AVG 9.0 Now Out With Improved Features

October 9, 2009 | By | 16 Replies More

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One of the world’s most popular free anti-virus software and its family of free and paid internet security products recently released AVG 9.0 in the market.

AVG promises to deliver significant enhancements in speed and levels of protection on its newest version which I believe is pretty important. In fact, it normally takes 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete a scan on my PC (free version). AVG 9.0 aims to provide ease of use without compromising user experience while consistently providing security protection to its users.

AVG 9.0 targets reduction of up to 50 percent in scan times and improvements of 10 to 15 percent in boot times and memory usage depending on the system’s configuration. By marking the files as safe or unsafe, during the first scan, users can now skip the safe files for future scans unless the file structure changes.

Resident Shield, firewall, and identity protection modules are all integrated in this version which will allow modules to share malware information to each other enabling AVG’s detection ability, malware, rootkits, and ID Theft threats removal accurately especially on computers where signatures have not yet been issued.

Also, AVG 9.0 is set to deliver improved anti-phishing detection through its LinkScanner enhancements which can quickly determine if a certain web page is a phishing site. Provided is the ability to detect whether a certain third-party product interferes or conflicts with your currently installed AVG antivirus.

The software company also introduced the AVG Identity Theft Recovery Unit (ITRU), a dedicated service to offer free support for AVG customers in the US who has been a victim of identity theft that is accessible through the AVG Security Toolbar.

These promising additions really make AVG unique from a plethora of antivirus softwares available and is something to look forward to as my computer was then saved by AVG from the Conficker virus.

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  1. Jack says:

    That’s pretty cool. I love AVG, ever since they successfully removed my last virus, glad to see things are still going strong for them.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    That’s how antivirus should be–updating and improving.

  3. GTDownload says:

    We had some infected systems and AVG was the only one that detected and removed the viruses.

  4. Mathdelane says:

    That time when Conficker struck the web, it was AVG that saved my PC.

  5. Dell Inspiron Charger says:

    I really love what AVG are doing .. AVG where really an un head of brand a few years ago . However since offering free antivirus , in my opinion they are the most popular anti virus software provider around

  6. John Sullivan says:

    To be honest I don’t use any virus proggies etc because my computer sucks and I can barely run FF LOL 🙂 But I should run a scan because I have seen stuff so maybe I will use this as a good tip.
    I really wanted to just come by and say thanks for coming by my blog
    hope you have a Great weekend 🙂
    .-= John Sullivan @do follow blogs´s last blog ..Digg Mixx Faves Blogcatalog twitter they all suck =-.

  7. Mathdelane says:

    @ John,
    It feels great to have you here on my blog. I want you to know that you’re one of those bloggers (maybe the only one for now) that I look up to. You have influenced me to switch my blog to “do follow” and become a better blogger that I can be. From now on, I’ll be surrounding myself with genuine bloggers who truly define what a blogging community is all about.

    I can’t emphasize this enough but getting the real score behind “dofollow” blogs is knowing that there are real people behind each blog like you.

    Re FF, it does slow down overtime and it “**cks but you might want to try Speedyfox to lighten it up a bit.

    Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate it.

  8. Mathdelane says:

    @Dell Inspiron Charger
    AVG is very reliable and using the free version alone makes me sleep tight. Thanks for your comment.

  9. Sire says:

    I used to use Norton, but it slowed things down so badly I had to get rid of it, a chore in itself. I’ve been using AVG ever since, but it takes considerably longer than 2 hours to do a scan.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..The Reason Behind Your MLM Failure =-.

  10. Mathdelane says:

    Norton is a bloatware. AVG is better but like what you’ve said, it takes longer than two hours for AVG to complete a scan which is true. With the current release, I’m not sure if it was really fast because I’m only using the free version. I wish I could try version 9.0.

  11. Sire says:

    Bloatware? Never heard of that before….sounds bad, and yet they charge big bucks for it. 😉
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..A Poem For Halloween The Night Of Frights =-.

  12. Mathdelane says:

    A Bloatware is basically a software that is too big in size that it consumes so much disk space and virtual memory and more often accumulates in size overtime that it tends to slow down your system (your PC) and cause trouble.

  13. Sire says:

    See, you learn something new every day, even at my age. Thanks for supplying that bit of information.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..A Poem For Halloween The Night Of Frights =-.

  14. Mathdelane says:

    You’re welcome!

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