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AVG Free is a reliable security application for anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. It provides also the full AVG LinkScanner safe search and surf.
The Free Edition offers the same anti-virus and anti-spyware scanning engine as the commercial product; however, it lacks anti-rootkit. While there is no official protection for files from messaging sources, the Resident Shield component automatically scans files before they are opened or copied.
AVG Resident Shield configuration allows exclusions. The on-demand/scheduled scanner allows advanced testing options such as heuristics and reporting of password-protected archives reporting. Process priority for on-demand/scheduled scans can be dynamically adjusted over three different configurations.
Note that the Free Edition cannot be installed on server operating systems, nor can it be used for the scanning of network drives, it is only licensed for home and non-commercial use on a single computer.