AVG's Anti-Virus and Internet Security line follows on the heel of last year's highly-ranked security suite by not merely incorporating some minor but key tweaks to both its front-end and back-end, but a stronger push toward personal data management and privacy utilities that help prevent uninvited access to your files.
Though many threats still exist, security programs as they stand now start to encompass areas of privacy utilities. Whereas the majority of threats were once external viruses trying to force their way into your machines, nowadays malware focus more on tricking users to inadvertently open doors for hijacking.
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Version 2013 was AVG's
first push toward adopting and remixing the Modern UI movement. Not just
a response to competitors, the Modern UI movement represents an overall
push toward creating a more streamlined security experience. For the
average consumer, what your anti-virus and anti-malware programs do to
protect your computer have followed a set it and forget it mentality.
along the fine line of being both approachable yet empowering is a key
goal of not just AVG but also just about any utility software developer:
Modern UI has the visual appeal, but does it evoke control and the
sense of security over all the software's power features?
last review, we commended AVG's decision to reduce the installation
steps. It still contains a toolbar offer, and despite the universal
hatred toward being fooled into installing yet another browser helper
object, AVG's toolbar actually does include useful security options like
Do Not Track. Again it's a tradeoff but if you really wanted DNT's
features, then there's a standalone version available for free on
Firefox and Chrome in their respective extension stores.
AVG Anti-Virus has gone through many changes over the years but is still one of the handiest antivirus programs available for personal users.
AVG Anti-Virus features a bunch of dedicated modules to protect you from antivirus, spyware and rootkits and spam, and also includes the so called LinkScanner – an extra layer of protection that checks search results and web links to make sure they’re safe. In recent years, the developers have added more intrusive features that try to intefere with browser settings such as your preferred search engine but overall, it still remains a good anti-virus option.
One of the best things about AVG Anti-Virus is that it offers neat, effective protection while staying silently minimized in your system tray without guzzling system resources and of course, without constantly bothering you with warning windows or update messages. Since it's the trial version of a complete program, AVG Anti-Virus does show the odd nag screen encouraging you to buy AVG Professional, something which may annoy some users.
AVG Anti-Virus features a nicely designed, more user-friendly interface, which mimics the Windows Modern UI, and supports touch in Windows 8. Of course, you still have the same three types of scan: full system, selected files and folders and anti-rootkit. AVG Anti-Virus also lets you schedule scans for a certain day and time.