Boot Time Scanning cleans your PC before the Windows operating system can start to activate any viruses or malware IM Shield P2P Shield Network Shield Web Shield Intelligent Scanner Gaming Mode (Compatible 64-bit Windows) Significantly More system impact (slow down) than AVG - This may cause too much slow down, for older hardware.Malwarebytes can detect and remove malware that even the most well known anti-virus and anti-malware applications fail to detect.Malwarebytes Identifies and removes malicious software from your computer.
AVG Free Edition provides an on demand scanner, resident file and email protection, Virus Vault for safe treatment of infected files and automatic updates.
AVG Free Edition uses the same scanning engine as the commercial (Paid) version and provides all basic scanning functionality as well as real-time protection.
This anti-virus has been certified to be effective at detecting 100% of in-the-wild viruses.
AVG Free's protection is Above Industry Average! A big advantage of the program is low system resource requirements and high speed of operations.
The scanning of files and folders occurs very fast. A good supplement to ANY Anti-Virus solution is to run manual scans with Malwarebytes (Free Version) about once a month (Available below).
AVG FREE is VERY good on its own (The best all around / well rounded free protection we have found / has all the necessary features!
Some free antivirus solutions lack important features, like email or web protection, or impact system performance badly - AVG has you covered), but to really put your FREE protection solution over the top, supplement AVG Free with Malwarebytes Free Version, below, and use Malwarebytes for Monthly manual scans, and occasional manual scans, if you should ever suspect a malware problem on your system.
The Combo of AVG FREE, and Malwarebytes FREE should have one covered for pretty much anything!
Recommend Supplementing with the FREE version of Malwarebytes and doing regular (approximately monthly) manual Malwarebytes scans.