Version History of AVG Free Edition 2011.1120 (x64)

Superior Web Protection – Including Social Network Protection

  • Since 99 percent of today’s threats are Web-based and live on legitimate Web sites for less than 24-hours, real-time analysis and detection is critical. AVG’s real-time scanning solution, LinkScanner, is unique to AVG and has proven to be a formidable opponent to threats that exist in the wild. Available for PC and Mac users, LinkScanner allows users to surf, search, email, shop and use social networks online with the confidence that the pages they surf are not compromised and the places they choose to visit online are safe to enter personal and private information. LinkScanner automatically checks and protects, in real-time, links exchanged within social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. Hassle free, with no configuration required - protection is automatically activated so you’re safe.

Enhanced User Experience - The Simplest and Easiest to Use

  • In response to feedback from AVG’s global community, AVG 2011 now includes several enhancements that improve its ease of use. The installation process for the software has been reduced to five simple clicks, while the software’s uninstall process is as seamless as ever. Noting that many of users are heavy users of multi-media applications, AVG 2011 includes a “game mode,” which scans and protects users’ computers behind the scenes without interrupting full screen, multi-media applications with pop-up notifications. In addition, AVG 2011 features ‘Single click fix’ – a new function that allows users to automatically fix problems with their software via an easy to access “Fix It” button.

Among the Best Detection Rates in the Industry

  • Independent tests have proven that AVG2011 has among the best detection rates in the industry. By utilizing AVG’s unique Smart Scan and multilayered approach to detection, AVG users will benefit from the best protection that far surpasses the competition. “AVG’s unique use of signature based, web, behavioral, and early warning cloud based technology allows us to provide the most advanced protection capabilities in the world,” said AVG’s Chief Technology Officer, Karel Obuk.

Faster, Lighter, and More Powerful

  • AVG has enhanced its Smart Scan technology to ensure its 2011 version will not slow your computer down. In response to specific user community feedback seeking a higher speed product with better threat detection rates, AVG 2011 also features Smart Scanning, a new functionality that learns which files are certified and safe and only scans new, uncertified files on a user’s computer. When AVG 2011 Smart Scanning does scan a user’s computer, it pays attention to the system resources in use and only scans those resources not in use at the time of the scan, allowing the computer run faster during the virus scan process.