AVG Antivirus Free offers complete protection for your PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone against viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, and spyware. This user-friendly antivirus software protects your device continuously and has a simple interface.
Free daily, automatic updates ensure that your PC is protected from new threats. Furthermore, you can carry out each day or week a scan to see if your computer is free from viruses. AVG Free is translated into 21 languages, including English, Dutch, Spanish, and Turkish.
A separate mail scanner ensures that your emails are been checked for viruses before you read them. The mail scanner automatically recognizes all mail programs.
After you install AVG, your PC is automatically secured and your mail checked. Virus definition updates are automatically retrieved every day. For zero-day virus outbreaks, AVG has a rapid detection method via the cloud, called outbreak detection.
Also handy is the LinkScanner which monitors websites and search results for malware and a provides a green check if they are safe. Furthermore, AVG Anti-Virus Free features identity protection.
AVG Anti-Virus Free is a good free virus scanner. By protecting against viruses and spyware, free updates, and uncluttered interface, AVG Free provides everything a home user needs. A first optimization scan and smart scanning should shorten the scan time considerably.
Since the end of 2013 AVG also has a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. And AVG is also available for Android.
AVG for Android
AVG Anti-Virus Free is free virus protection on your Android smartphone and tablet. AVG Anti-Virus Free protects against malware in real time, can find a stolen phone via Google Maps and makes backups of your data. Also, AVG Anti-Virus Free features a device locker to protect your privacy and taskkiller to close apps that slow your smartphone or tablet.
AVG Anti-Virus Free was originally developed by DroidSecurity which was acquired by AVG. AVG Anti-Virus app for Android is available in two versions: one for smartphones and for tablets.