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A Comparison of AVG vs Microsoft Security Essentials by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs Microsoft Security Essentials by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of October 1, 2014).


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Versions:

AVG Free 2015 - AVG is very popular for their free version. The free version provides advanced antivirus and spyware scanning on your PC. It should be noted that AVG is for PC only.

AVG Antivirus 2015 - Antivirus 2015 is the entry level paid AVG product. It provides additional features not found in the free version. These features include a scan of files before you open them for additional protection, scanning social media links to prevent social media viruses, and mobile device protection.

AVG Internet Security 2015 - Internet Security 2015 includes all the features found in Antivirus 2015 with additional features such as a firewall and optimized video streaming for faster movie downloads online!
Versions:

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus download which works on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Windows 8 has a feature called Windows Defender which is the same as Microsoft Security Essentials but you do not need to download it as it is built in. Microsoft Security Essentials is a plain solution which is better than nothing but in general is significantly outperformed by any of the commercial antivirus solutions reviewed on this website. MSE will detect some viruses but not near the success rate as other commercial solutions. We suggest Avira, Avast, AVG or ZoneAlarm free editions if you absolutely need free antivirus.
Strengths:

AVG is a super popular antivirus program and AVG leverages that popularity to your advantage. Any new threat found by an AVG customer gets pushed out to warn everyone using AVG with the Community Protection Network.
AVG LinkScanner Surf Shield checks every suspect website before viewing to prevent malware from executing.
Proactively checks links on Facebook and Twitter to prevent social media malware.
Strengths:

Microsoft Security Essentials is free and provides some protection against viruses and spyware.
Security Essentials is very low maintenance. It basically runs in the background without interfering with your computer experience.
Security Essentials is very lightweight and it certainly doesn't bog down your system.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. We can't find a virtual sandbox option in AVG.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. MSE does not include a sandbox browsing environment which can prevent malicious websites from running.
PC Optimization:

Yes. AVG Quick Tune degragments the hard drive and cleans up the registry. AVG Accelerator optimizes file compression for increased internet browsing speeds. AVG System tools optimizes PC resources.
PC Optimization:

No. MSE does not include a PC Tuneup or any kind of PC optimization functionality.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Although not in the product feature list, AVG offers a service called LiveKive which provides online backup for free up to 5GB.
Backups / Online Storage:

No. MSE does not back up your computer files in any way.
Parental Control:

Yes. For $.99 extra, AVG Family Safety can be accessed which provides in-depth features such as internet scheduling, monitoring for cyber-bullying, tracking social media activity, blocking adult websites, and more.
Parental Control:

No. MSE does not include any kind of parental control functionality
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. AVG Online Shield monitors links sent within chat venues. Files sent within ICQ, MSN and Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Chat / IM Protection:

No. MSE does not protect instant messenger chats or social network chats such as facebook chat.
Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.
Customer Support:

No. MSE does not come with some kind of customer support exclusive to the product.
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