AVG AntiVirus Free

AVG AntiVirus Free 17.1.3006

Quick and efficient defense against viruses, spyware and rootkits

AVG AntiVirus Free is one of the best antiviruses on the market. It's powerful, has lots of features, and has a friendly interface. View full description

PROS

  • Light and powerful
  • Checks links on social networking sites
  • A wide range of useful features
  • Neat design

CONS

  • Long Installation
  • Few important new features

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AVG AntiVirus Free is one of the best antiviruses on the market. It's powerful, has lots of features, and has a friendly interface.

A complete antivirus with plenty of features

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.  

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. 

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.

— User reviews — about AVG AntiVirus Free

  • Linda N Jim

    by Linda N Jim

    "Wont do this again. "

    I dont think I will ever purchase this product again. To many things changed after installation. Computer slowed down, c... More.

    reviewed on October 5, 2016

  • Paul Fox926657644

    by Paul Fox926657644

    "It Does exactly what it says on the tin"

    I Think its the best think since liced bread,and it works great. More.

    reviewed on September 24, 2016

  • Ardy1

    by Ardy1

    "Feeling completely ripped off."

    I used to love this antivirus. I have AVG Ultimate. It has some great particulars about it; however upon renewal I have ... More.

    reviewed on April 22, 2016

  • cassiestlaurent

    by cassiestlaurent

    "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 s... More.

    reviewed on March 26, 2016

  • awazjimbika

    by awazjimbika

    "popular"

    powerfully easy to use and friendly world wide known software and its most favorable . More.

    reviewed on March 24, 2016

  • alikhan164118794

    by alikhan164118794

    "Dangerous updates"

    Downloaded January 20, 2016 update and, after rebooting, found many of my Windows programs would not work unless AVG was... More.

    reviewed on January 22, 2016