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Softpedia Editor's Review for AVG Internet Security [DISCOUNT: 30% OFF!]
Ultimate protection for everything you do online
Written by Elena Opris on April 20th, 2013
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for AVG Internet Security [DISCOUNT: 30% OFF!]
In order to prepare your computer for the continuous flow of threats that spread over the Internet, you need more than an antivirus solution. If you often perform online transactions or you extensively use email clients and social networks, you definitely need an Internet security suite.
AVG Internet Security tops the Free and Pro versions through a number of additional features designed to protect you when you browse the Internet. It builds a safer environment, by blocking all suspicious threats and all known malware types.
AVG Internet Security has a professional, well-organized interface that provides quick access to its most important modules. The Overview section displays the status of each utility, namely: Anti-Virus, LinkScanner, E-mail Protection, Firewall, Anti-Rootkit, System Tools, PC Analyzer, and Identity Protection.
The application allows you to scan the whole computer or specific files/ folders only. Scheduling scans is also possible. Full reports are displayed once the software finishes analyzing your files.
The Anti-Virus component provides real-time protection against viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware, while the LinkScanner blocks any suspicious third-party connections that try to connect to your computer.
The Firewall module protects you from harmful attacks by monitoring the communications on every port. This feature is essential if you often perform banking transactions or if you shop online. By quickly detecting intrusions in your network, it forbids access to your personal information.
E-mail protection scans incoming and outgoing e-mails, and filters spam, while the System Tools offers you information regarding running processes, network connections and browser extensions.
You and your computer are safe with the Identity Protection feature enabled. It protects your digital assets, by blocking all activities that can potentially lead to ID theft.
As a bonus, AVG Internet Security also includes a PC analyzer that scans the computer for registry errors, junk files and broken shortcuts.
For such a heavy suite, AVG Internet Security uses a normal amount of memory resources, but it is thorough and rarely wrong. It quietly sits in the system tray, while you’re enjoying a safe browsing experience.
AVG Internet Security [DISCOUNT: 30% OFF!] description
· Processor: Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz or faster
· Memory: 512 MB RAM
· Hard disk free space (for installation): 1400 MB
· 30-day trial period
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· User Interface: The "Ignore the state of this component" option is only available from advanced settings.
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to install AVG Security Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function