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Tough On Computer Virus Threats, Easy On You

Mar 30, 2008
AVG Free offers one of the most popular free, dependable security solutions available to home users. It is available for immediate download and installation and provides home users with a high level of virus detection capability.

Grisoft, now known as AVG, has been providing personal computer protection since 1991. AVG employs some of the world's leading experts in software development, threat detection and prevention and risk analysis in its offices in around the world. Continued research and development is a priority and partnerships are formed with leading universities to provide them with a research and technological edge that has earned them over 70 million active users.

What features does AVG Free offer and what are the restrictions? The free version of antivirus software is only available to home personal computer users. Corporations and businesses will need to purchase any one of AVG's other products. Specific features of this software are: automatic updates, real-time protection detecting and isolating viruses as files are opened and programs are run; a "virus vault" which holds the virus and keeps it from entering your computer until you can decide what to do with it. This software is intuitive and easy to use. It works in the background protecting your computer from antivirus threats allowing you to still work efficiently on your computer.

With a motto like theirs, "tough on threats, easy on you," it is obvious this company knows that your home personal computer is an important part of your life. Unfortunately with the added benefits of technology, there are also added risks and threat to using this technology. This antivirus software is designed to protect home pc users from the risks with an effective, efficient and easy to use, shield of protection.

Maximum PC has reports, "It has all the essentials, including a resident memory scanner, an e-mail scanner, and scheduled hard disc scans. But what really amazes us is the frequency of the virus definitions and application updates available from (AVG) GRISOFT."

As part of its international reputation, it this software company has been awarded several industry awards including PC Pro's Software of the Year Award in 2007 and PC Authority's Highly Commended Award Best Software Award.

If the free version of AVG Antivirus is not enough protection, you may want to consider one of their other two free personal computer security products. AVG also offers Anti-Spyware Free and Root Kit Free for immediate download and protection. Their Internet Security software service is available for $54.99 for a one year subscription, and includes antivirus, antispyware, anti root kit protections, protects against phishing, firewalls, email and chat protection as well as web shields against fraudulent or malicious websites.

Free web support is available once you have downloaded any free AVG software. Resources available include online documentation, FAQ, and Forum postings and discussions.

With over 70 million active users, you can feel more secure using AVG Free and other AVG products to protect personal home computer from threats. With free downloads of antivirus, spyware and root-kit protection as well award winning service and technical support, you may wish to look closer at this up and coming antivirus software company for personal computer security that is easy to use and best of all to many, free.
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Lisa Carey is a contributing author for
Identity Theft Secrets: prevention and protection
. You can get tips on Identity theft protection, software, and monitoring your credit as well as learn more about the secrets used by identity thieves at the Identity Theft Secrets blog.
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