This is a bit of an inconvenience, however it does mean that the software does not make heavy use of your computer's resources.
The free edition has a new Link Scanner and Active Surf-Shield that enhances users’ protection in real time by analyzing web pages for hidden threats and exploits.
AVG 8.5 Free Edition also provides online services that include “Virus Top Threats”, “Virus Encyclopaedia”, “Virus removal section”, “AVG Free Forum”, “Documentation” and “Frequently Asked Questions”.
It will place a toolbar in your browser and ask to change your homepage, but both of these options are easy to disable.
Pros: Very close to paid version, very sparing on computer resources.
Users who have an Internet connection can enable the Automatic Update option that automatically installs new updates as and when they are released.
However, at times the AVG update process gets terminated due to various AVG update errors.
AVG Anti-virus 8.5 Free Edition runs on Windows Vista and Windows XP.
However, it does not work on earlier versions of Windows OS.
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