Adds an extra layer of protection to PCs and Macs by detecting and removing potential threats
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
One of the quickest and most efficient defenses against viruses, spyware, malware and rootkits, AVG Antivirus Free is one of the best antiviruses found on the market. In fact, multiple times it has received wide acclaim for being one of the best antiviruses. What are the reasons? You have a powerful program with plenty of safety features to keep you protected and safe from the threats of hackers. Second, the software developers used a user friendly interface to keep people from feeling confused while using it.
AVG Antivirus lets you browse online or scan through your emails to make sure everything remains safe from harm. The scanning engine operates with a quick and powerful functioning and the updates perform daily to keep you in the best condition. The scanning speed has been lowered because of a priority system, which optimizes the consumption of your resources. Whenever away from the computer, scans receive top priority, but when you have started using your computer, they take a low priority.
If you've ever downloaded a couple antiviruses to see which one worked the best, one of the lessons you learned was how the best one operates in the background. You don't want it to constantly interfere with your everyday living. However, while it operates in the background, the antivirus should also be able to stop threats before they come to fruition. A poor antivirus program will leave you with a dysfunctional system full of viruses. Unfortunately, AVG antivirus has lost its non-intrusive approach over the years. It used to be a great system, but now, you see advertisements to buy the paid version at what feels like every five minutes. It feels annoying after a while, but the company claims they have to do this to sell more subscriptions. This business approach alienates a lot of free antivirus users and causes them to look elsewhere.
All gamers understand the annoyance antivirus sometimes poses to their video games. The system tries to update while you're playing Call of Duty, and this costs you valuable time. Either that or a scheduled scan interrupts your gaming. With gaming mode in AVG, you can eliminate this problem so that you don't experience more lag or a lower frame rate as a result. Unfortunately, gaming mode doesn't protect you from the obnoxious ads, and instead of slowing down your game, it brings these annoying pop-ups that will literally take you to the desktop screen when you don't want to be there. It all compiles to make for a less than appealing antivirus system, and to be honest, you have better software on the market.
AVG Anti-Virus is a program designed to protect your computer against viruses, malware, trojans, spyware and other threats. It has gone through many changes since it first came out, allowing better protection for your Windows computers.
AVG Anti-Virus also includes a LinkScanner, which will scan the search results that show up to make sure they are safe to click on. The program does try to interfere with your current Internet browser by changing the default search engine and downloading other add-ons. It is easy to deny these settings, you just need to read the installation windows carefully. If the download does change your settings, you can easily go back and change them back to your original settings.
AVG Anti-Virus has a clean user interface that is easy to use to run scans. The program will also stay running while the window is closed through the use of an icon in the system tray. This also allows you to easily open the program at any time. While running in the system tray, the program doesn't use much of your computer's system resources, and it will not keep showing you warning or update windows unless you try to visit a website that has been compromised. Since it is a trial version, the interface will keep asking you to purchase AVG Professional every time you open it.
AVG Anti-Virus offers three types of scans to search and remove threats on your computer. The full system scan will scan every folder on your computer, you can select files and folders to scan, or you can use the anti-rootkit option. You can also set up a scheduled scan for a certain day and time so that you don't have to remember to set up the scan every time. AVG Anti-Virus is designed in a way that supports touch in Windows 8. The new version also includes a firewall, which was not previously included on other versions of the program. The firewall helps AVG Anti-Virus fight spam, scan links in search results and protect against your Wi-Fi being hacked.
AVG Anti-Virus fully integrates with Windows Explorer, which allows scanning from the context menus. This new version of the program scans 36 percent quicker and loads 200 percent faster. It is a great tool that protects your computer better than before. The database also automatically updates everyday to prevent against new threats.