In the very recent past we have seen a huge increase in the amount of virus attacks o for example the recent Bom Sabado attack had left a lot of the social networking applications of the world dismantled. In such a scenario the need for a good antivirus program becomes absolutely inevitable. The AVG antivirus has gained great popularity in the recent times and is currently the world’s most downloaded antivirus program. The makers of the program are going for a vehement attack on the other antivirus programs present in the market by launching a much advanced version of their protection program for free.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 offers many new features. The most noticeable new feature is “upgrading its Basic Antivirus & Antispyware Engine to the same as that present in the Paid version of AVG Antivirus & internet security suite.” The other noticeable feature is the AVG social networking protection which helps to scan the links present in social networking site Facebook and Twitter and provides the rating (now, had that been launched earlier the Bom Sabado attack could have had less impact don’t you think so?), PC Analyzer is new in this Free Edition & allows to Scan for registry & disk errors.
It includes a disk defragmenter and broken shortcut cleaner which indeed are very important PC maintenance tasks that need dedicated software for performing them. But the PC Analyzer does not repair the detected errors which is present only to the paid users of AVG Internet security. SO you would have to go for the self-fixing of errors or empty your pockets a little and buy the full edition of the software.
Also the new features can be summarized as follows:
- Surf and search with confidence AVG LinkScanner’s real-time protection
- Stay protected on social networks with AVG Social Networking Protection
- Enjoy a faster running PC AVG Smart Scanning works while you’re away and runs in low-priority mode when you return
- Stay up-to-date with the latest threat information from the AVG Community Protection Network and AVG Protective Cloud Technology.
The backdrop of the program is that it is ad supported- while the program installs the toolbar on your computer which reportedly is not fully functional, it also tries to change your default search engine to Yahoo.
The minimum requirements for your system to be able to run the AVG antivirus program are very few and do not call for panicking in any way. The minimum requirements include:
- Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz processor or faster
- 550 MB free hard drive space (for installation)
- 512 MB RAM
To enhance the user friendliness of the program a Desktop Gadget has been added for the users of Windows 7 and Vista, through which one can perform scan and update the program. So,ther it is guys go grap the newest version of your AVG antivirus right now!! What antivirus program do you use are you planning to change to AVG after the software is upgraded? Do let us know of your views in the comments section below. Download AVG Antivirus Free Edition 10.0 here (full offline Installer).