AVG AntiVirus Free 18.5.3931.0

A free version of the popular anti-virus program to protect your computer

  • Category:

    Suites

  • Version:

    18.5.3931.0

  • Works under:

    Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    8.0 (4180)

AVG AntiVirus Free is one of the most popular antivirus software tools in the world, helping protect your computer from malicious software that could compromise its security. It offers a neat user interface that makes it simple to use even for beginners, as well as powerful protection features to keep your PC safe from many kinds of threats.

Complete Protection for Your Windows PC

In today's world, there are many security threats that you can be exposed to when using the Internet on your computer. AVG AntiVirus Free protects you from all the latest viruses, malware, trojans, rootkits, spyware and other malicious software.

As soon as you install it, it runs in the background and constantly keeps your PC protected. As new security threats emerge on a regular basis, the program downloads updates daily so that you can be protected against them. AVG AntiVirus Free scans files and folders that you open automatically, displaying a message that warns you if a security threat has been detected. You can also start an on-demand manual scan, as well as schedule a complete system scan at a specified time.

Updated Features in the Latest Version

The developers of AVG AntiVirus Free constantly make improvements to their product, making it more powerful and providing better protection against new threats. This free antivirus program includes a feature called "LinkScanner," which automatically scans links that you click on while browsing the Internet. It blocks access to websites known for being compromised by malware and suspected phishing links. The "File Shredder" function lets you permanently delete files from your computer in a way that makes them completely unrecoverable with any software tool.

Another new feature in the latest version is called gaming mode. It lets you temporarily turn off virus scanning and automatic updates when you play video games. This prevents the antivirus from taking up system resources that could result in interruptions or performance problems while playing.

Overall, AVG AntiVirus Free offers excellent protection against common security threats. The only minor annoyance with the software is that it frequently asks users if they want to upgrade to AVG Internet Security, which is the paid version of the program. It provides more comprehensive protection functions, such as a more advanced scanner that works as you browse the Internet, a firewall, spam protection and file encryption, but requires that you pay a yearly subscription fee.

Pros

  • One of the most reputable free antivirus programs.
  • Provides protection from viruses, trojans, malware and other security threats.
  • Automatically scans files and Internet links in the background.

Cons

  • Often displays ads promoting the paid version of the software.

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