It's in plain English and, as we mentioned above, AVG doesn't currently share any data - even non-personal data - with outside companies.
Avast asks you to opt-in to receive relevant offers, which may persuade some over AVG's forced opt-in to sharing data.
Overall, then Avast is one of the best free antivirus packages around.
All the free products here do that, but not all are as effective as others.
As a secondary task, though, the full paid-for products should reduce the amount of unwanted advertising and offers that get through to you, and they usually offer quite a few other features as we mentioned above.
But without further ado, here are reviews of the leading free AV programs – you really can get something for nothing.
Unlike some firms, Avast doesn’t hide its free antivirus offering so you can’t find it.
Those come with Avast’s Internet Security package, while Premier adds automatic software updating and a file shredder.
You do get more if you buy an internet security suite, but what you get in the free version is stripped down package with a smaller feature set.
Don't expect to get extras such as spam filtering, improved firewalls, parental controls, password managers and support for mobile devices, although some of this can be had for free.
The good news is that Avast’s antivirus protection is solid.
AV Test gave it a full 6/6 in its most recent tests, and the same for usability.