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:
    12.0.1804
  • Total Downloads:
    387,811
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2012
  • 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

"This is awful. Do not install. Repeat, do not install."

April 05, 2012  |  By mdscott12

 |  Version: AVG LinkScanner 12.0.1804

Pros

There are no pros. It doesn't do anything. It slows down your computer. It is impossible to uninstall.

Cons

See above.

Summary

See above

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1 stars

"Poor and slow"

April 01, 2012  |  By orcish

 |  Version: AVG LinkScanner 12.0.1804

Pros

It scans well.

Cons

It seemed to unacceptably slow my system. It has been a nightmare to remove. I still find hidden remnants.

Summary

I use and pay for AVG's windows AV at work, and recommend it to all my clients. Just don't care much for this.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 12.0.1804
The main change is the introduction of Firefox 11 support.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 31, 2012
Date Added March 31, 2012
Version 12.0.1804
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
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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