How to use AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0

Learn your way around AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, including installation tips and new features.

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If you're thinking of switching to free antivirus protection, or are looking for a different program to try, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is a rock-solid choice. Incidentally, it's also the most-downloaded security application on CNET Download.com.

Yet, it's not enough to follow the crowd. What if you dislike the interface? Or decide that the free edition doesn't give you as comprehensive a protection package as you'd like? These things happen, you know.

Hence this slide show, which attempts to take the guesswork out of scouting for a new application or starting up AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0 for the first time. It will walk you through installation tips and the feature set to help new users get started with AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, and to give security-seekers a sense of what to expect from the application.

See also:
First Look video: AVG Free Edition 8.0
First Look video: Avira Antivir 8.0
Security Starter Kit
All antivirus downloads

About Jessica Dolcourt

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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