AVG was once the most popular free security suite for Windows, but it became bloated and slow. Although the company claims the software has 98 million active users worldwide, I don't see it installed nearly as much as I used to.
This will likely change, however, because AVG Anti-Virus FREE 2012 claims it is lighter, faster and smaller than any previous AVG product. The company has evidently done some soul-searching and come up with a lean, mean solution that gets the job done.
In addition to multi-layered protection, utilizing signature-based antivirus, heuristics and behavior-based threats detection, AVG Anti-Virus FREE 2012 has other key improvements, including:
- 50% smaller download size and faster install time
- 45% reduction in disk space on average
- 20% less processes and memory usage
- 10% faster load time