AVG AntiVirus Free is a free version of the popular AVG antivirus program. It does not contain all modules, but protects your computer against malware and, importantly, it is very light for the operating system.
The main component of the program is an antivirus scanner. It works in the background, monitors files and protects your computer against viruses, trojans and other pests. At any time, it is possible to run a manual full scan, as well as the so-called a smart scan that checks critical places in the system. An option to detect rootkits is also available. AVG stands out against the background of many paid packages with very low use of system resources - the program is so light that it can be successfully used even on older computers.
The application protects the user while surfing the Internet - the LinkScanner module scans links and websites, blocking access to fake websites. The program also includes the Idenity Protection component, which protects the virtual identity of the user against theft. AVG AntiVirus Free scans Internet mail when using POP3, SMTP and IMAP protocols. It uses for this purpose both data from the virus database and advanced heuristic mechanisms. It is able to detect potential unwanted applications, scan archives and move detected malware to quarantine.
The program contains very extensive settings, thanks to which an advanced user will select the best mode of operation. AVG also generates extensive reports and has its own system of automatically performed tasks. Thanks to them, the user can schedule a scan at a specific time. The manufacturer has embedded in the anti-virus module PC Analyzer, which analyzes the system and informs about the amount of garbage possible to remove. It is possible to clean the system once or purchase the AVG PC Tuneup program .