AVG Anti Virus Professional Edition
is a full commercial product offering maximum virus protection,
product customization and most importantly free virus database
updates and free technical support for live of the product.
AVG Anti Virus System is developed
to provide complete protection on home and network computers
alike. The core of the new testing engine is a Virtual Device
Driver which loads into memory on Windows startup. This way,
all parts of the AVG system can access it fully, providing
types of interface
The Control program serves for "on
demand" virus scanning. There are three types of test
- Main test, Complete test and Removable Media test. You can
customize the Main and Complete tests and save them as separate
user tests. Tests can be started using a simple-to-use scheduler
on a regular basis.
Apart from the standard virus scanner
AVG, comes armed with a powerful Heuristic Analyser and Integrity
Test, which can be combined together. AVG also uses Intelligent
scanning, which means that it scans every file but only files
capable of carrying viruses are analyzed in detail. This saves
you a lot of time and inconvenience.
Two types of interface
Everybody is different, where one person
likes a simple one-button interface, another will like to
configure and customize the software. For this reason AVG
comes in two forms - Basic and Advanced.
The Basic interface is for those who like simple, "minimum
fuss" software and are happy to use the default tests
optimized by the manufacturer. The Basic interface contains
all tests and information in one window. The left side of
the window contains information about the different modules
of AVG. In case a warning is displayed about one of these
modules, click its button to find more information about
it or to activate it. You have a choice of two tests, Complete
Test which checks hard drives using a combination of scanning,
integrity checking and Heuristic analysis, and the Removable
Media Test which checks diskettes, CD ROM's and other removable
Aimed at the experienced user who craves a multi-featured,
fully customizable environment. As well as using the default
AVG tests you can create your own User Tests - with specially
set parameters. Scheduler is also more advanced and AVG
functions can be set remotely when using AVGADMIN (see below).
AVG Resident shield
The Resident protection in AVG Anti
Virus works continuously in the background and detects viruses
with the same efficiency as the main program. Thanks to the
new testing core in AVG the Resident Shield can now utilize
the heuristic emulator and the entire virus database. The
advantage of this approach is that it is capable of stopping
a virus before it invades your hard disk even if you do not
run the main program on a regular basis.
AVG Email Scanner
AVG Email Virus Scanner tests incoming
and outgoing messages and their attachments, catching viruses
before they are saved on your computer. Infected attachments
are sent to the Virus Vault. Emails can be certified with
a text message, which confirms that they are virus free, and
gives the version and date of AVG used to test them.
We dedicate a lot of effort to the
removal of viruses from infected files and objects. Successful
removal can often save you many hours of work recovering your
data, reinstalling your programs or reconfiguring your operating
system. It is safe to say that AVG is not only among the best
in terms of virus detection, but also excels in their removal.
Even if a virus cannot be removed AVG does not force you to
delete the file, but lets you lock it up in its Virus Vault
where it is kept safely until you decide what you want to
do with it.
AVG Virus Vault
With our desire to keep AVG up to date
against the constant flow of new viruses, it is possible that
AVG will be able to detect a virus an update or two before
it has the ability to fix it. Every infected file is locked
up in the Virus Vault, a special encrypted folder. From there
you can heal or restore the file at a later date. Viruses
stored in the vault cannot replicate!
Every antivirus program needs regular
updates. Each month we add hundreds of new virus signatures
to the AVG virus database. Updates are released at regular,
monthly intervals and users from around the world can download
them from our web pages for free. Internet updates can be
initialized directly from the AVG program (a one-click operation)
or can be scheduled to run automatically at regular intervals
- Automatic Update.
AVG Virus Alert
AVG Virus Alert Network is free of
charge service for all AVG users. All you need to do is give
us your e-mail address (more information can be found at www.grisoft.com).
We will update you on:
new information from our virus research
new AVG versions, functions and features available through
any important information regarding AVG or computer security
you should know
The AVG Professional Edition in Advanced
interface allows you to set a better conditions for running
of scheduled tests. Whereas AVG basic allows you to run test
every 24 hours only, in Advanced interface you can define
almost any possible parameter - day or days when test should
run, time and what to do if the test can not be run, etc...
If you like a scheduled tests, because
they don't bother you in your computer usage, you will appreciate
the advanced features of AVG scheduler available in AVG Professional
Whereas the Test Results in Basic interface
are only the reports of former tests, the same Test Results
are quite strong tool in Advanced Interface. You can not only
see what happened in the test, but you can activate the actions
directly from Test Result viewer - you can activate Healing,
File deletion, Moving the infected files to Virus Vault etc...
If you are an expert or you would like
to adjust the programs behaviors exactly for your necessity,
you need to make some program parameters modification.
AVG professional Edition offers you
all important parameters that can be set to fulfill your requests.
You can set how many Test results will be stored in the program,
which test will use heuristic analysis, which extensions will
be checked, which tests are allowed to use automatic healing
feature and which not, which program/files properties will
be announced (you can get message about all files containing
a macros) and many more.
AVG Professional runs on Windows