AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is an anti-virus protection tool available free of charge to home users. Easy to Install. Easy to set up and configure. Has good protection as it has stopped several unwanted software packages from downloading. Most importantly the program is FREE and is providing a valuable protection service also for free. Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high level of detection capability.
The new 9.0 edition is faster, safer and easier to use. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition gives you free rock solid protection for your basic security needs. The combined anti-virus/anti-spyware scanner in AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition runs up to 50% faster than earlier versions and doesn't get in your way. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition also delivers new anti-phishing detection techniques, which can quickly and accurately determine whether or not a web page is hosting a phishing attack. Additionally, version 9.0 comes with basic anti-rootkit protection to ensure protection against sophisticated hidden threats.
AVG is a solid anti virus program with regular virus file updates. It scans automatically and removes many infections the same way. Yet you have the option to manually remove the rest of them. It also removes spyware... a big plus. It also provides limited browser protection, and will flag search results. Best of all you can schedule scans.