Downloading a free antivirus that turns out to be efficient in our war against the different dangers lurking on the Internet isn't easy at all. There are quite a few out there, but hardly any of them are as efficient as this one developed by AVG, a company with a vast experience protecting computers that also offers us a low resource consumption and simple installation.
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Protecting different aspects of our computer
This security tool for our computer protects different system aspects, paying special attention to all those potential threats that arise from the Internet. AVG AntiVirus Free comes along with a simple and sober interface that helps us to make use of its different options and features.
- System analysis: it offers different options such as scheduling specific processes and analyses like complete analyses, folder analyses, file analyses and anti-rootkit analyses aimed at finding performance problems.
- Computer: this antivirus tool protects us in real-time against viruses, spyware, and trojans and offers us a Safe Box function that encrypts and decrypts password-protected files.
- Web browsing: it comes along with the LinkScanner function that scans web links accessed in order to avoid harmful sites and Online Shield that scans files before downloading them.
- Identity Protection: it checks the software to make sure it comes from a reliable source.
- Email: it analyzes emails and detects attachments that could be potentially dangerous. It also includes an antispam filter to keep junk mail at bay.
- Firewall: to avoid system intrusions.
Protect several computers at once
One of the most interesting functions of this AVG Free is the possibility to control the protection of different computers, whether Windows or Mac and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. You can add as many as you want:
- The subscription's features are shared out among all the devices.
- The protection and optimization are controlled remotely from the PC.
- Security and performance alerts are received in the control panel.
Full control from a single place.
One of the strong points of AVG Free is its interface that, with a sober and clean design, simplifies the process of interacting with is functions and offers us shortcuts to the program's different controls. Its database is constantly updated, so the protection is always aware of new threats detected.
An excellent option if you need free protection against virus and spyware.
Downloading AVG's antivirus is a decent way of protecting your PC against viruses and other dangers present on the Internet. A product you can use without any cost and that guarantees a great performance.
Improvements in the latest version
- Fixes a critical issue.
- Last version with full support for Windows XP and Vista.