Set up & Configure AVG Antivirus Free for additional tasks

AVG AntiVirus FREE is a useful antivirus software that guards your Windows PC machine against viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, and other spyware when browsing online or going through email. It’s scanning engine is quick and powerful and updates daily. In comparison to earlier iterations, the scanning speed in the latest version has been improved upon. All thanks to the priority system that optimizes resource consumption.

AVG AntiVirus Free also includes LinkScanner, which is said to assess the safety of the websites you visit, as well as links on social networks including Facebook or Twitter. However this LinkScanner is known to give several false positives at times, thereby preventing users from visiting even genuine websites. For instance our TWC Security Forums have been blocked by LinkSanner, because there was some discussion there which may not have bee palatable to some. So one must take their LinkScanner recommendations with a pinch of salt.

Configure AVG Antivirus Free

Configuring AVG Antivirus Free 2015 is simple. You can configure the tool for various tasks.

1] Scan files on closing them

For instance, you can automatically scan files upon closing them. To enable this option, double-click the AVG icon residing on system tray. Then, click on the Options menu > Advanced Settings

options menu advanced settingd

Expand the Computer Protection section > Antivirus. Check the ‘Scan files on close’ check-box.

scan files on close

Finally, click on Apply > OK.

2] Blocking attachments for incoming mails

Double-click the AVG tray icon. Click on the Options menu > Advanced Settings. Now, go to Email Protection. Expand it and select ‘Email Scanner’ > Mail Filtering option.

Mail filtering

Check the Remove attachments (Incoming emails only) check-box.

With AVG Antivirus Free you can choose to remove attachments containing Executable files as well as Document files.

3] Modifying the subject of infected email messages

Open AVG Antivirus Free 2015, click on the Options menu > Advanced Settings. Then, navigate to Email Protection > Email Scanner.

Modify subject

Check the “Modify subject of virus infected messages” box and enter a new message.

Thus, you can use AVG Antivirus for optimal protection and ensure your system is safe. The program updates regularly and provides a high-level of detection capability winning the product, trust of millions of users around the world.

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The author Hemant Saxena is a post-graduate in bio-technology and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software, and being careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware is recommended.

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