AVG AntiVirus Free is a powerful antivirus, an essential tool that protects your computer against viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, and other spyware when browsing online or going through email.
The scanning engine is quick and powerful, and updates are performed daily. Scanning speed has been reduced thanks to the priority system that optimizes resource consumption: scans are put on high priority when you're away from your computer, and low priority when you're using it.
With AVG AntiVirus Free, you can also schedule virus scans ahead of time and choose which parts of the system you need to analyze, as well as run separate scans to identify rootkits.
AVG AntiVirus Free includes LinkScanner, which assesses the safety of the websites you visit, as well as links on social networks including Facebook or Twitter.
Gaming mode allows you to turn off updates and/or scheduled scans so that whenever you play a video game, you don't experience any lag or reduction in frame rate.
AVG also protects your privacy by preventing data theft. It analyzes the behavior of installed software and blocks any suspicious activity.
AVG Antivirus Free also includes File Shredder, a useful tool for permanently deleting files from your computer.
A modern style and very user-friendly
AVG AntiVirus Free is very user-friendly, perfect for first time users. More experienced users, on the other hand, will probably want to fully configure the antivirus through its advanced features.
The interface has an elegant design and a modern style reminiscent of Windows 8.
Guaranteed protection for your computer
AVG AntiVirus Free is a high quality antivirus. Its engine is one of the best in the business, up there with Avast! or Avira. Its various tools protect your computer from threats, while its low resource consumption and excellent scanning speed make it extremely practical, especially for people who have an older computer.
Differences with the premium version and Internet Security
Unlike the free version, the premium version of AVG AntiVirus includes Online Shield, which protects you from potentially harmful downloads, and Data Safe, which encrypts your personal files with a password. Along with these features, Internet Security also includes a firewall and an anti-spam filter for your email.
Light and powerful
Checks links on social networking sites
A wide range of useful features
Few important new features
"AVG Antivirus does its job, but not without a lot of hassle."
Once the go-to free antivirus, AVG's quality has dropped dramatically as QA and customer support and appreciation have seemingly dwindled. Plagued with issues like errant trial timer messages, false positives, and ceaseless and annoying ads that interrupt your work, even on the free version, these issues almost aren't worth the protection they provide, given the abundance of ad-free alternatives that do the same thing, if not even better.
Laws concerning the use of this software vary from country to country. We do not encourage or condone the use of this program if it is in violation of these laws.
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