While all of the security suites here include a firewall, AVG is one of the few to innovate on the tech, allowing you to see all of your connections in real-time. That might be a bit alarming at first – turns out your computer is making an awful lot of connections at any given time – but it’s a great diagnostics tool.
Beyond the main firewall, AVG also features a file shield that scans files every time they’re opened, a behaviour shield that watches for programs acting suspiciously, a web shield that scans all files downloaded from the internet and blocks known web attacks, and an email shield that protects you from unsafe attachments.
All that, and you get unlimited installs, making this a great choice for big families or anyone with lots of devices they want to keep protected.
We reviewed AVG Ultimate, which
costs £69.99/$99.99, but you still get the firewall with the cheaper AVG Internet Security package – which also boasts a
AVG Ultimate 2018 review.