Security software is one of those things you simply have to have these days, but not all of us seem content with paying for it. Luckily, there is a middle ground.

For AVG, that middle ground is a free iteration of its internet security product providing the necessary bits and pieces no computer owner and user should be without, while offering more substantial security elements if you’re prepared to take out your wallet.

This week, AVG is rolling out updates to its network of software solutions, as the company forks in two directions for computer users, offering “protection” and “performance”, both of which are the words that make up the names of AVG’s new products.

“From the number of devices we own, to the types of apps we use, the digital world is now more intrinsically linked with our lives than ever before; and this dependency shows no sign of stopping,” said Andrew Reid, Senior Vice President of Products at AVG Technologies.

“However, with the online landscape getting more complicated on a daily basis, we know that consumers and businesses cannot afford to be left unprepared. That is why we are constantly evolving our products – giving our customers peace of mind that their devices will always be protected and performing at their best, no matter how their device use changes.”


First there’s “Protection”, and this is basically the mission critical product most people think of when they hear the words internet security.

Just like with previous AVG incarnations, this will arrive in both a free and paid edition, allowing even the people who can’t quite see the value in keeping their data and/or identity safe a little bit of safeguarding and protection.