If you want free antivirus software that can give you peace of mind, then AVG AntiVirus Free is your ideal solution. The program will protect your computer against viruses and other malicious applications by doing more than scanning your system.
- Provides real-time protection to ensure computer is always safe via AVG Resident Shield
- AVG On-Demand Scanner allows users to schedule tests
- AVG E-mail Scanner checks for any malicious content hidden in e-mail messages
- AVG Virus Vault handles infected files safely
- Unlimited updates of the free virus database
- Blocks infected links
- Checks files before downloading
Using AVG AntiVirus Free
The installation package include many components that are automatically installed by default. However, custom support allows users to select the components they would like to install. These components include identity, Web browsing and e-mail protection.
Since AVG AntiVirus Free is ad-supported, it offers third-party tools and makes changes to Web browsers. However, we paid closer attention during installation and avoided clicking “Next” unnecessarily, which was enough to skip the things we did not want.
The new AVG AntiVirus Free has adopted the appearance of Windows 8, featuring flat buttons on a neatly organized user interface.
The program has several enhanced features, which are useful for protecting personal data both locally and online. The latest release includes an innovative cloud-based detection method that gives users the most up-to-date protection based on the latest virus definitions and other algorithms. With Outbreak Detection feature, the program enables users to take fast steps to nip emerging threats in the bud.
The program let us scan custom folders and files, removable drives or a whole computer. We could also set it to scan for rootkits alone. Indeed, the free antivirus software has customization options that enable advanced users to configure its complete scanning behavior. Some of the things we could configure included scan speed, exceptions, automatic virus removal, tracking cookies, heuristics, archives, PUP and spyware reports, file extensions and automatic PC shutdown.
In addition to verifying both outgoing and incoming e-mails, we also used the program to filter spam. It is compatible with POP3, IMAP and SMTP. The program also scans suspicious activities and applications to prevent identity theft.
AVG AntiVirus Free is a powerful program for giving PCs an all-rounded protection. Its default configurations allow novice users to have comprehensive protection, and advanced users can adjust it to suit their preferences.