What is AVG?

avg-homeAVG Anti-Virus software belongs to AVG Technologies, which is one of the leading companies in the antivirus software market. The utility protects computer systems by detecting and stopping viruses, malware and other infections that you may encounter while surfing the Web. The utility allows you to browse the Internet without any worries, stay protected on social networking sites, download and share files safely, play games and watch videos without unnecessary interruptions and more.

The utility uses layers of protection. It has a traditional antivirus that identifies parasites by matching them to a database of known threats including spyware, adware, potentially unwanted applications, etc. AVG Resident Shield prevents you from opening malicious files. It checks links and files that are shared on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites before you open them to make sure that they are safe. It also stops you from getting redirected to corrupted websites. The tool collects information about the newest threats and updates the computer automatically. It monitors your protection level and displays an alert with an Auto-Fix button if it finds an issue. Pressing this button fixes the problem and allows the software to set back to the optimal protection mode.

avg-scan-optionsAs far as your privacy is concerned, the software will help you control who is able to review your online activity. It can prevent spying and data theft. The tool has such features as AVG Do Not Track, AVG Identity Protection, Anti-Spyware and AVG Wi-Fi Guards. These features allow you to identify which pages are collecting data about your online habits, stop cyber crooks from stealing your personal details, keep your identity safe and help you to avoid rogue Wi-Fi access points. The application also allows you to permanently delete your sensitive information with a feature called File Shredder. With File Shredder no traces of your deleted files will be left behind.

avg-scanAVG does not bother you unless it is absolutely necessary and it does not slow down your computer. Before starting AVG Smart Scanner watches for idle time. It recognizes the already scanned files and ignores them. AVG Turbo Scan shortens the scanning time by following the order in which files were added to the hard drive. Game Mode allows you to play your favorite games without having to deal with the scheduled scans or updates. Moreover, it even safeguards your gaming profiles by preventing the hackers from stealing your game rewards.

In case users have any issues with the software or need help with removing a threat, they can always contact the expert support team or use the in-program help. AVG free support center works 24/7 and can be contacted by phone, email or live chat. The in-program help can be accessed via user manual or links to online resources.

AVG Anti-Virus has a user-friendly interface and provides easy-to-action advice and alerts such as AVG Advisor, AVG Auto-Fix and AVG Auto-Updates. It is available in over 20 languages and compatible with all Windows systems. Its LinkScanner technology functions on Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

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The trial version installed and worked very well. In fact it found and dealt with ten, yes ten!, viruses that were infecting my computer and which my previous virus protection (Hah! that should be „no protection“) software had completely missed. Thanks for the great service. I‘m impressed.

Bill Dixon, Tasmania Australia

Since I installed AVG AntiVirus, it's as if my PC has grown wings because it uses hardly any resources – a great change from the antivirus product I had before! AVG updates itself automatically each time I switch on my computer and it's reassuring to know that it takes care of everything. I've got important patient files on my PC and I need to know they're absolutely safe. So far, AVG has blocked all the viruses that tried to infect my data.

François Jullian, Doctor


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* AVG scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. More info on AVG System Requirements. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of AVG. If you wish to uninstall AVG, click here.