The new version of AVG Free 2011 has dramatically improved the time to install the software, after the downloaded software. There are fewer number of install screens and the time to install is about 5 minutes.
AVG software is still not as good as some competing programs like Spyware Doctor and others, but it is something we can live with since AVG is 100% free to run and use.
I have used AVG for several years, and I like it.
It is also easy to opt-out of the instability and memory issues by the default tool-bars that are offered as part of the install of AVG program.
According to CNet.com, you’re looking at a much slower start-up, fast scans (about 10 mins), a minimal impact on shutdown, and a midrange hit to general system performance with AVG Free.
It seems the new AVG 2011 does a faster scan, installs faster and has some improvements in the interface.
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