How are TSA Scores determined?
The Software Authority strives to be different! Our results are based on factual data and you will never see a non-certified product that you never heard of being rated highly for the sole purpose of pushing sales like we often see on other review sites.
With increasing computer processor speeds being able to handle heavy workloads and improving performance significantly, TSA Scores are focused more on how well a security product protects your system from malware, viruses, and threats as opposed to how much system impact does this security product have. Reality is, if you obtain a nasty Ransomware virus as an example, does having a product that uses limited computer resources matter if you can no longer access your computer?
The TSA Score is determined by analyzing the latest review data from multiple independent testing laboratories, other reputable third party review sites and our many years of experience in the security software industry. The results from these sources are then inputted into a proprietary formula that determines the final TSA Score.
Independent Lab Results
Antivirus protection that automatically updates to protect you from continually evolving threats. As hackers develop new techniques, AVG’s research labs are constantly processing web data to provide new defenses to keep you automatically protected.
Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware
Our Antivirus technology protects you from falling victim to (or unwittingly spreading) a virus, worm, or Trojan horse. The first layer of protection is traditional antivirus, which keeps known threats out of your system by matching them to a database. AVG Anti-Spyware protects you from Spyware and Adware that can keep track of your personal information.
AVG Resident Shield provides an additional layer of protection by examining files for threats as they are being copied opened or saved and prevents you opening infected files.
AVG Protective Cloud Technology
Emerging threats are identified “in the cloud” and prevented from infecting your computer via AVG’s automatic updates to your antivirus software.
AVG Community Protection Network
Information about the latest threats is collected from customers who choose to participate, enabling us to constantly identify new threats, supporting everyone in the AVG community and helping us to provide superior antivirus protection.
AVG Identity ProtectionTM
AVG Identity Protection™ goes way beyond the typical identity theft protection software. Not only will we keep you safe from online threats – we’re also able to see when anything potentially bad might be happening on your PC, and stop it before it can do any damage.
Gaming and surfing without interruptions
Get on with your surfing and gaming without interference. Scans operate when you are away from your PC, and it also knows when you are gaming and ensures that the security operates in the background only, leaving you free to play.
AVG Smart Scanning
Our intelligent and lightweight smart scanning technology operates in high-priority mode while you’re away from your PC and drops into low-priority mode when you move your mouse or strike a key. AVG Smart Scanning ignores files it has scanned in the past and already knows are safe, enabling vast improvements in scan times.
Processor: 1.5 GHz or faster
Memory: 512 MB of RAM
Screen resolution: at least 1024 × 768 pixels
Internet Explorer® 6 or higher
Online version: at least 150 MB of free disk space
CD version: at least 1300 MB of free disk space (and CD-ROM or DVD drive)