AVG Internet Security 7.5
Grisoft have released their latest version
of AVG Internet Security 7.5 that takes on the big guns of Internet
Security such as Norton and McAfee. As the name of this package suggests,
AVG Internet Security 7.5 is just that... internet security and offers
antivirus, antispyway, antispyware and even a firewall to ensure total
protection of your PC from viruses, worms, Trojans a plethora of other
nasties that rove through the internet.
To make things even more enticing, this
current version of AVG Internet Security 7.5 offers the user a two-year
subscription which allows for the latest updates and patches at an
extremely affordable and competitive price.
anti-spyware, and anti-malware protection of files, e-mails, and
technology to filter spam and protect against phishing attacks
Hides your PC on the
Internet to provide protection from hackers
recent anti-virus certifications include VB100%, ICSA, and West
Coast Labs Checkmark
updates automatically receive all database updates and new program
versions for the duration of the licence
support in one package no need to buy a special language version
professional technical support during Melbourne business hours
backed up by 24/7/365 email support from Grisoft
The installation of AVG
Internet Security 7.5 was a breeze and it simply
auto installed from the CD and performed a variety of scans of your system
during this initial phase in order to build your computers defences.
After a few clicks on the mouse and the product key, the system was
rebooted and AVG performed a full system scan that found a variety
number of instances of spyware and one Trojan in a zip file.
As with most
Internet Security programs, the initials scans of the system is quite a
lengthy process but its definitely worth the time and will ensure your
system is almost totally protected. These speeds are similar with other
programs such as McAfee Internet Security and even Norton 360.
100% virus detection
AVGs scanning engine has received numerous awards for its excellent
detection of in the wild viruses, including the VB100% award. Its
unique combination of detection methods provides full protection
against viruses, worms, and trojans.
anti-spyware technology Using the latest state-of-the-art detection
technology, AVG detects spyware, adware, DLL-trojans, keyloggers,
and much more. Malware hidden in data streams, archives, or the
Windows registry is also detected.
Protection for all
file activity The powerful AVG Resident Shield provides maximum
protection by scanning every file opened, executed, or saved. It
also prevents the opening or executing of infected files.
Control over all
network access The AVG Firewall monitors all communication to and
from the computer, blocking external attacks and preventing trojans
from exporting confidential data. The Firewall configuration wizard
automatically creates access rules for all popular software.
protection AVG checks every e-mail sent or received, providing full
protection from e-mail-borne threats. AVG supports all leading
e-mail clients, including MS Outlook, The bat!, Eudora, and all
other SMTP/POP3-based e-mail clients, such as Outlook Express.
Encrypted connections using SSL are also supported.
E-mail SPAM and
phishing filtering AVG checks every e-mail received, using the
latest technology and up-to-the-minute SPAM signatures to ensure
maximum detection rates for spam and phishing attacks.
scanning The AVG Resident Shield can include/exclude files from
being scanned based on individual file extensions and can handle
exceptions for potentially unwanted programs such as adware.
handling AVG automatically attempts to heal or remove infected files
and other threats such as trojans, worms, spyware, and java applets.
AVG automatically provides recommended daily schedules for scanning
and updating, and also allows you to create custom-scheduled events.
Security for Instant Messages. AVG can scan attachments of Instant
Message services (such as ICQ and MSN Messenger) for viruses and
The interface of AVG Internet Security is quite easy to use with its
logical menu system with all aspects of the package neatly sorted in
their own individual areas. There are also a variety of options for more advanced
users and you can even schedule different scans at different times,
ensuring that this does not hamper your regular computer use.
We were pleasantly surprised at AVG's antispam and e-mail scanning that
basically tagged "Spam" email and also protected potential emails with
viruses and Trojan horses that are sometimes littered in spam emails.
Needless to say AVG detected several viruses and spam which it quickly
dispatched and protected our system.
AVG also automatically checks for the
latest updates and best of all, AVG Internet Security 7.5 has a local
support number that is located right here in Sunny Melbourne Australia
unlike those overseas programs.
In conclusion, AVG
Internet Security 7.5 is definitely geared towards its competitors with
an affordable price, 2-years license for unlimited updates, local
support and an extremely easy and comprehensive to use program.