AVG Internet Security is one of the most preferred security suites which can effectively safeguard your PC against viruses and other trojan-ware. You can never brand it as being the perfect security suite, but it definitely doesn’t have those additional features that are completely irrelevant to your PCs security.
The key focus lies in dealing with the most basic issues faced by users. This latest version concentrates more on the scan speeds. It is mainly for reducing the memory consumption, lowering the boot time and for improvising the firewall and spam filter.
These are the basic qualities that we expect from a security suite and AVG Internet Security has provided just that.
The installation procedures are not at all time consuming. They involve no hassles. One of the strikingly noticeable changes is that the interface will be very much like Windows 8. You will find five tiles namely ‘Web Browsing’, ‘Computer’, ‘Firewall’ and more.
When you click any of these tiles, you can perform a number of tasks such as turning off a module or adjusting a key setting and so on. There are several buttons that can be used for updating Internet Security 2013 or for scanning the PC.
There might be instances when you forget the function of each button. During such times, you simply need to move the mouse and place the cursor over the button and the function will be displayed.
Those who like the traditional procedures can go to the option menu and get access to any function with just the click of a button. All this is available in a simple Metro-style pattern. You will quickly learn to adapt yourself to this new interface. It is very easy and user friendly.
If you want to scan your system with AVG Internet Security, it is very simple. When you press the Scan button, your entire system will be checked. There is also another option to scan certain specific files and folders instead of the full system.
For this, you need to select “Scan specific files or folders” option.
In order to improve the workability of your PC, these scanning procedures can also be scheduled at a convenient time. Irrespective of the type of scan, the result will be quite effective. Certain test reports have revealed that AVG engine is really not that efficient. However AVG 2013 is quite successful with regards to the scan procedure. The good news is that a separate scan procedure for rootkits will no longer be required. When you opt for a complete scan of your computer, the security suite will automatically eliminate the rootkits along with malwares.
It’s a good thing to remove viruses. However, it is better to avoid them in the first place. AVG Internet Security 2013 makes use of certain advanced technologies which avoid the possibility of users reaching a risky website.
There are two steps involved in this procedure. To begin with, you have to install AVG’s browser tool bar. And secondly your browser search URL will be set to AVG secure search. If you want to avoid this procedure, you can opt for custom installation while setting up the suite.
Whichever method you choose, you will be able to search the web and add icons will be added which will alert you on all the malicious sites. Since there is a possibility that you might click on certain documents and Facebook accounts, the LinkScanner Online Shield performs the job of scanning all the online contents prior to displaying them.
That’s the way it functions.
AVG’s anti-phishing is not up to the mark, but there are lots of ways to protect your PC. In case you choose a link which has downloaded malicious content, the antivirus module will come to your rescue. Since it is extremely accurate, your PC will be safe for sure.
Just like any other security suite, AVG has its own pros and cons. Anti-phishing is an area of concern and the RAM needs to be used a little more. Having mentioned the disadvantages, there are so many good things about AVG that make it one of the most sought after security suits.
I would suggest you to go for a trial pack and then decide if it’s apt for you.
About the Author: This is a guest post by Samantha Kirk of mytechhelp.com, a site that offers savings and current information on Remote Tech Support.