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AVG Antivirus: Review

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AVG Antivirus is an antivirus software product designed to protect your computer from a wide variety of threats. It contains antivirus and antispyware protection, as well as online protection from harmful sites and downloads. AVG has been around a long time and releases a new product each year. The 2011 release is improved over the 2010 version with new social networking protection and LinkScanner.

AVG protects your computer from phishing scams, hackers, adware and malware that come through email or IM including Trojans, worms, keyloggers and rootkits. It also scans your outbound mail to check you are not sending a virus on to others. Basically is can protect your computer from malicious files no matter how they are sent, accessed or downloaded.

AVG Antivirus Review

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AVG Antivirus is an antivirus software product designed to protect your computer from a wide variety of threats. It contains antivirus and antispyware protection, as well as online protection from harmful sites and downloads. AVG has been around a long time and releases a new product each year. The 2011 release is improved over the 2010 version with new social networking protection and LinkScanner.

AVG protects your computer from phishing scams, hackers, adware and malware that come through email or IM including Trojans, worms, keyloggers and rootkits. It also scans your outbound mail to check you are not sending a virus on to others. Basically is can protect your computer from malicious files no matter how they are sent, accessed or downloaded.

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The Bottom Line

Antivirus software comparisons from AV-ComparativesVirus Bulletin and others show that AVG Antivirus is one of the most effective antivirus scanners. Their main antivirus scanning procedure is enhanced by proactive heuristic detection, cloud security and the AVG Protection Network. They collect anonymous data from their user network to detect new threats and protect everyone in the community.

Introduced in the 2011 version is a unique Social Networking Protection that gives a real-time scan of links shared through Facebook or MySpace. There is also LinkScanner which places colour-coded icons next to all search engine results from Google, Bing and Yahoo. These provide a new level of security by letting you see at a glance whether a website is safe (green), bad (red) or should be viewed with caution (orange). Hovering over the icon will give you more specific information.

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