AVG Antivirus offers an essential protection that detects, blocks and removes viruses and malware – all for free. Despite being a free security tool, AVG Anti-Virus is as good as any paid anti-virus app. It features a bunch of dedicated modules to protect you from antivirus, spyware and rootkits and spam, and also includes the so called LinkScanner – an extra layer of protection that checks search results and web links to make sure they’re safe. In recent years, the developers have added more intrusive features that try to intefere with browser settings such as your preferred search engine but overall, it still remains a good anti-virus option.
AVG Antivirus Free detects and stops viruses and threats before they even get to your PC. It check your downloaded files before you open them, your Facebook links before you click, your email before it gets to you and your websites before you visit them.
As antivirus suite, AVG Free Antivirus features
Helps stop, remove, and prevent the spreading of viruses, worms or trojans.
- AntiMalware (AVG Resident Shield)
Protects you from malware on your PC and helps stop anything that’s infected.
- AVG Anti-Rootkit
Detects and removes dangerous rootkits that hide malicious software that seeks to take control of your computer.
- AVG Email Scanner
Detects infected or rogue inbound attachments so they can’t damage your PC. Works as a plug-in for email applications including Microsoft Outlook® 2010 or as a scanner for POP3, SMTP and IMAP accounts.
- AVG Protective Cloud Technology
Identifies and prevents emerging threats “in the cloud” via automatic updates to your antivirus software.
- AVG Community Protection Network
Instantly converts every new threat encountered by any member of our community into protection for everyone. It adds up to ever-better antivirus protection for the entire AVG community.
- AVG LinkScanner® Surf-Shield
Smart prevention technology that stops you hitting infected or criminal sites. Actively checks every web page just before you click and stops you if it detects anything suspicious.
- AVG Social Networking Protection
Checks the links that get exchanged when you’re on social networks such as Facebook®, Twitter® etc. to help keep you and your friends safe.
Also, AVG Antivirus free includes mobile protection for your Android device. No matter what sort of PC protection you choose, you get free mobile protection as well. With this antivirus software you get AVG Mobilation™ Antivirus Free for Android™, which combats viruses and malware so you can make calls, receive SMS, download music, video, and apps, and surf the web confidently, knowing you’re always kept safe. Also helps you identify apps and settings which may slow down your phone. Plus if you ever lose your phone, it helps you find and locate it using satellite technology and can keep your personal data safe by locking or wiping it. It’s easy to use and works on all versions of Android OS, v1.6 onwards.
AVG Antivirus Free 2014 prevents spying and data theft, providing the basic tools to control who is able to see and use what you do online. With AVG AntiVirus Free you get:
- AVG Do Not Track
Lets you identify which websites are collecting data on your online activities and gives you the choice whether to allow it. This is available if you take AVG Security Toolbar as part of your installation or as a separate plugin. Supports Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox® and Google Chrome®.
- AVG Identity Protection™
Not only keeps your personal information safe when you’re busy online, but also stops criminals stealing personal data on your PC.
Keep your identity safe from the Spyware and Adware that tracks personal information.
- AVG WiFi Guard
Helps you avoid the rogue WiFi access points used by hackers by alerting you when your PC tries to access an unknown WiFi network.
- File Shredder
File Shredder deletes data securely using processes that prevent them being accessed or recovered by someone else.
In order to help ensuring a fast running PC, AVG Free 2014 features:
- AVG Turbo Scan
Dramatically shortens security-scanning times thanks to a smarter scanning sequence that follows the order in which files are saved to the hard drive.
- Game Mode
Keeps scans and updates at bay whilst you play to avoid lags and freezes. Also safeguards your digital profile from hackers looking to steal and sell your game rewards.
- AVG Smart Scanner
Only scans your PC when you’re not using it. Drops to low priority mode as soon as you move your mouse or hit a key. To keep scan times to a minimum it ignores files it’s already scanned and knows are safe.
AVG offers free support even for their free antivirus version. The AVG support team is always just a free call away day or night, free of charge, 365 days a year.
OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP