AVG LinkScanner for Mac

AVG LinkScanner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 61 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.866
  • Total Downloads:
    387,811
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 06, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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AVG LinkScanner for Mac lets you know in advance if a Web site contains malicious threats. Already an enormously popular developer for the Windows antivirus category, AVG launches this bare-bones Mac version of its Link scanning technology to help prevent Mac users from visiting dangerous Web sites. As the only product AVG makes for Mac, this small program is not meant to sell you anything as there are no paid products from AVG for the Mac platform.

The Mac-like interface of LinkScanner lets you activate two types of protection. The Search Shield uses Web browser plug-ins that check search results when you perform a search on a popular search engine such as Google. An informative icon is displayed next to each result to give you information about the site before clicking a potentially dangerous link. The Surf Shield provides real-time protection by scanning Web sites in advance, and issues a warning and actually prevents you from surfing to known dangerous sites.

AVG LinkScanner is a solid program that will help protect Mac users from dangerous sites, but will have a hard time enticing a Mac audience that doesn't believe their Macs are vulnerable to online threats. As a free program that you can launch at start-up and works across all the popular Mac browsers, we think this software is a no-brainer for safer surfing. As Macs get more popular, they become a bigger target for virus writers, and having a solid line of defense in place on your Mac could never be construed as a bad idea.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Does not work in Lion"

November 08, 2011  |  By maluen

 |  Version: AVG LinkScanner 9.0.866

Pros

Pretty good idea

Cons

Does not work in Lion

Summary

I would like to have a version that works in Lion

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2 stars

"good idea - shame the database update is shot to bits."

August 15, 2011  |  By DeeBrazzi

 |  Version: AVG LinkScanner 9.0.866

Pros

quiet in the background scanning of links.

Cons

the database download errors at 31% complete.

Summary

would be better if the database update worked.

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1 stars

"Daily update does not work"

August 06, 2011  |  By DBaham

 |  Version: AVG LinkScanner 9.0.866

Pros

I can't know because it has never updated

Cons

You'd think it'd be a simple matter to configure the Update Manager, but it can't do it.

Summary

Useless

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.866
This is a regular maintenance release.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date August 06, 2011
Date Added August 06, 2011
Version 9.0.866
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 167.22MB
File Name avg_avc_mac_all_2014_4725.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 387,811
Downloads Last Week 1,069
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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