AVG Free Edition


License: Freeware
Downloads: 2
Op. System: Windows 8/7/Vista/2003/XP
Last updated: 2013-09-04
File size: 135 MB
Publisher: AVG Technologies
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Editor's review AVG Free Edition

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AVG Free Edition is probably the most known Antivirus protection tool. 'AVG Free Edition is available for free and for lifetime for home- users. Fast virus database updates are available during the lifespan of the product and are offering therefore the high level of recognition, trusted by millions of users all over the world to protect their computers. 'AVG Free is easy to handle and will not slow down your system (low demands to system resources). The highlights include an automatic update function, the AVG Resident Shield, which provides real time protection when the files are opened and programs are executed, free virus database updates during the lifespan of the product and the AVG Virus Vault for secure handling of infected files. The version 7.5 contains optimized virus detection based on better heuristic and NTSF data stream scan, smaller installation- and update files and an optimized user interface. The newest version is also compatible with Windows Vista. Review of the editor In this article we will revise some facts regarding the AVG Free Edition 7.5 to see if it can cope with it?s reputation or not. The first thing to consider is that it is for free. Don?t misunderstand me, not everything what is for free is a good thing, anyway regarding this software it?s the case. The fee free version of AVG Free Edition 7.5 is thought for the use with single home computers and not for companies or other organizations of any kind. The free version has many features to keep your computer running, the way as it should be. Pros The first pro was already mentioned, it?s for free. Another pro is the simple installation process and the initial setup. While opening the program the first time you will recognize three main buttons. These buttons will help you to choose the most frequent tasks for example the scan of your computer, how you should scan and the search for updates. Now I know that out there are existing programs which install and proof their own updates, anyway, weather you have been in a hurry or simply are occupied with something else and you Anti Virus program begins to download, this can get on your nerves. Also for the dial- users out there like my self for example the updates are the only thing they can do when it just runs. Otherwise the note that everything works at a snail?s pace. Cons The main refutation that I can think of is the size of the downloaded file, 17.4 MB, and let me tell you that this consumes a lot of memory an time. But thankfully this download contains everything what you need to get started. Yes, you must update AVG, but seriously, if you would chance the download at least once a day you would have to update anyway. Another contra is, that it is thought for only one PC and not for more, anyway you can upgrade to the professional version, whenever you like to. Review and rating I have to give AVG free a minimum of 9 out of 10. I write this article and meanwhile the AVG Test Center scans my computer while I?m typing. Something else for those of us who have to think about a lot of things which are not PC related: You can fix AVG so that it searches every day at a certain time for updates. So do not worry, AVG can be set to work according to your planning.

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