AVG AntiVirus Free
AVG AntiVirus Free is one of the best antiviruses on the market
Program available in: English
Program license: Free
Program by: AVG
Works under:Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
AVG AntiVirus Free is a strong antivirus program that is completely free. This gives you beyond entry-level protection and has many features you would only get with paid programs. If you're looking to protect your computer without paying a monthly fee, then this might be right for you.
While some features are lacking here, such as webcam and payment processor protection, you do get enough protection for normal browsing. This program will catch viruses and malware commonly found on websites. It can also quarantine files that might be infected before they affect your system. On top of that, this can protect against viruses that might be present in your email.
Antivirus programs are known for having long updates. These updates are good because it ensures the virus database is learning about new virus signatures, but it can be annoying when you're playing games. Gamer mode ensures that the program will update without lowering the game's quality.
This program has a fantastic interface that even new users will have no trouble with. All the tools are laid out for you and it will only take minutes to figure out how the program works. You can manually run scans or check for files that might be slowing down your computer.
Lots of Ads
Like with many other free programs, this one makes money by showing you ads. These ads appear on your screen at regular intervals and they can be somewhat annoying. This is the price that must be paid for free services and the ads aren't too bad.
- Fantastic interface that's good for new users
- Regular updates keep the database fresh
- Gaming mode ensures you maintain your quality settings
- Lots of ads
- Some tools aren't available for free