AVG 2017 Free Edition (Antivirus AVG Free Edition ) is a totally free antivirus tool. Once installed, automatic periodic updates can be downloaded also at no charge. By default it is searched daily for new updates in the virus database, but you can configure the search periodicity.
This product is very reliable and has already been chosen by millions of Internet users in the world because it has no cost, but also because it is efficient and uses few resources, which makes it fast and does not slow down the PC like other antivirus. Its intelligent technology allows that while performing other tasks in the PC, the analysis process works with low priority, going to the high priority mode when it detects that there is inactivity.
In order to optimize the analysis, AVG maintains data and statistics to be taken into account in future analyzes, avoiding to analyze healthy files that have not been modified; Thus reducing the time it takes to scan the entire disk, or selected folders.
In addition to antivirus, it includes an Anti-Spyware tool to detect threats whose purpose is to spy, steal data or show advertising; And another Anti-Rootkit tool, as well as a new anti-phishing tool, to prevent the user from entering false pages that attempt to steal data, deceiving and making the user believe that he is accessing the official page, for example, a bank.
This application also offers real-time protection through its AVG Online Shield tool, which acts when any file is opened, a program is run, mail is read, etc. While surfing the internet another tool: LinkScanner , whose function is to analyze the security of the web pages visited, blocking access to those that detect phishing, malicious scripts, or some other type of threat.
This new version 2017 adds security and protection while browsing social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter or MySpace; Through a tool that analyzes every exchange made with other network contacts, looking for viruses or Trojans. It incorporates a tool called "File Shredder", responsible for eliminating files that may be related to an activity known as snooping, which aims to intercept data from a network with the intention of stealing information or spying on the activity of users who are connected.
AVG 2016 had managed to improve the interface and had added a gadget on the desktop (Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista) to scan the system from it. Improved compatibility with firewall tools developed by other companies, and more importantly, it improves performance even more and allows for faster analysis.
The latest version, AVG 2017 (17.2.3008) was updated in March 2017. It works on 32-bit or 64-bit systems, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2000. It is available in Spanish.
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