Program name: AVG Antivirus Free 2016
Price: Free (paid product is called AVG Internet Security and costs $69.99 per year)
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
After 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.
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).
Video review of AVG Antivirus Free 2016
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