AVG AntiVirus 2016 is the commercial version of the company's free malware hunter, which includes everything you'd expect from an antivirus tool, and then throws in plenty of extras for good measure.
A stylish and appealing interface makes it easy to see the latest security status for various areas, with panels for "Computer", "Web", "Identity" and "Email".
Each panel represents an aspect of AVG's protection - antivirus, browsing protection, behavioural monitoring and email scanning - and you can click any of these to enable, disable or configure it to suit your needs.
You'll probably be more interested in checking your system for malware, though, and that's just as straightforward: click "Scan Now" and watch as the program goes to work.
If you need more control, click the gear icon next to "Scan Now" and you're able to check specific files or folders, run different scan types, or use the flexible scheduler to automatically run scans whenever you like.
The program also comes with AVG Zen, which allows you to monitor and manage AVG installations across all your devices.
But why choose the commercial version when you could opt for AVG Free? Download scanning is a major plus. AVG Antivirus 2016 checks the files you download (or share via instant messaging) against both its own scanning engine and the LinkScanner. You also more frequent updates, so if you're looking for the maximum protection then AVG Antivirus 2016 could be worth the cost.
AVG Antivirus 2016 includes these changes:
- Cloud-based protection to identify even the very latest threats right away
- Smarter behavioural monitoring helps to find undiscovered malware
- Full Windows 10 support
AVG AntiVirus 2016 provides multiple layers of protection in a good-looking tool which is very easy to use. But if you can live without the download protection, the FREE build could be a better choice.