Avast has acquired AVG few months back, today the company released 2017 editions of AVG Antivirus Free, AVG Internet Security and AVG TuneUp. As we covered a few months back, AVG has new UI with Avast engine integrated and the free antivirus has also got all features of Avast like Priority updates, passive mode, etc but not the hardened mode. AVG free antivirus 2017 has also gained CyberCapture which protects users against zero-second malware in real-time.
AVG Free antivirus 2017
Avast has integrated AVG TuneUp into free AV to do a free performance scan, you can run it by clicking on ‘Fix computer performance’ in the UI. Do pay attention during the installation, as AVG Web Tuneup, which claims to safeguard browsers will be auto-installed, this sets AVG Secure Search as home page, new tab page, and default search engine. The User will be presented the option to decline that from happening during the install.
And the useless AVG Zen will be installed, currently there is no way to install AVG without Zen. We’ll let you know if we find any way. You need to launch AVG from AVG Zen.
AVG Identity protection has been renamed to Software Analyzer, which you can find or notice under Components of Settings.