AVG has outdone themselves this time. With the new AVG anti-virus 2011 edition it is packed with new features and they still offer their core protection for FREE!
They offer numerous components to protect your computer system. The components listed below will be for the free edition.
Anti-Virus component detects viruses, worms, trojans, and unwanted executable files within your system. As with any anti-virus product it is extremely important to keep your anti-virus component up to date to maintain maximum level of protection.
Anti-Spyware component protects your computer from adware, spyware, and all malicious programs. Shielding your computer from unwanted advertisements and software the secretly gathers your personal information. Keep your anti-spyware component up-to-date to stay fully protected.
LinkScanner component provides comprehensive protection while your search and surf the internet. Within the linkscanner are two features surf-shield and search-shield that protects your computer system from web-based attacks. Currently linkscanner works with both Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers to give you the ability to make an informed decision of which sites you choose to visit.
Resident shield component scans files as they are copied, opened, saved, and if a threat is found it forbids its activation. The resident shield also provides vital protection for the system area of your computer system.
E-mail Scanner checks incoming and outgoing email by using plug-ins designed for most e-mail programs (ex. outlook, mozilla thunderbird, etc). The current plug-ins support email clients using POP3/SMTP or IMAP connections. If a threat is found it is moved to the virus vault.
Anti-Rootkit component scans for dangerous rootkits hidden inside applications, drivers, and/or dll libraries. A root-kit is a collection of malicious software that allows attackers to gain administrative-level access to a computer system and possibly an entire network.
PC analyzer scans your computer system and then reports errors that are effecting the systems performance. Utilities can be downloaded for one free use or can be purchased for 12 months of unlimited use.
Identity Protection is always protecting your digital assets against new and unknown threats. This protection monitors the way programs behave on your computer system automatically blocking any activity that could lead to ID theft.
Also includes an update manager to keep you computer system up-to-date to preserve maximum protection in today’s computing world.
Being the world’s most downloaded free security software millions of people around the world are using their AVG free-edition 2011 for basic online protection.Whether it’s surfing the internet, doing web searches, or keeping up with friends and family on your favorite social networking site. AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Free Edition has got you covered.