AVG Antivirus Free version 2016

avg-antivirusProgram name: AVG Antivirus Free 2016

Price: Free (paid product is called AVG Internet Security and costs $69.99 per year)

Homepage: http://www.avg.com

The download and installation of AVG Antivirus Free 2016 was straight forward and comparable to the other antivirus products that we have tested so far. What was really annoying was the first virus scan felt like it took forever to get completed.

Downloading and installing AVG Antivirus Free 2016

AVG installer downloadingAfter you download the initial file from the AVG website. The installer will download some more “components” from AVG after you run the installer. It will take a few seconds to download these “components”. During this phrase the screen kept saying “Downloading installation components” and did not show any progress or change anything for a like 10+ seconds after it shows 0 second left. You may end up wondering if the installer froze or something went wrong but it will eventually be over in under 15 seconds after the progress bar is shown as complete.

avg installer 2The next screen that will appear will lead to more downloading of files from AVG (picture above). The next screen (picture below) shows more downloading and updating of the virus database from AVG.

avg-installer3Configuration screen of AVG Antivirus Free

During the installation process you can’t really do anything until AVG Antivirus downloads all the files it needs and updates the virus definition database. After the whole program is up to date you can really configure the different settings with AVG Antivirus Free.

The settings for AVG Antivirus Free 2016 is located under the menu “Options” and go down to “Advanced settings”. You can configure how you want AVG Antivirus to operate from this window (picture below).

AVG 2016 settingsView the video below to take a look at the different configurations and how our installation and virus scan went.

Video review of AVG Antivirus Free 2016

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