Softpedia Editor's Review for AVG Antivirus Professional [DISCOUNT: 20% OFF!]
Exceptional protection that won’t get in your way
Written by Elena Opris on March 7th, 2013
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The antivirus solutions provided by AVG quickly made it to the top, due to their ability to protect computers from the latest threats via strong shields against spyware and online malware.
The Free edition is packed with common functions that ensure a secure and virus-free experience for the average user. However, if in need of more advanced protection modules, one recommendation is AVG Antivirus Professional.
This is a complete antivirus suite that aside from basic protection modules prepares and maintains a safe environment for surfing and social networking. A short summary of its features includes Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware, Cloud Technology, Identity Protection, Smart Scanner, Link Scanner, E-mail and Social Network Protection and Safe Download Modules.
During the installation process, users are prompted to select the components to be deployed on the system. Contrary to expectations, installing it does not take up more than a few minutes of your time, nor does it require a system restart.
AVG Antivirus Professional provides users with an elegant, professional looking interface that offers quick access to its features. The main window shows whether the Anti-virus, Link Scanner, E-mail Protection, Anti-rootkit, PC analyzer and Identity Protection are active (in overview mode), while in the left window you can opt for a scan, update, or configuration of scan options.
The Anti-virus component of AVG protects your computer system from viruses, worms, spyware and Trojans, while the Link Scanner blocks web-based attacks and network traffic when you're online.
The Smart Scan feature includes possibilities to scan the whole computer or specified locations. You can also schedule the software to perform scans on specified dates. We performed a full scan of our computer and while the entire process ran smoothly, it did take quite the amount of time.
E-mail Protection guarantees the integrity of incoming and outbound e-mails (including filtering of spam), while the PC Analyzer performs a complete check on your computer in order to find any problems regarding registry errors, junk files, fragmentation errors, and broken shortcuts.
The Identity Theft module serves for protecting your digital assets and blocks activities that lead to ID theft. In addition, you can rely on the Cloud Technology for an up-to date virus database that ensures day-to-day protection.
In conclusion, time spent with AVG Antivirus Professional results in a safer, cleaner environment. If it’s not advanced enough for you, you can try the Internet Security Suite for additional features such as firewall or anti-spam capabilities.
AVG Antivirus Professional [DISCOUNT: 20% OFF!] description
Here are some key features of "AVG Antivirus Professional [DISCOUNT: 20% OFF!]":
Surf and search with confidence:
· AVG Search-Shield places safety ratings next to each link in your search results, letting you know which sites can be trusted, while AVG Surf-Shield checks web pages in real time, identifying malicious websites before you visit them.
Stay protected on social networks:
· Automatically checks links exchanged on Facebook and MySpace in real time so that you and your friends stay safe.
Download, share files and chat safely:
· Download and share files without risk of infection. You are also protected when you exchange files through online chat.
Support and assistance:
· Our technical experts are available to help with any problems you might have.
Keep tough threats out:
· AVG’s core layers of protection make sure you can’t receive or unintentionally spread even the toughest threats.
Play games and watch movies without interruption:
· Hassle-free protection that works in the background while you play games and watch movies.
Scan smarter and faster:
· AVG 2011’s scans are even faster. AVG Smart Scanning works while you’re away and runs in low-priority mode when you return.
· Processor: Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz
· Memory: 512 MB RAM
· Hard disk free space (for installation): 750 MB HDD
· 30 days trial
· nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Fixes & Improvements:
· Core: Script emulator crash fix.
· Core: Vbscript emulator crash fix.
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to install AVG Security Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function.
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system