AVG Antivirus is a popular security program with different versions according to the user needs and gives excellent support. AVG Antivirus is one of the best support providing security program.
AVG Antivirus is a free security software and if you buy this license it will become Pro. This includes some more features compared to the free version. AVG Antivirus Pro license is about $39.99 and for Indians it is only Rs 999. Recent news from AVG is that they are going into subscriptions and no major yearly release will be there.
As per current market there is no software program that can completely protect your PC. Because the threat creators are developing new codes day by day. But AVG is the one of the top security developers, they keep their database updated which gives protection before threats harm you. But now this is under Avast.
AVG is the security program developer which is now acquired by Avast. AVG develops security programs and PC Tuning software. The other popular products of AVG include AVG Internet Security and AVG PC Tune up which was earlier called as Tune up utilities a popular PC Tuning software. AVG develops products for business and commercial purpose for all platforms including Mac , iOS and Android Operating system.
● Blocks viruses, spyware, & other malware.
● Scans web, Twitter & Facebook links.
● Data Safe to Encrypts & password-protects your private files.
● Anti-Spam to Keep your inbox free of spam & scams.
● Anti-Rootkit to keep control of your PC in your hands.
● Social Networking Protection and Community Protection Network.
● AVG Identity Protection and AI Detection.
● WiFi Guard and Anti-Spyware.
● Turboscan to scan quickly when PC is idle.
● Game Mode and smart scanner.
● Enjoy phone or online chat support when you’ve got questions or problems.
Operating System : Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1 or later, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
CPU Type :Pentium 4 Minimum 1.5 GHz processor
Memory :Minimum 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Installation Space : 800 MB (approximate)
.Net Framework :.Net Framework 3.5 or later
Browser :Internet Explorer 8.0 or Chrome 34 or Firefox 30 (or higher).
Network :Active working internet connection for database updates
Display : At least 1024×768 Pixels Screen Resolution.
Others :Must have admin access to install product.
Open the download File or double click the installer. Wait for the installer to extract and after that click ‘Next’.
Choose your desired language from the list of languages and then click on ‘Custom Installation’ below the continue button. If you click ‘continue’ then you will get 30 days trail version of PRO. If you want free edition then you should click on ‘Custom Installation’. You can switch later to PRO by entering the license number.
Now if you got license then enter the license number else click on the ‘Get Pro’ button below to get license. If you don’t want to buy then click on ‘Continue with AVG Antivirus free version’.
In ‘Customize your installation’ window click on ‘change location’ to change the installation folder and point to the folder. But it is advisable to to install in C: drive itself. Leave the two check boxes checked. Then click on ‘Install Now’.
Now AVG Antivirus will be installed and wait for few minutes to get completed.
When the below screen appears click on ‘Finish’ to start using AVG Antivirus.
Launching the application, you will get user friendly interface and the status of your system. Scan and scan settings option is placed next which makes the users comfortable to decide the scan type. You can at any time enable or disable the protection by clicking the respective option. The scan speed is very fast compared to the Avira and Avast Antivirus and you are provided with a feature to adjust the scanning speed by shifting from basic to fast or leave it as dynamic.
‘Fix performance’ analyzes your system for any errors and fixes it but you shouldn’t expect like AVG PC Tune Up which is a complete PC Tuning software. A lot of features can be accessed by getting license. Opening the computer panel you get access to ‘Data safe’ to protect files. Link scanner and online shield are in web panel whereas identification of executable file as safe are not is in identity panel. Email scanner scans any attachment suspected as threat while the Antispam hides spam email from our inbox. This is as far as the free version is concerned.
The main issue we faced with AVG Antivirus is if you unfortunately increase scanning speed then your system will stop responding. The highly friendly user interface is the most impressive by AVG also the installation is very simple. Please note that if you don’t choose custom install then you won’t be able to use AVG after 30 days and also AVG is issuing products as subscriptions and so you don’t need to download again. You stay with updating the virus definitions.
Our opinion with AVG suggest that it is a user friendly, fast and comfortable antivirus software with updates every day. You may aware of the fact that virus definitions are to be updated daily. The supports offered by AVG are excellent the live chat support is not offered by most of the security program developers where AVG offers. But for performance and safety we trust Bitdefender Antivirus.
AVG outperforms in number of areas and for free antivirus we recommend this and if you want to buy PRO then experience with it before buying. We rate this program 3.5/5.
● User friendly interface.
● Social Networking protection.
● Live chat and phone support.
● It supports lot of Operating system.
● Comes with Life time Free version.
● Compared to competitors it is slightly priced up.
● Annoying ads.
● AVG Internet Security suite
● AVG Total security suite
● AVG Antivirus server
● AVG Antivirus for Mac
● AVG Mobile Security for Android
AVG provides excellent support for their products. Email, phone support and live chat support is available. For immediate help you can check the help button in the application itself.