Even if AVG is a free antivirus, it is as efficient as any paid antivirus that can protect you from viruses, spyware, rootkits and spam.
It offers you a beautiful interface equipped with modules like Linkscanner, e-mail protection or anti-rootkit. It ensures your protection when you are online. It is an extra layer that aims at checking your search results and web links. In addition to the three scan types, full scan, selected files and folder, and anti-rootkit, this feature also allows you to scan your system or to update the virus database. It is possible to schedule scans. Its virus database is automatically updated every day. The best part about AVG free is that it sits in your system tray and does not disturb you with warning windows or update messages. It can inform you about services that track you when you are online. Then, it lets you decide what to do: to allow or to block them.
- Automatic updates.
- It includes desktop widget.
- It works stealthily.
- It does not include any firewall.
- Browser settings may be modified during installation.