FREE Antivirus Software : AVG
By Stephen Bucaro
AVG Free Edition by Grisoft is Vb100 and ICSA certified. This means AVG will detect 100% of all
known viruses. AVG provides both file and email protection that works with any POP3/IMAP4 email client,
including Outlook and Outlook Express.
AVG Free Edition is free of charge for private, non-commercial, single home computer use. Download
the 7.3 MB application from
AVG Free. After you install the
program, the First Run Wizard guides you through the following steps:
• Perform AVG Free update
• Create a rescue disk
• Setup personal email scanner
• Scan your computer for viruses
• Register AVG Free
The registration agreement states "The user's personal data ... will be 'processed' for
Grisoft's marketing and trade purposes including deleivery of commercial announcements."
After registering you will Free Virus Database Updates. AVG Free does not come with
free technical support, the only support you can receive is through their forum.
AVG Free cannot be installed on a server nor can it be used for scanning of network drives.
AVG Full Edition comes with Free, 24/7 e-mail technical support. You can download a 30 day trial
version of the Full Edition.
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