AVG Free Edition 2011 Released
Every year AVG releases an updated version of their AVG Free Edition software. This year is no exception and has everyone ready to enter into the year 2011 with a brand new version of AVG AntiVirus. AVG promises the usual – faster scanning, better scanning, and easier to use. Every year we think how can they top the current product offering and every year we are pleasantly surprised.
The first difference you may notice from downloading the new AVG 2011 edition is the simpler installation process. Previously, the time taken to download AVG, although snappy on broadband connections, can be slower on those with ancient dial-up connections. The new download is no different and remains relatively the same file size. However, the big change is that the installation procedure no longer requires thirteen separate steps and instead is done in just five.
Everyone today is talking about the cloud and cloud computing. AVG incorporates the concept of the cloud by taking advantage of the fact that millions of users all over the world are proactively analyzing files on their own systems and they are reporting their findings with their anti-virus products. This allows users of the newest AVG Free to download in the background information contained within the cloud in order to help the end user determine the threat levels of specific files on their PC.
Because everyone is using Myspace and Facebook these days, the newest update to the AVG LinkScanner has included support for these popular social networking sites which are often targeted because of their emense popularity and ease of access that allows anyone to post any link they want. AVG LinkScanner will mark each link on the webpage with a check to tell you if they are safe or not. AVG proclaims that they stop thousands of threats everyday on Facebook alone.
Those that may have abandoned AVG Free Edition because the scanning engine was not up to par with other free antivirus solutions can come back to AVG Free Edition 2011 knowing that no longer is the free and paid scanning engine any different. You get the same upgraded virus scanning engine that was previously only included in the full upgraded version of the software. Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 may also appreciate the fact that they can now run their antivirus from the gadget menu on their desktop.
Users have many reasons to upgrade to the newest 2011 edition of AVG Free and they are welcome to download AVG Free off of our website. New users should also consider AVG Free Edition 2011 when looking for a antivirus software suite that can help protect them in the social networking age.