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AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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  • Version 2013.0.3349
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AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

  • Windows
  • Version 2013.0.3349
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AVG Anti-Virus 2012 is a free online security software package that protects against viruses, most malware, spyware and other online risks. The recent update of AVG Anti-Virus 2013 offers additional support for video streaming, mobile devices and other modern applications when using the Internet in today’s modern world.

Installing AVG Anti-Virus 2012

Users choose from a wide range of AVG products to help protect computers and mobile devices. The recent AVG Anti-Virus 2013 has been launched, with other websites offering the free AVG Anti-Virus 2012 version as an archived download. AVG Mobile (iPhone) can be downloaded for free here, along with AVG for Android Smartphones. In addition, Pro versions that are paid can also be found at these locations and simply offer more of what is already offered.

User Interface

AVG Anti-Virus 2012 has a colorful, simple to use and all levels of experience friendly user face. The main control panel is comprehensive, without overwhelming users. For the most part, AVG Anti-Virus 2012 runs in the background and only alerts users if there is a problem. Some users dislike the free web browsing add-ons that are included during the installation process, so be sure to take the time to customize your settings.

Main Features of AVG Anti-Virus 2012

AVG Anti-Virus 2012 offers email and web browsing protection, with built-in virus, malware and spyware scanners that can be set to scheduled intervals or random checks. Users are alerted if a threat is found at any time but must take action in order to secure the threat. This process is simple to achieve, with technical terms that are well described offering real life examples and effects that all level users will appreciate.

Users who wish to upgrade to the free or paid versions of AVG Anti-Virus 2013, can indulge in awesome features such as email security, video streaming, and support for mobile and tablet devices along with other recent upgrades. These features help protect against modern concerns, and they can upgrade their existing software quickly using the upgrade rather than the fresh install package.

Evaluation and Support

AVG Anti-Virus 2012 offers great value when looking for a free antivirus software package. Users upgrading to the AVG Anti-Virus 2013 version will also enjoy the free version, with the option to upgrade to a Pro pack for advanced or heavy Internet users. Express installation is charged at $15 but is an added value support service, with phone contact and remote contact also offered for free. Users are encouraged to participate in forums, FAQ's and have access to the “Remove a Virus” tutorial when looking for further technical support.


AVG Anti-Virus 2012 is perfect for those on a budget who are looking to secure their computer against common threats. Be prepared to call technical support at one time or another, as AVG is not entirely intuitive and doesn't like to be removed. If installed, AVG Anti-Virus 2012 is a great virus scanner that preforms well when protecting your computer.

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Release date
July 10, 2013
Date added
July 10, 2013



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Operating systems
Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,

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  • + It's free
  • + It's simple to use
  • + It protects your computer against most attacks
  • - Users who are not able to customize their settings may experience somewhat of a “takeover”
  • - AVG Anti-Virus 2012 will automatically install additional features to browsers, toolbars and computers
  • - It is difficult to remove AVG without technical assistance
  • - Other forms of malware or spyware do not work with AVG installed, even when disabled

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AVG (Anti-Virus Guard) is a free antivirus program made by tech company Grisoft and first launched in 1992. The program boasts antivirus, antispyware and antimalware protection as well as Internet security and identity protection.AVG Internet Security is the paid version to AVG Anti-Virus Free however the latter lacks the former’s Online Shield, Enhanced Firewall, Anti-Spam and Technical Support.

During installation AVG gives you the choice of Express Install or Custom Install. Express Install will change your default search provider to AVG Secure Search and install the AVG Security Toolbar. However, choosing custom install will allow you to opt out of those add-ons. Later on in the custom installation, you are prompted to select which of AVG’s components you would like to install. Email protection scans your incoming and outgoing emails, Identity prevents identity theft by blocking suspicious activity on your computer and Web Browsing protects your computer from web-based attacks while surfing the internet. The latter also monitors network traffic for possible threats. At the end of installation you are invited to create an AVG account to receive security alerts and product details but this isn’t necessary to continue. Additionally, installation requires restart.

AVG Free opens up with a very attractive interface that displays its offerings in large green tiles that will fall right in with Windows 8’s new look. Users have their computer protection, Web Browsing, Identity, Email protection at their fingertips. They can also fix their computer’s performance, run scans and update their software all from the front interface. At the top right corner, users have quick access to AVG’s, Reports, Support and list of Options.

The Fix Performance button allows users to access its PC Analyzer component which scans your computer searching for registry errors, junk files, fragmentation and broken shortcuts. Clicking “Analyze Now” will begin the process and afterwards, each subsection will deliver a report on the number of errors fund and an accompanying scale signifying its severity. Clicking “Fix Now” will allows users to download AVG’s PC TuneUp program which they can use as a one-time fix for free or alternately purchase the program for $39.99 for the entire year.

AVG’s email scanner can help users keep virus-free in a variety of ways. It scans incoming and outgoing email. If it finds a virus AVG can alert you by changing the subject of your email to *VIRUS*. The program can also report attachment files containing macros and report hidden extensions. AVG can also remove attachments from incoming emails or users can choose to have documents, executable files or files with specific extensions removed. To enable all these email functions you must activate the function within the program and create a new e-mail scan server with POP3, SMTP or IMAP settings.

The program also comes with a scheduler so you can set the program to scan your computer regularly or you can set AVG to scan when you are away from your computer. Apart from scanning your entire computer, the program will also scan specific files or folders, removable devices or shell extensions. You can also scan for rootkits which run without user knowledge.

In all, AVG has put out a decent and somewhat thorough antivirus and antimalware program that is easy to use. The program gives the user many fronts from which to launch an aggressive campaign against undesirable computer programs. Many users will find lots of comfort in the extra levels of security the program provides.


  • + Attractive interface with easily-accessible icons
  • + Email protection
  • + Rootkit protection


  • - Adware