If you still have no anti-virus on your computer, AVG can certainly be one of the best choices among the anti-virus freeware that is available in the market. Although some users point out various problems occurring during the installation process, afterwards AVG does really good job in cleaning your system from suspicious files and threat and blocking the malware. Unfortunately, a lot of websites and webportals that offer free AVG AntiVirus bundle it with unwanted software that you might find it hard to get rid of afterwards. In order to avoid this, it is recommended that you use official clean download links.
The main screen of AVG is very convenient, with a quick access to important components, such as protection of PC or web protection. You have the option of either scanning the system for performance problems manually, or installing a special AVG utility for setting the system.
Once installed, AVG AntiVirus adds into your main browser its toolbar and changes the default search engine to AVG Security Search. The toolbar includes the functions of safe search, watching Facebook account, Do Not Track function, etc. This makes it possible to safely browse the web and see the safety of each particular website. Once you press the button for safety status, you will be shown a report specifying why the website is safe or dangerous. You can look at an even more detailed report!
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Some advantages of AVG AntiVirus:
- fully free
- great defense from malware
- top quality cleaning from malware
- a toolbar with multiple functions enhancing your security
- the ‘file shredder’ function ensures complete and safe deleting of files
Are there any drawbacks?
- difficult to install into the already infected system
- there are constant offers to purchase commercial products associated with AVG
So, as we can see, one of the few drawbacks of AVG is that there will be banner appearing every time when the program starts, and offering you a 30-days trial version of complex anti-virus solution. Certain parameters of security settings are only available in the paid version. But even though you will now and then get offers to get ‘More from AVG’ (commercial products), do not worry since the anti-virus is actually free. Simply ignore the offers to purchase such products and components, and you will be fully satisfied with your anti-virus!