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:
    12.0.1807
  • Total Downloads:
    372,595
  • Date Added:
    August 17, 2012
  • File Size:
    167.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,442
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

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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  • 5 stars

    "I like how it is always there. It is quick."

    April 25, 2014   |   By Karyl

    Version: AVG LinkScanner 12.0.1815

    Pros

    It is free, quick, always there, warns me when it is not working.

    Cons

    None. It seems to work Fine.

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  • 2 stars

    "it slow down my Lightroom 4.4 and PS5"

    October 06, 2013   |   By once2work

    Version: AVG LinkScanner 12.0.1815

    Pros

    I don't feel they're intercept any virus at this moment yet

    Cons

    it slow down my Lightroom 4.4 and PS5

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher AVG Technologies USA
    Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
    Release Date August 17, 2012
    Date Added August 17, 2012
    Version 12.0.1807
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 167.22MB
    File Name avg_avc_mac_all_2014_4725.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 372,595
    Downloads Last Week 1,442
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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