As the nature of threats evolve, so must the nature of protection. As we move from an age of adolescent computer virus writers to an age of highly organized criminals devising ways to steal your identity, credit card information or banking details - all for financial gain, it is more important than ever to stop these things before they happen. Today, all you have to do is open a website or click on a web link to become infected or compromised.
"Traditional" viruses and spyware keep on growing - every day we see tens of thousands of new examples in AVG labs. And online criminals are getting smarter– they keep inventing types of threat that have never been seen before, usually aimed at stealing your bank account, credit card details or other personal information, so AVG developed an extra layer of identity theft protection that sits on top of traditional antivirus and antispyware software. It looks for changes in your PC's behavior that are caused by new threats – and then stops them in their tracks.
These days, it's not only viruses that can harm your computer. Online criminals can potentially take control of any webpage and infiltrate your computer to steal credit card numbers or to perform other criminal activities.
Cybercriminals are also setting up their own web sites – or poisoning legitimate websites – to distribute all sorts of malware over the internet. These web “exploits” are often around for less than a day, shutting up shop once they’ve infected enough people for that day. So to counter this, we’ve developed real-time software protection that gives you safety ratings for web pages and stops you opening the bad ones at the only time that matters – when you’re about to click the link.
AVG helps you stay safe while you shop, bank online watch videos, search or surf the web, download music, documents and pictures, and email or chat. Every document or file you download, every web page or link you click on, is scanned by AVG before you open it. Unlike other security products, we stop the threats before they reach your hard drive and become a problem. Safe internet surfing is now possible.
AVG has always delivered fast, effective security without the performance-sapping overheads of other security suites, and AVG Internet Security 2012 continues that tradition.
You didn't get a computer to worry about security. AVG works quietly in the background, letting you focus on using you computer the way you want. More than 80 million users trust AVG for their computer security every day. Find out why.
What is an exploit?
An exploit is a piece of malware - in this case a rootkit - that takes advantage of a newly-announced or otherwise unpatched vulnerability. These vulnerabilities are most often found in operating systems, browsers, and other applications that routinely connect to the web, like media players and PDF readers.
Exploits can be hidden on any kind of web page ?recent victims include Alicia Keys?MySpace page and the Major League Baseball (MLB.com) site. They are usually delivered as a drive-by download which ?as its name implies ?happens invisibly, without your knowledge.
Only AVG 2012 stops exploit threats before they become a problem
The all-new AVG 2012 includes LinkScanner technology that protects all your online activities against exploits and drive-by downloads in real time.
Safe Search - AVG Search-Shield scans Google, Yahoo! and MSN search results in real-time and places safety ratings next to each link.
Safe Surf - AVG Active Surf-Shield scans each and every web page and every link on each page before you open them to ensure they are safe.
What do you get with the AVG products?
1. Relevant security
AVG research teams are continuously on the lookout for new threats so we can quickly develop protection for you.
2. Trusted protection
AVG products are protecting over 80 million computers worldwide. Real-time protection while you surf and search. Real-time security while you surf and chat online
3. Easy to use software
AVG products are easy to download, install, and use, with little impact on system performance.
4. Security with award-winning technology
AVG security is certified by all the major independent certification companies – ICSA, Virus Bulletin, Checkmark (West Coast Labs).
5. Free support
Technical support and new program upgrades included at no extra cost. Free support and service around the clock and across the globe
6. Compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP
Awards & Certifications
The best Windows protection - trusted by millions of users. AVG's award-winning antivirus technology protects millions of users and is certified by major antivirus testing organizations (VB100%, ICSA, West Coast Labs Checkmark).