AVG AntiVirus Free is a software among the family of software developed by AVG Technologies. It is the exclusive free version of the world-renowned AVG Antivirus software. This antivirus powerhouse has all of the features you would need to protect your computer against most threats including trojans, malware, and spyware. Protect yourself against phishing and identity theft with this real-time security tool. Enhance your online browsing experience without having to be worried about getting a virus. With a simplified, intuitive user interface, protecting yourself has never been easier. The software has also been enhanced to minimize the resources it uses up.
- AVG AntiVirus provides most of the standard features that are available in today’s Antiviruses with incredible efficiency. It can scan files and folders (or the entire computer system) for viruses, malware, spyware, adware and the like. It can scan emails for such malignant program, can repair files damaged or stolen by viruses, and provides a quarantine zone where infected files can be kept until further action is taken on them.
- The LinkScanner feature gives real-time protection to users, wherein the software is constantly checking the system for malignant programs live with the actions of the user. As a result, threats pertaining from visiting certain websites, opening certain files or downloading files can be immediately diagnosed before they cause damage.
- A similar feature is the AVG Online Shield, which gives users protection against harmful programs trying to dig their way into the user’s system. It warns the user about fishy websites before they load and files before they download. Cyber attacks are increasingly becoming more common in the era of advanced computing, and hence AVG AntiVirus has become an important tool to defend users from loss of important files and breach of privacy.
- The User Interface is simple. The opening page gives users availability to do different types if scans depending on the threat level, or the time periods between scans. A live file checker shows number of threats detected and their type as well as their location. The infected files can then have different actions taken on them, including repair and quarantine. A separate section for quarantine shows the files which have been infected or which AVG considers harmful to the user.
Being a freemium software, AVG provides these functionalities for free, but for added plans for protection and attack against the dangers of the Internet, a paid plan is available.