Posts Tagged ‘avg’

AVG Antivirus Free Review

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Free is always good, but it also sounds like the jury is still out on this one …

AVG AntiVirus Free is a longstanding security program for Microsoft Windows that protects computer systems from viruses, trojans and other malicious code. One interesting fact about AVG is that it maintains two free antivirus solutions, namely AVG AntiVirus Free and AVG Protection Free. The core difference between both products is that Protection Free offers multi-device protection and controls using AVG Zen, an online dashboard.


How Safe are Security Products? First AVG, now TrendMicro with Major Flaws

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Given the two recent, major snafus mentioned in the headline, this is definitely a valid question.

Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered a major flaw in the password manager component of TrendMicro Antivirus for Windows recently that had several major security issues that would, among other things, allow websites to run arbitrary commands, expose all stored passwords, or run a “secure browser” that is not secure at all. It seems that Google is currently investigating security products on Windows, and there especially those that interact with the Chrome web browser or Chromium in one way or the other.


AVG Putting Millions of Chrome Users at Risk

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

If you’re a Chrome User and you rely on AVG for security, you should probably give this a quick read …

Security company AVG, well known for its free and commercial security products that offer a wide range of security related safeguards and services, has put millions of Chrome users at risk recently by breaking Chrome security in a fundamental way in one of its extensions for the web browser. AVG, like many other security companies offering free products, is using different monetization strategies to earn revenue from its free offerings.


AVG’s Invisibility Glasses Promise to Protect your Privacy in Public

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A pair of those gag eyeglasses with a plastic nose and mustache would probably accomplish pretty much the same thing … and the gag glasses would look slightly less ridiculous too.

AVG unveiled Invisibility Glasses, a new product from its Innovation Labs, yesterday in Barcelona. I have to admit that I imagined a different kind of product when I read its name, thinking of a product that would make the wearer invisible or one that would automatically remove objects or people in your sight when you use the glasses. Invisibility Glasses serve a different purpose though. They have been designed by AVG to protect your privacy when you are in public.


AVG’s Browser Configuration Tool Undoes Browser Changes by AVG Software

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

This is sort of an interesting development; AVG has come out with a program that can be used to remove toolbars and other third-party software that comes bundled with AVG software.

Nowadays whenever you install a security software on your Windows operating system or another software there is always the chance that third-party software is installed along with it. These offers don’t have to be included by the developer of the software program, as it is quite common as well that download portals wrap programs in custom installers that will install those programs as well if you are not careful.


AVG Free Resource Usage Woes

Monday, October 11th, 2010

If you’re thinking of installing AVG’s latest update, then you might want to take a look at this article first …

Jojo mailed me yesterday with some interesting information about AVG’s latest free antivirus software. I could not believe it at first, but confirmed it after installing AVG Free on a test system. Basically, Jojo mentioned that AVG was running eight background processes after installation, and that it’s size of installation was exceeding the 500 Megabyte mark, with the majority of that installed on the system drive, regardless of the drive selected during installation.


How to Update Last Year’s Security Software to this Year’s

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here’s a neat trick that appears to work on a variety of different security programs …

Most security software companies, like Kaspersky, Symantec or Bitdefender, release new products ever year. The updated programs often come with additional security modules, better detection, engines, resource usage and other features that make them more powerful than last year’s version.


AVG Anti-Virus 2011 Offline Installer Downloads

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Here are some helpful links and reviews for AVG Anti-Virus 2011 users …

New releases of popular applications usually cause a huge amount of blog posts and news about the product update. AVG’s release of Anti-Virus 2011 somehow did not catch the attention of that many news sites yet, which is quite puzzling, considering the popularity of the antivirus software. Regardless of that, it pays to read user comments on sites that have posted news about the latest version. Many were complaining about two aspects of the software.


The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Kind of surprising that McCafee and Adaware didn’t make the list …

AV Test have now released the results of their 2010 best anti-virus for Windows 7.  The tests put each anti-virus package through a rigorous set of tests to determine not only how good they are at detecting and removing malware and viruses, but also how usable the software is…