Features and Add-ons
Alongside antivirus, anti-ransomware, anti-malware and anti-spyware protection, ScanGuard includes identity protection, an individual file scanner that checks and automatically quarantines suspicious downloads and an ad blocker.
You’ll also get a whole load of other addons, including a secure password manager, several tools that’ll help you keep your device performing optimally and a free VPN.
This latter feature is undoubtedly the star of the show. Not only will it give your online security and privacy a boost, but seeing as the typical annual fee for a third-party VPN can be quite steep, it’s also a money saver.
One of the best things about ScanGuard is that you can benefit from most of these addons even on the entry-level Essential Antivirus package. In fact, the Pro Antivirus package only adds a browser extension that blocks malicious websites, while the Ultimate Antivirus package adds an antivirus ebook.
On the one hand, this means you don’t have much incentive to upgrade unless you need protection for multiple devices (the main difference between plans is the number of devices you can use the software on). But the upside is that you pay exactly for what you need. You don’t have to pony up for an expensive package just to get more features.