Last year, Avast acquired AVG, but fans of either company needn't worry, as both product lines continue their separate existence.
Why would a company want to acquire such a similar competitor?
That becomes a full circle only if you upgrade to the paid edition.
If you followed the installer's instructions regarding Web Tuneup, that panel displays a full circle.
It may seem counterintuitive, but in most cases antivirus makers pay for the privilege of having products included in testing by the independent labs, but they do benefit.Both AVG and Avast have huge followings, but globally each is strong in different areas. Of course, AVG only makes money if somebody purchases the for-pay security suite.There's a certain amount of upsell when you go to install the free antivirus, but it's much more laid back than, for example, Comodo. Fortunately, you can get that protection without spending a penny. And I don't mean the antivirus built into Windows—it just doesn't measure up.