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You don’t have any antivirus program installed in your system? Mate, you can suffer from virus infection at any point of time and at the same time, you could not guess the severity of the virus infection. Though, your system could recover from virus infection after going under proper medication; but when liable in the market, is there any point in staying open to virus attack? Even only one antivirus program could help you to stay safe from the virus attacks. However, you should make sure that the antivirus with which you are going or planning to go is a capable one. Otherwise, you may suffer from the virus infection, despite of having the protection. Here, we would discuss 360 degree about a particular antivirus and try to find out, whether that is worth to go for or not. The antivirus program under the scanner is AVG antivirus.

The team AVG is trying consistently to reduce the set up time of AVG antivirus. The last version of AVG was taking significantly less time than the previous to previous version. In case of the latest version of AVG, the team AVG is claiming that one could download, install and use the antivirus within 5 minutes flat. The astonishing fact is, the claim of tem AVG is not a false one. So, if you are going for AVG, then you don’t have to spend hours of time in setting up the antivirus program. The installation process of AVG this year is better as far as installation time is concerned, but in most of the other cases, it is same as the previous year’s edition. You can say the though there are changes in the installation process, but that could be much better.

Though, AVG has not changed the user interface significantly, but there are changes and you could notice the changes. The good thing is, the changes would help you to use AVG with better ease. You would find a yellow button on the top of the user interface, when there is a security issue with your system. Once you click on that button, the antivirus would start working to fix the problem and the button would disappear, once your system regains its previous health. With the latest version of AVG, you can scan and update the AVG antivirus by clicking just one button. You would find many advanced security tools on its tool bar. If you don’t know the function of any particular tool, then just double-click on the button, the function of the button would appear in front of you.

There are some antivirus programs available in the market for free download. However, once you download any of those programs, then the only way to get rid of those program is by buying the license. In fact, once you download any of those fake antiviruses, you would find that that is acting more like as a virus than an antivirus. However, don’t worry about these fake antivirus programs, if you have AVG along side you. AVG would not allow these programs to get installed in your system.

The latest version of AVG is coming with a much improved LinkScanner tool, which would protect your system from the dynamic codes, which mutate in a lightening fast speed. If you are ready to purchase the licensed version of AVG antivirus, then you would find AVG accelerator option, which would help you to use the internet in a faster manner. However, this option currently works on two websites Download.com and Youtube.com. You can download the Youtube videos in a faster way.
There is an advanced monitoring tool in AVG 2012, which would warn you and ask you to restart your browser, when your browser consumes more memory than it should. However, this tool doesn’t activate itself. If you want to use this feature, then you have to enable the tool.

Very aged ‘Smart Scanning’ feature is still there in AVG 2012. AVG scans the safe files only once. This means, after the primary scan, if you ever rescan your system, then AVG would not scan the safe files. So, the scanning time is reduced significantly. Yes, if AVG finds any changes in the safe files, then AVG would scan those files. AVG’s security network also follows same cloud computing technology as other companies are offering. Their security network is comprised of thousands of users contributing and updating new data to their cloud computers. You can choose to contribute or not during installation or from settings. According to AVG, selecting either option won’t have any effect whatsoever on security.

If your system is running on Windows 7 or Windows Vista platform, then you could start scanning and update the AVG without opening the full interface of the antivirus program. You can start any of these functions by clicking only a single button.

The PC Analyzer tool will detect any registry problem and disk errors and at the same time, it would fix the problems also. However, this luxury is only available to the paid users. If you are using the free version of AVG, then you could detect all the errors and repair those, but only once.

As far as support is concerned, AVG offers excellent support to its paid users. A paid user could chat with support team at any point of time and at the same time, if you are a paid user, then you could reach at the support team 24x7x365.

AVG antivirus is a rockstar on the performance front. The size of AVG 2012 is significantly lower than its previous versions; this means less boot time. The time of scanning is also lowered significantly, without compromising the quality. As it is with previous versions of AVG, it does take some time on startup and impact on shutdown speed is negligible. Scan speed of AVG antivirus is also quite good, in fact it one of the fastest in all security products available. Overall, performance wise, it is better but if there were improvements on startup and a few other things, it would have beaten all other programs in performance easily.

Positive Points:
   -   Nice Interface and improved installation process.
   -   Impressive detection rates in malware detection tests.
   -   Good scanning engine leading to better scanning speed.

Negative Points:
   -   It takes a little too much time to start.
   -   Tools other than antivirus are not as effective as they need to be.

Conclusion:
AVG is an antivirus tool which promised to lot but only kept a few of them. Its antivirus is impressive with good detection rates and good scanning speed. Other than antivirus, it does not offer anything much. For users who want basic protection and do not want to pay a penny can opt for this, but who want better security and can spend a few bucks should look somewhere else. Overall, it is a good security software, better than a few other security programs but it could have been better.







AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition Publisher's Description

AVG Free Edition is the well-known antivirus and antispyware protection tool. AVG Free is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product.
Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high level of detection capability that
millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers.
AVG Free is easy to use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements). Highlights include automatic update
functionality, the AVG Resident Shield, which provides real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run, free virus database updates for the lifetime of the product; and AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files. Version 7.5 includes improved virus detection based on better heuristics and NTFS data stream
scanning, smaller installation and update files, and an improved user interface.
Version 8.0.1 adds integrated spyware protection and a new LinkScanner feature that gives users safety rankings for their Google, Yahoo, and
MSN searches.

Free download from Shareware Connection - AVG Free Edition is the well-known antivirus and antispyware protection tool. AVG Free is available free of charge to home users for the life of the product. The newest version is also compatible with Windows Vista.

Publisher: AVG Technologies | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 9.0.733 | Size: 46667 KB | Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, WinOther
Released Date: 24-04-2008 | Rating: 5 | Title: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Author Url: http://www.avg.com
Program Info Url: http://free.avg.com/ww-en/homepage
Download Url: http://free.avg.com/ww-en/free-antivirus-download
Screenshot Url: http://free.grisoft.com/stc/img/box_afe_mr_l.jpg

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