AVG updates for 2013 look to the future while struggling to overcome the problems of the past. There is a new interface for Windows 8, which is really more optimized easy to use, and then enters again the installation run. However, one of the best new features of AVG was actually presented as an update mid-year 2012.
We found the program to go from completed download are about 5 minutes.
AVG boasted five screen installation for several years. While the process stops, it is important to call a few improvements and a blatant hook.
The installer now weighs less than 33MB, down more than 100 MB, two years ago. The installation program does not require a restart. This is not surprising for Windows 8, but also on computers running Windows 7 and the installation of AVG will not restart. Unfortunately, you not only have to remove the Toolbar and AVG Safe Search if you do not want to, but even if you choose only the toolbar, it commandeers your search bar in Firefox default location. Of course, this is problematic because the toolbar provides options for important safety, such as AVG does not pursue.
AVG and loses points for force-shutdown your browser without warning during installation and do not customize the installation options for Windows 8 AVG has kept the small boxes from previous years are difficult to use by touch.
Friendly approach would be voluntary, that does not move forward until the user makes a decision. Finally, there is AVG if you are prompted to choose between making AVG Free version or a 30-day trial of AVG Internet Security.
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Windows 8 was forced to reconsider all Windows software manufacturers on how similar programs, and this is a good thing. Whether kicking and screaming or jumping joyfully software developers must change the way they make their Windows applications and AVG is no different.
Although the security office had used a variant of the same interface for 2013 following a new, large, vivid colors, tiles as buttons should was adopted home feel in Windows 8 revised.
The new main interface functions AVG puts in a clean, easy to read. The upper right corner has sex links and support options. At first glance, the list of options is extremely long, but the navigation accuracy is impressive on a touch screen. It contains direct links to functions. Behind the tiles, the best of interface available
Following the path to the bottom of the main window is a status message protection green. Safe or dangerous for the red, and then there are three rows of tiles The first line of brilliant green tiles are links to basic security options: Computers, Web browsing, identity, e-mail and firewall. The second line is blue, and a link to the Performance Optimizer AVG, parental control, and LiveKive backup service. In addition, there is a button for AVG LiveKive applications, new services, which has not been revealed at the time of writing.
The third line contains two buttons teal to run a scan and update definition file for viruses. If you have AVG Free, the bottom quarter of a display interface for AVG Internet Security 2013 is updated. Behind each key is deeper immersion in related functions. Under Computer, for example, you have access to anti-virus and anti-rootkit analysis, statistics and configurations.
The interface is generally very navigable, except people with touchscreens Windows 8 could see the third level down to hard without a mouse. If you go into the settings or other deeper level configurations, advanced settings might too small for some people, easy to customize.
Note that AVG is essentially a program of Windows 7 with Windows 8 bandage. It opens in the desktop mode and runs in a single window, which does not use the entire screen. It is possible that fits easily under the hood improvements allow AVG interface Metro already, but this is not yet available.
Functionality and support
Although the interface is new, and as you will see below, the performance improvements breathtaking, discussion AVG 2013 has not led to new safety aggressive technique. This is not serious. Instead, the focus this year was a little technique to get huge competitors, AVG is based on 128 million active users.
When you start AVG for the first time, a window appears on the main interface, left the promotion of its new free phone support 24-7, the AVG Android app and a tutorial to start. As one of the most recognized names in Windows security, we want AVG, it is easy to adapt for newcomers.
There is a new file system known as AVG also used in conjunction with scans much faster than before scanning. Basically, it looks for a file in the order of bits stored on the hard drive, not in the order of the files in the directory tree. This may seem trivial, but the benchmarks show below, it is an effective technique. By matching the data with what others are running AVG, AVG is able to create a net is more effective to block the malicious files.
The reputation of the file is an extension of the AVG "intelligent scanning" the benefits of behavioral detection network to scan AVG known safe files once, and the scanner if it detects changes. Like its competitors, the network of users AVG is anonymously provide data to the cloud. You can choose not to publish your data when you install or in the options menu. AVG says opting out will not harm your safety.
Intelligent scanning technology also gives you a manager integrated resource analysis favors. If a scan is started when the computer is in use, it will automatically restrict the scan so that it runs slower but does not interfere with other tasks on the computer. When it detects the computer idling, it will then allocate more power to the analysis. The feature comes with a slider so you can customize how sensitive it is.
Another important change was introduced in the year. AVG does not add-on track in the AVG Toolbar has been folded. AVG version lacks the nuance Abine follows no more, making it a recorder seen as a scalpel of a surgeon, but it is always good to privacy protection on the tools to as many people as possible.
AVG offers a wide range of powerful tools to protect your computer. Together with the expected anti-virus engines and anti-malware, it has rootkit detection and removal, blocking fake antivirus and ransomware and basic e-mail and identity protection.
The LinkScanner tool has been improved to see the dynamic code, which is essential in the game, as security threats mutate in such a fast pace.
The PC Analyzer scans your system for registry errors and disk. It includes a disk defragmenter and broken shortcut cleaner, as well. Although the function to pay full user may be limited if you have the free version, the PC Analyzer comes with a unique offer to clean all errors found. It provides a link to download the separate PC Analyzer, once the analysis is complete. This is an interesting twist on the idea that the user can see, but not repair errors, and it provides more functionality without compromising the basic safety of your computer. However, it is likely that some users will shy away from the extra download.
Other characteristics of users of paid AVG updates are limited. The updated version of paid AVG Anti-Virus 2013 distinguishes itself by offering chat link shield, a protection Wi-Fi Internet connections open and scan download files sent via instant message that looks at all ports not only port 80 option above PC analyzer is also included, and comes without restrictions.
AVG Internet Security 2013 includes all that AVG Anti-Virus 2013 offers, and adds in a firewall and antispam protection.
This year's version leaves a lighter touch on your system than last year, a big change for the better for AVG.
The impact AVG start was not particularly impressive about 15 seconds on our test computer startup. Downtime was enough for about three to four seconds, but our new sleep-test showed our test computer in much longer to wake up from sleep mode with AVG as unprotected.
However, the impact on AVG in use performance has been impressive. Virus scans are among the fastest of the entire suite, free or paid, and our test AVG Free MS Office is actually much faster than an unprotected computer. AVG says it is because, as it says the files on your computer. Whatever the cause, it is clear that, in some cases, AVG system performance during operation improves.
AVG Anti-Virus Free continues to offer an excellent if not perfect level of security and deserves a serious chance, your go-to suite. If you are dissatisfied with your current suite of its impact on system performance, AVG is worth.
You will receive a range of services, if you pay an upgrade, but it is not essential, and really only for people who either feel safe when they want or pay bonuses. However, if you are on a Windows XP or Vista, you will definitely must have an updated firewall. You might get screwed free, but when system resources are a concern, it's worth it, that paid a security suite like AVG suites.