AVG has released the new version called AVG 9 Free. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0 is compatible with the major Windows OS’s (Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7). It not only features an antivirus module but also modules for detecting spyware, basic rootkit protection, email and phishing protection as well as the AVG Linkscanner to give safety ratings for websites.
Windows users who do not need all the components, should select the custom installation option which allows them to select which modules to install and prevent installation of optional modules like link scanner, AVG security toolbar and email or Microsoft Office plugins.
The main interface is very clean and straightforward. It displays the available security components in an overview upon AVG 9 startup.
In this display, you will get the usual options to do scans, schedule scans, update the antivirus software. You will fine all the advance settings in the advanced options. The scan speed has been increased and the resource usage lowered according to the developers at AVG.
Here’s what you’ll need to protect yourself with AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
- Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz processor or faster
- 550 MB free hard drive space (for installation)
- 512 MB RAM
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is compatible with MS Windows 2000, MS Windows XP, MS Windows XP Pro x64 Edition, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows Vista x64 Edition, MS Windows 7, MS Windows 7 x64 Edition
You can download AVG 9 Free at the AVG website.
Update: You can view two nice graphics and a video related to the new AVG 9 avatar!