With its new AVG 8, Grisoft is making sure that it doesn’t lose its competition with Avast.
AVG Free provides basic protection against viruses and spyware, together with the safe-searching component of the company’s patent-pending LinkScanner® technology, incorporated into the new AVG Security Toolbar.
However, AVG 8 Free Edition has a very limited feature, compared to the commercial one. Here is the table of comparison on different AVG versions:
As you can see from the chart, the free version has a very limited feature. But considering it’s free and you’ll probably get it for the anti virus anyway, AVG still provides a good solution.
What I don’t like though, is that AVG doesn’t scan your incoming emails & attachments, but only when you open the attachment file. I’m not sure whether it’s a good idea or not, but assuming that AVG stops it before the attachment is executed, then I guess it’s okay.
Now, if you read my post a few weeks earlier, I’m currently using Avast 4.8 (Free Edition). I used AVG 7.5 before but after I changed my anti virus to Avast, Avast detected a few more viruses/trojans in my computer that AVG 7.5 didn’t detect before.
I’m not sure how AVG version 8 performs, so if you are currently using it, please feel free to share it with us.