AVG free AntiVirus
- Publisher: AVG Technologies
- Price: Free
- Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
- Version: Most recent free version through direct download
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition provides you with real-time, anti-virus protection. It also helps protect you against rootkits, spyware and other malware. A very nice feature is its LinkScanner Surf-Shield which protects you as you browse online. This feature helps detect phishing websites which seem to be legitimate however their main goal is to try and get you to provide them with your personal and confidential information. The LinkScanner also aids in blocking malicious websites that host viruses, spyware, malware, and/or trojans. Another benefit of this component is that it checks links in your messages in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other social networks for possible threats. Another included feature is the Email scanner which scans your incoming and outgoing emails for threats as well as filtering spam.
- Provides active protection against viruses, malware, rootkits, trojans, and spyware.
- Link Protection scans links for threats in messages from MySpace, Twiiter, Facebook, and other social networks.
- Identity Protection guards you from the theft of your personal information online.
- Surf-Shield detects phishing websites as well as websites hosting malicious files.
- Email Scanner scans your messages for threats as well as filters spam.
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