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

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.