The free virus scanner AVG has currently released its latest version 19.2.3079 on February 06, 2019. The new version offers all-around protection against viruses, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, and malware. The anti-virus software deletes the affected files without leaving any residue or, if desired, moves them to a quarantine folder. In addition, the “Link Scanner” blocks dangerous websites as well as links in social networks and unsafe downloads. Even when you are surfing you are protected free with AVG Antivirus. Furthermore, your emails and archive files from ZIP to CAB as well as CDs / DVDs and connected USB drives are automatically checked for malicious code.
About AVG Free Antivirus 2019
Virus protection for the PC does not have to be expensive. The free software controls your computer in real time for viruses, spyware, ransomware, rootkits, Trojans and other malware. As soon as you want to copy a file, open it or download it from the internet to your computer, the file will be checked and, if the virus is infected, either deleted without residue or moved to a quarantine folder. You can have your entire PC and selected directories scanned either manually or automatically at specified intervals. Or you always carry out the check directly at system startup. The up-to-date information required for this purpose is regularly and automatically retrieved from the Internet by AVG Antivirus Free.
Protection Against Dangerous Websites
With the “Software Analyzer”, “AVG Antivirus Free” monitors your computer for suspicious actions, which could indicate threats, and blocks them. This is done even if no suitable signatures are contained in the virus database. When surfing the Internet, the security software provides the necessary protection against malware and scans in the background all files that are transmitted from the network. For secure surfing, the “Link Scanner” of AVG Antivirus supports you by blocking dangerous pages. The “Link Scanner” also works on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. In addition, incoming and outgoing e-mails (POP and IMAP) and newsgroup messages are monitored. Connect a USB drive to your PC or insert a CD or DVD, AVG Antivirus Free edition becomes active and scans the new disk for malicious software. As an encore, a data shredder is on board, which allows you to safely delete files and entire folders. The virus scanner can also be used in a passive mode. Then AVG Antivirus does not work as real-time protection, but only as an additional scanner in addition to already installed anti-virus software such as Avira or Kaspersky.
Free Protection for Android Smartphones
AVG Antivirus is not only available in a PC version, but also as a free app for Android smartphones. This protects against viruses, spyware, and malware, scans web pages and links, locks your phone in case of theft and blocks unwanted callers. The paid Pro version of the app also offers a “camera trap”, a backup routine for apps and an automatic device lock when removing the SIM card.
AVG Internet Security: Firewall, Webcam Protection and Anti Spam
In addition to the free basic protection AVG Internet Security also offers all-around protection. In this paid version you have a firewall against hacker attacks available. In addition, you are protected against fake websites; use an “AntiSpam” feature that detects, for example, phishing, extended ransomware protection and can foreclose your webcam against espionage.