Over the years, AVG has introduced some of the best free and paid antivirus and online protection utilities around. And being as the free/paid AV offerings are among the most competitive online, that’s really saying something. And now that they’ve released the 2012 version of their AVG Internet Security program, they are set to make their mark with the latest/greatest version of this popular component. As you know, every computer user has a bit more to worry about these days than simple viruses. From hackers, crackers and all sorts of junk software waiting to infest your computer – the Internet can sometimes seem like a Wild West scenario where no email message or website is safe. The AVG Internet Security suite exists to provide you with that extra layer of protection your PC needs; over and above standard antivirus protection.
Once AVG Internet Security was put to the test, it did quite well. For starters this program scored very well blocking malware, junk software and spyware. Independent computer lab tests proved that this software was on par with what the top performing Internet security suites are capable of in terms of blocking shady software from downloading to and installing on computers. And being as AVG Internet Security showed virtually no signs of slowing down computers while it was running, you don’t have to worry about this software hogging resources and making your computer run slow. AVG Internet Security really shines, though, when used in conjunction with the other software modules from AVG. Whether you’re already using the free AVG antivirus software or any of their other programs, you’ll find that the AVG Internet Security component works hand-in-hand with these programs to offer a robust, full featured layer of protection for your computer while you’re surfing the web or reading email.
There are several helpful features packed into the AVG Internet Security program. Most helpful, of course, is the real time scanning and protection against online threats. Every time you go online, you’ll have this scanning/protection feature running in the background. When there are no threats, you won’t even notice AVG running. However, when shady software tries to worm its way onto your hard drive, AVG Internet Security leaps into action – warning you of impending threats and taking the action you determine appropriate to get rid of the threat once and for all. Other features worth noting are the anti-spam email feature which tested very well for rooting out bad emails, while allowing all your legitimate messages to flow to your in-box. And there’s also an AVG Accelerator feature that helps to speed up online video and music downloads. This is a cool feature that every AVG user should check out.
Help & Support
AVG didn’t become one of the world’s leading antivirus companies by accident. They know that their customers will need help and support with their programs, and they offer plenty of both. From online articles and videos to user forums and a phone number that will put you on the line with an actual software expert, AVG offers superior support for all of their products, including AVG Internet Security.
With a full line of antivirus and security related software products, AVG has proven time and again that they are serious about providing nothing but the best to their customers. And while no single piece of security software will ever be perfect, we do think that AVG Internet Security is a great tool to have in your computer protection arsenal. And if you already run AVG antivirus software, this utility will help you to keep your computer as safe from online threats as is possible.