AVG Free Edition is one of the freeware antivirus software that should be taken into consideration when thinking about a freeware solution to protect one’s PC. It only provides basic protection, but this should be enough for those who are not avid computer users who download tons of files from the Internet.
Extra attention should be paid when installing this application, since it offers to make some changes to your search engine and install a browser toolbar. Even if you refuse these offers, the software still functions properly.
The interface of AVG Free Edition pleasant, and packed with features that users would only expect from paid solutions, including modules such as LinkScanner, E-mail Protection or Anti-Rootkit.
The scanning process is really fast and thanks to Smart Scanning it can even allow users to work on the computer without noticeably affecting performance. Basically, this particular function starts a scanning process when the computer is idle and switches to a low-priority mode once it detects some activity.
In addition, the PC Analyzer mode will enable users to scan their PC and identify registry errors, junk files, fragmentation errors or invalid shortcuts. AVG Free Edition also comes in handy for proactive identity theft and privacy-related security.
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