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AVG Anti-Virus has gone through many changes over the years but is still one of the handiest free antivirus programs available for personal users. Despite being a free security tool, AVG Anti-Virus is as good as any paid anti-virus app. It features a bunch of dedicated modules to protect you from antivirus, spyware and rootkits and spam, and also includes the so called LinkScanner – an extra layer of protection that checks search results and web links to make sure they’re safe. In recent years, the developers have added more intrusive features that try to intefere with browser settings such as your preferred search engine but overall, it still remains a good anti-virus option. One of the best things about AVG Anti-Virus is that it offers neat, effective protection while staying silently minimized in your system tray without guzzling system resources and of course, without constantly bothering you with warning windows or update messages. Since it’s the free version of a complete program, AVG Anti-Virus does show the odd nag screen encouraging you to buy AVG Professional, something which may annoy some users. AVG Anti-Virus features a nicely designed, more user-friendly interface, and includes a desktop widget from which you can scan the system or update the virus database. Of course, you still have the same three types of scan: full system, selected files and folders and anti-rootkit. AVG Anti-Virus also lets you schedule scans for a certain day and time. The whole AVG Anti-Virus package should be enough to ensure you’re not infected with any virus. The program also integrates seamlessly with Windows Explorer, allowing you to scan files from their context menus. AVG Anti-Virus’s database is automatically updated on a daily basis, so you’re always protected from even the most recently discovered threats. Although AVG Anti-Virus still remains a very powerful packages, there are other anti virus tools – such as Avast! – that do as good a job if not better. AVG Antivirus remains a perfect security solution for the average computer user, providing a powerful weapon against viruses. Useful Links - AVG 9: Not such a nice antivirus anymore - Tips to browse the web more safely - Free

  • Version: Free Edition 12.0.2126 2012
  • Compatibility: Windows 2000Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 7
  • License: Free
  • Part of: Anti-Virus, Featured