AVG Anti-Virus 2011 remains a worthy contender among the most capable and powerful system security apps of the time. It may not be packed with truckloads of features like some of its contenders but as far as core performance is concerned it gives them stiff competition. AVG Anti-Virus 2011 free edition can be tried by the first time users. If they are satisfied with its performance then they can opt for the more feature rich Pro edition. The Pro edition offers PC performance tweaking tools as well. AVG offers solid malware detection and cleanup tools with an advanced heuristic scanner. With this app installed the computer user can get protection from numerous online and offline malicious apps. The inclusion of advanced features like AVG Protection Network and AVG Online Shield enhances the protection level.
Installing AVG 2011 is a hassle free and straightforward affair for the users. There is no need for system reboot after the setup is run. The option to install a feature rich web toolbar is there but it is optional. AVG 2011 does not need user intervention most of the times. The updates are downloaded by the app and installed periodically. It ensures that the users stay protected from newer threats always.
AVG 2011 scores high when it is compared with opponent apps like Panda Antivirus 2011. Panda’s latest release offers good scanning speed and malware detection but AVG’s advanced features give it the extra mileage. AVG also scores higher marks because of its gamer mode and Social networking features. It also offers Link Scanner which aids the users from avoiding the potentially harmful websites. AVG does not affect system speed and after installation the users do not experience in slowdown in boot and shutdown time either. Its Smart scan feature ensures multitasking and general PC operation is not affected.