AVG Free Antivirus Review:

AVG Free Antivirus Review: Best Free-of-Charge ProtectionThere are lots of choices when it comes to free antivirus software. Nearly every reputable firm selling antivirus software has an entry level offer. This means you can keep your computer free from malware without spending a single dollar. In today’s articles we will take a look at AVG Antivirus Free which promises to provide a reliable antivirus protection in addition to the features of system optimisation. Let’s look at it closer. Before diving any deeper we would like to give you a helpful overview of the information. That’s how you can look out for what to expect. Then we’ll plunge deep into various features. By the end of this article, you should get to know AVG Antivirus Free very well. Overview Supported Platforms Only Windows users can get the free version. Uses both manual and automated protection. Automated protection scans downloaded attachments to email files and contents of emails (for phishing attempts). AV-TEST scores Able to detect 100 per cent of the most recent threats. The standard in industry is 98.5 per cent. Additional features This includes a file shredder for safe file deletion. Additional components will search the registry of your PC, and uninstall junk files.Cons No additional features – this is a basic antivirus tool Serves as an advertisement for the products of other AVG. Final Verdict This is an excellent choice considering it is free of charge. AVG Antivirus Free catches up to 100% of malware files. Despite a couple of annoyances we strongly recommend this software. Rating Although the above overview should give you a glimpse of what to expect to continue reading. We’ll take a look at this in-depth software which is the best way to see if this antivirus could be your perfect choice.

AVG Antivirus Review – Free Version

We’ve spent some time trying out this software to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive review. We are going to start from the very beginning with that said. Let’s look at the installation process first. Then we’re going to tell you what features you can expect and how well those features work. So let’s kick off. AVG Antivirus Installation Process

“2/2.1606.jpg” offers an incredibly easy method to install. However to avoid bloatware we recommend taking a bit longer way. Our Rating: 7/10. As you can imagine the installation process starts with a visit to the official website of AVG. Clicking the ‘ Free Download ‘ button will download a very small file to your PC. Double-click on the installation file once downloaded and AVG’s Installation Wizard will welcome you. Continue: This is a very prominent button which attempts to catch your attention. If you click on it you can expect to do the job on its own from the Installation Wizard. We do not recommend this however because you may end up with bloatware such as browser extensions. “2/2.1607.jpg” Custom Installation: You can fine-tune the AVG antivirus here. Take a look on the above screenshot. You have the option to choose between three extra components. Computer Shield and Internet Email Shield are apparently perfectly usable. These are automated tools which always promise to protect your PC. However, the SafePrice extension does not need to be installed. It promises to keep your shopping online safe but instead serves as an adware. This is why picking the custom installation is always the best option. “2/2.1608.jpg” Once you’ve selected the components you need from there it’s all smooth sailing. AVG is going to do the rest of the work by itself. Ease of Use

“2/2.1609.jpg” A highly polished UI which promises intuitive controls. Although this antivirus may sometimes be a bit overwhelming even inexperienced users should not face any problems. Our Rating: 9/10. Upon downloading this app, the UI (User Interface) interface you have to deal with is. It’s important to be nicely crafted for every antivirus and not to overload its users. Because of many different options this kind of program can be notoriously hard to use. Let’s look at how AVG Antivirus Free is dealing with this. AVG Free Antivirus provides two forms of protection:

“2/2.1611.jpg” You can rely on automated security that works with manual scanning in the background and on requests. Our Rating: 8/10. You need to know that there are two sorts of protection against antivirus. First there are built-in mechanisms that are (automatically) designed to work on their own. You may turn them ON or OFF and hope they succeed in capturing malicious files. Protection is ‘ manual ‘ on the other hand. You can do manual searches and scan your PC against viruses and threats just like with any other antivirus.

When enabled, the Home Screen that contains basic information will greet you. You can end up with Basic security if you use the free version (reviewed in this article). This includes two important features that can be found on the left side of AVG’s screen: identify online scams and malicious attempts to “2/2.1612.jpg” Web Email: AVG Antivirus Free is responsible for browsing your Internet and email. Click the button and you will see two options. One of these is known as Web Shield and the other is Email Shield. These are again automated tools which work on their own. If a malicious attempt is made, you will see a prompt telling you that a malicious file was placed in the quarantine. I received this message when I tried to update the drivers of my Nvidia GPU which looks a little odd. As you can see, AVG Antivirus Free has captured the installation file attempted to download by Nvidia’s software. This did not cause any problems with the installation however. I’ve successfully updated my drivers, when the warning about a possible virus is gone. “2/2.1614.jpg” I’m not sure if AVG’s catch was wrong but it seems so. I can hardly imagine Nvidia being serving malware from their servers after all. Anyway that didn’t cause any issues.

