Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AVG–Antivirus and Internet Security Review

I remember years ago when our antivirus software on our computer expired and my best friend told me about the one they were using and it was free.  I headed over to AVG and downloaded it right away.  I have trusted our desktop computer and my laptop to AVG ever since.  We have yet to have anything major happen since using AVG and I couldn’t be anymore pleased. 
When I saw a while back that AVG was going to have a paid version I had decided that I was going to get it sometime this year.  However, I never got around to purchasing and downloading it.  When I got a chance to do a review for the 2012 edition, I was really happy about it!  I’ve had it downloaded on my laptop for a little over a month now and it has been scanning emails and attachments and working behind the scenes to keep my laptop virus free. 
It was easy to download and install and I had it running in less than 30 minutes.  I set everything up that I wanted it to do {which it’s already set, but I change things around sometimes}.  As soon as I started my internet browser for the first time after installing it I discovered that I had some tracking cookies going on.  I didn’t even know it!  I deleted them immediately. 
I don’t have it set up to scan automatically but I do have the updates turned on.  I always want the latest updates and about once every 3 days or so I’ll scan the whole computer.  So far I have been lucky and haven’t had any viruses!
Every once in a while when I have a few things open at once, usually Pinterest, email, Facebook, and a website, AVG will do a little “boost” to help keep things moving quickly.  Not sure how in the world it does this, but I’m not complaining.  Also when it does get a little overloaded it will pop up and say that I should close such and such and reopen it to get it to move faster.  Love this feature! 
I also love the fact that since I do a lot of Facebook {social networking} that I am protected.  There are so many viruses on social network platforms and you never know it.  Links are everywhere to click and sometimes if you click the wrong one, oops, you’ve downloaded a virus and didn’t even know it.  With AVG you can feel confident and click into a link if you want to read it and AVG will automatically detect bad links!  Wahlah…protection!
If your online at all with your computer I highly recommend AVG Internet Security.  You won’t be disappointed!
**I received the above mentioned product for review purposes only.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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