AVG Technologies has been in the playing field since 1991. They are one of the most proven and reputable in theantivirus software industry. AVG Anti-Virus is one of the best performing anti-virus software products ever created. They are at it again, with their latest creation: AVG Anti-Virus 2012

Here is the quick preview of what AVG Anti-Virus 2012 is all about.

Pros:

1.)    Free – who doesn’t want free stuff?

2.)    Plenty of features – there’s a lot of features, which are just as good, if not better than other anti-virus software programs. Oh, and did I mention that this one is absolutely free?

3.)    Very quick scanning – no need to wait for hours just so you can insert your friend’s USB on your laptop. With AVG Anti-Virus 2012, scanning is extra fast.

4.)    Low system resource usage – anytime you can get an anti-virus software with low system resource usage, you know you’re getting a good deal. Remember, you got this for FREE.

Cons:

1.)    AVG Secure Search and AVG Toolbar is installed by default – this doesn’t give too much freedom to the user.

2.)    Slow boot time and delayed start-up.

3.)    A little bit of hang-ups here and there.

Here’s a sneak peek to the Specs of the AVG Anti-Virus 2012:

  • Version: 2012.0.1913
  • File size: 3.78MB
  • Date added: February 01, 2012
  • Price: Free; paid upgrade available
  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Total downloads: 404,260,457
  • Downloads last week: 1,022,854
  • Product ranking: #1 in Antivirus Software

A quick look at the AVG Anti-Virus 2012 features on the surface:

  • Antivirus
  • Email Protection
  • PC Analyzer
  • Link Scanner
  • Anti-Rootkit
  • Identity Protection
  • Gaming Mode

Unlike other anti-virus programs, AVG Anti-Virus 2012 does not intrude on any of your activities on your computer. It only attempts to scan whenever you’re computer is idle. It has a game mode so that you can concentrate on a multiplayer game without enduring scheduled updates and scans. AVG also guards your digital gaming profilesagainst hackers who crawl the web to steal your World of Warcraft pets and sell them for real money.

All in all, AVG Anti-Virus 2012 proves to be the best free antivirus program in the market. It passed the anti-virus tests with flying colors. For what you are paying (which is absolutely nothing), you are getting a top flight antivirus program. AVG Anti-Virus 2012 can do you no harm.