Protection manual Now let’s talk about the core of this antivirus. You are just one click away from all sorts of antivirus scanning mechanisms at any moment. The big green button on the home page will take you to a full scan of your computer. This is a so-called full scan that looks after the viruses and other malware addons to your browser. Completing which means this is not the ‘ real ‘ computer scan requires only a few minutes. Instead, AVG Antivirus Free simply checks the most difficult areas to find a problem. “2/2.1615.jpg” To see other types of scans, click on the ‘ Gear Icon ‘ on the Home Page. There are six different ways to keep your PC protected so here’s a short overview of each of these: Computer Scan is what we’ve talked about in the paragraph before. It says she scans all of your computer for hidden threats. However, this is just a quick search that can be used when connecting thumb drives or external hard drives to complete “2/2.1616.jpg” USB / DVD Scan. Sadly, when you plug in a USB drive “2/2.1617.jpg” File or Folder Scan you can’t set up AVG to pop up, it’s an antivirus scan you can customize. If your computer has a portion that needs to be scanned this is where you can do it. Just click on this button to select a directory you want to scan and that is it. Performance Scan is the reason we don’t like the way AVG presents stuff. This is not a search of malware but rather a gateway to another product made by this company. It scans errors in the registry of junk files, and similar things. However, you can’t do anything unless you download “2/2.1618.jpg” software called AVG PC TuneUpWhen you open the selection of various scans you will see that three of them come with additional options. Look at the screenshot found at the top of this section and you’ll see three small gear icons alongside three antivirus scans types. Let’s see what those are able to do. “2/2.1620.jpg” By clicking on any of the three Gear Icons you’ll be able to fine-tune the behavior of each scan. You will see a range of eight choices on the left side of the screen, ranging from scanning sensitivity to exceptions and scheduling. This is where you can tell AVG how sensitive it should be, and more, to look for infected files. When it comes to sensitivity you can adjust the heuristic scanning strength which could make scanning a little longer. Although you can push this software’s limits, we still recommend that you leave this to ‘ Normal. ‘

“2/2.1621.jpg” Antivirus performance The most important thing about any antivirus software is how effectively it catches malware files. There’s no need to worry about AVG Antivirus as it catches 100 percent of all malware. Our rating: “10/10. Up until now we’ve been thinking about what kinds of features you can anticipate. But now’s the time to talk about how they work. The best way to get this information is to take a look at AV-TEST testing. This is a well-known and credible independent German laboratory that tests antivirus software and compares the findings. As you’ll see this software sometimes will ask you to upgrade to AVG Ultimate. This is $69.99 per annum. It brings a wide array of additional options – but none of these are necessary.

Customer Service

“2/2.1627.jpg” AVG provides an incredibly helpful specialized section of support pages where AVG users can exchange views and share responses. If you’re interested in getting involved why enter this conversation now? Finally AVG offers a service called Express Install (priced at $20). If you don’t know how the experts of your AVG antivirus setup can do that for you. They will install and set up the software after they have accessed your computer remotely.

The bottom line

The fact that paying for the premium version brings more advanced security systems is also worth knowing. However if you handle sensitive data on a daily basis, this upgrade may be justifiable. This group does not include average computer users. PROS: Nicely designed application Fully automated malware protection A high rate of success in catching malicious files Fully free. CONS: serves as an advertisement for other AVG products It may slow your computer down a little. Final score: 8/10!

Our review of AVG Antivirus Free concludes here. We hope you have found the information you needed. If you do not feel free to post a comment using the section below. Finally, if you think other users might find it interesting to share this article over social networks, feel free. Thank you!When you open the selection of various scans you will see that three of them come with additional options. Look at the screenshot found at the top of this section and you’ll see three small gear icons alongside three antivirus scans types. Let’s see what those are able to do. “2/2.1620.jpg” By clicking on any of the three Gear Icons you’ll be able to fine-tune the behavior of each scan. You will see a range of eight choices on the left side of the screen, ranging from scanning sensitivity to exceptions and scheduling. This is where you can tell AVG how sensitive it should be, and more, to look for infected files. When it comes to sensitivity you can adjust the heuristic scanning strength which could make scanning a little longer. Although you can push this software’s limits, we still recommend that you leave this to ‘ Normal. ‘

“2/2.1621.jpg” Antivirus performance The most important thing about any antivirus software is how effectively it catches malware files. There’s no need to worry about AVG Antivirus as it catches 100 percent of all malware. Our rating: “10/10. Up until now we’ve been thinking about what kinds of features you can anticipate. But now’s the time to talk about how they work. The best way to get this information is to take a look at AV-TEST testing. This is a well-known and credible independent German laboratory that tests antivirus software and compares the findings. As you’ll see this software sometimes will ask you to upgrade to AVG Ultimate. This is $69.99 per annum. It brings a wide array of additional options – but none of these are necessary.

Customer Service

“2/2.1627.jpg” AVG provides an incredibly helpful specialized section of support pages where AVG users can exchange views and share responses. If you’re interested in getting involved why enter this conversation now? Finally AVG offers a service called Express Install (priced at $20). If you don’t know how the experts of your AVG antivirus setup can do that for you. They will install and set up the software after they have accessed your computer remotely.

The bottom line

The fact that paying for the premium version brings more advanced security systems is also worth knowing. However if you handle sensitive data on a daily basis, this upgrade may be justifiable. This group does not include average computer users. PROS: Nicely designed application Fully automated malware protection A high rate of success in catching malicious files Fully free. CONS: serves as an advertisement for other AVG products It may slow your computer down a little. Final score: 8/10!

Our review of AVG Antivirus Free concludes here. We hope you have found the information you needed. If you do not feel free to post a comment using the section below. Finally, if you think other users might find it interesting to share this article over social networks, feel free. Thank you!