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AVG Premium Security 2013 review

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AVG Premium Security 2013 is an extended version of AVG's Internet Security 2013 which includes some very useful extras.

Identity Alert, for instance, is a web service which can scour the web looking for personal details like your credit card number, email address or telephone number. If it finds anything suspicious - a hacker has dumped your details online somewhere, perhaps - you'll be sent an email alert, giving you valuable time to inform your bank, change passwords and so on.

And Quick Tune is a simple but straightforward PC cleanup tool aims to enhance your system's performance by fixing Registry errors, removing junk files, defragmenting your hard drive and detecting and deleting broken shortcuts.

Of course you also get all the regular AVG Internet Security 2013 features. And these start with the core antivirus engine, which is not only a little more accurate in this release, but will also scan your system up to 36 percent faster.

Elsewhere, browsing protection sees the program scan web pages for danger before you even get to see them. A smart firewall blocks network attacks and intelligently controls access to your internet connection (so there are no annoying popups and alerts), while in our tests AVG's spam filter now blocks around 88 percent of all junk emails at its default settings (and that's an impressive 60% improvement on the previous edition).

All this is presented in a clean, simple and very Windows 8-like interface, which makes it easy to access the program's various features and functionality, togerther with plenty of other improvements across the suite. 

Please note, there's no trial build of AVG Premium Security 2013. It's a direct purchase only.



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