AVG Antivirus Freeby Aethyna Jan 4, 2018 | 0 Votes | 0 Downloaded | 0 Reviews - rate Headquartered in Czech Republic and the Netherlands, AVG Technologies is a digital security and antivirus software company behind an impressive suite of antivirus software, PC tune-up programs, and VPN services. As of 2015, the company boasts of having over 200 million active users worldwide, half of which uses their mobile line of services. AVG Technologies was acquired by Avast Software in 2016. Download Now Similar Antiviruses Downloaded
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AVG Antivirus Free is the free multiplatform antivirus software that is offered by AVG Technologies, a subsidiary of Avast Software, and a digital security and antivirus software company behind an impressive suite of antivirus software, PC tune-up programs, and VPN services. Although basic, this antivirus has all the essential protection and common functions you’ll need, in addition to a little extra PC tune-up features, and is available in multiple localized languages (except for AVG Antivirus for Mac). As of 2015, the company boasts of having over 200 million active users worldwide, half of which uses their mobile line of services.
AVG Antivirus Free has most of the usual features you’d expect from a free antivirus program. This includes all 4 types of scans – on-demand, on-access, boot-time and heuristically, which help you stop viruses, spyware, ransomware and other threats from entering and infecting your devices. It is able to repair and restore certain virus-infected files and has a quarantine zone where infected files are stored, pending further action. The software is updated in real-time as well to ensure that your antivirus is always be able to catch the latest threats.
It also provides a strong web protection by prefetching and scanning links you click on via their Linkscanner technology, blocking unsafe links and downloads, and scanning both your sent and received email (and adds footers to your emails indicating this). Best yet, through Linkscanner’s Search-Shield function, AVG Antivirus Free adds safety ratings next to each link in your Google, Yahoo! and MSN search results; while the Active Surf-Shield function scans the content of a website in real-time, allowing you to browse the web safely.
Interestingly, AVG Antivirus Free includes some basic functions present in AVG TuneUp, allowing you to scan for device performance issues and to some extent, rectify them. The mobile version of AVG Antivirus Free even includes a ton of additional features, which admittedly made it quite the antivirus software to use. This includes a nifty anti-theft feature, giving you the ability to remotely lock and locate your device, and if necessary, wipe your personal data.
It also offers free trial versions of premium functions such as Theftie which discreetly emails you a photo of anyone trying to unlock, albeit unsuccessfully, your phone; Device Lock that locks your phone when the SIM card is removed; Lock Apps that helps you secure sensitive apps, and Surveillance Agent which works like a spying program where you can remotely capture photos and record audio through AVG’s website.
However, being a free antivirus software, AVG Antivirus Free lacks a few features that its premium version contains, such as a firewall, anti-hacking protection for your webcam, and, more.
AVG Antivirus Free is completely free to install and use. However, if you fancy upgrading your AVG from the basic free version to the full version (AVG Internet Security), you can for $69.99 per year. This includes a single household subscription (you can install AVG on every PC in your household) and a free subscription to AVG Antivirus PRO for all your android devices.
If you want AVG’s TuneUp (for both PC and your Android devices) included in your antivirus, you might want to opt for AVG Ultimate instead. That will cost you $99.99 per year though.
AVG Antivirus Free may be a free antivirus software but it contains all the basic antivirus functions you’ll need to secure your computers, laptops, and mobile devices. This antivirus may have been mired in its fair share of controversies when it comes to, for instance, tracking its users for profit, but throughout the years, there has not been a single doubt that AVG is able to get the job done and that’s what matters the most.