Thursday, November 18, 2004

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Info on the AVG Free Edition

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AVG Free Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. Highlights include:

  • Automatic update functionality
  • The AVG Resident Shield, which provides real-time protection as files are
    opened and programs are run
  • The AVG E-mail Scanner, which protects your e-mail
  • The AVG On-Demand Scanner, which allows the user to perform scheduled and
    manual tests
  • Free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product
  • AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files
  • Great customer satisfaction!

I've been using AVG Free since 2002, and I'm very glad that Grisoft decided to update the free version of their antivirus product, since it's been in version 6.0 for an extremely long six years (!!!) already. Version 7.0 now has an improved interface and a new automatic update feature. This application is pretty basic, none of the advanced stuff that you see in other popular AV apps. But it's still very reliable, and is perfect for any typical home user.