AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013 (2013.0.3392) Vs. AVG Internet Security 2013 (2013.0.3392) – Side By Side Review

Dear Readers,

A lot of people have been asking me to compare AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013 to AVG Internet Security 2013. So here it is..Enjoy…

- Size Of Initial Download

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: 4.28 MB - http://free.avg.com/ww-en/download-free-antivirus

AVG Internet Security 2013: 4.28 MB- http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-internet-security

- Ease Of Use

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Not as easy to use as 2012 version was

AVG Internet Security 2013: Not as easy to use as 2012 version was

- Is It Reliable ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- How Long Does It Take To Scan ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: About 15 min – 1hr (Average)

AVG Internet Security 2013: About 20 min – 1hr (Average)

- Does It Have A Progress Bar Or % Done ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, AVG has a progress bar with % done

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, AVG has a progress bar with % done

- Does It Have An Active Residential Shield ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- How Good Is The Residential Shield ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Terrible

AVG Internet Security 2013: Better, then the free version of AVG. But not by much.

- Does It Have A Browser Cookie Scanner ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, but the option needs to be checked off in “Advanced Settings” to activate

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, but the option needs to be checked off in “Advanced Settings” to activate

- How Good Is The Cookie Detection Rate ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Terrible. Again the option needs to be checked off in “Advanced Settings” to activate

AVG Internet Security 2013: Terrible. Again the option needs to be checked off in “Advanced Settings” to activate

- Does It Have A P2P File Scanner ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: No

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- How Easy Is It To Get And To Read The Reports Or Results ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Very easy to read. But very limited on detail on it’s default setting.

AVG Internet Security 2013: Very easy to read. But very limited on detail on it’s default setting.

- How Stable Is It?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Can be a little glitchy when loading up the main AVG UI (User interface)

AVG Internet Security 2013: Can be a little glitchy when loading up the main AVG UI (User interface)

- How Often Does It Update ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: A few times a day. But it can be done more often

AVG Internet Security 2013: A few times a day. But it can be done more often

- Can These Programs Work In Tandem ? (Meaning Both Can Be Installed On The Same PC Without Any Issue)

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: No point they are pretty much the same program

AVG Internet Security 2013: No point they are pretty much the same program (Other then the fact this version has a few other extra features. Which the free version does not have.)

- Does It Have Any Type Of E-mail Scanner Included With The Program ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, but generally not worth the set-up

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, but generally not worth the set-up

- Ability To Catch Viruses That Other Programs Don’t Catch

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Terrible, Your better off with Avast or Avira

AVG Internet Security 2013: Terrible, Your better off with Avast or Avira

- Can I Do Other Things While Running A Scan ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, but not recommended

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, not not recommended

- Can I Run Programs While Updating ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, but not recommended

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, but not recommend during any manual updating

- Does AVG Take Up A Lot Of Resources ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, at times (It is highly recommended that you run the full system scan during your computers downtime)

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, at times (It is highly recommended that you run the full system scan during your computers downtime)

- Does It Have Ads In It ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes, a small banner on the bottom of the AVG main interface.

AVG Internet Security 2013: There is a banner on the bottom. But there is no ads in it and it will stay hidden most of the time.

Is There A Limit Number Of Day Like 30, 60, or 90 Day ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: No such limit

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes, 1 year from the time of activation

- Will AVG Run On Window’s 8 32 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Window’s 8 64 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Window’s 7 32 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Window’s 7 64 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Vista 32 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Vista 64 bit ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Windows XP ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Yes

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Will AVG Run On Windows 2000 ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: No

AVG Internet Security 2013: No

- Will AVG Run On Windows 98 ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: No

AVG Internet Security 2013: No

- Will AVG Run On A Server Or Network ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Don’t think so

AVG Internet Security 2013: Yes

- Is There Good Tech Support ?

AVG Free Anti-Virus 2013: Terrible

AVG Internet Security 2013: Terrible

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Till The Next Update,

Remy “Se7en”

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