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Popular anti-virus and security app AVG has received its yearly update with the new AVG Internet Security 2013 and AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013, and this time it’s a compete overhaul. This update includes a whole new simplified interface, improved installation process, some brand new features, and, of course, better virus and malware detections.

If you’ve been using AVG regularly, you’ll notice the interface now resembles what used to be called “Metro” – it’s a Windows 8 matching design that should go well with the up and coming new operating system from Microsoft. Aside from resembling Windows 8 in design, the interface should also be simpler and more intuitive to use for a wide range of users.

While both the free and paid versions were updated, most of the new features are offered with Internet Security 2013, the company’s paid option. Among the new features you’ll find the WiFi Guard, which alerts you about rogue access points you should avoid, better Firewall capabilities, AVG Identity Alert, which searches the Web for misuse of your personal information, and free mobile protection. AVG will also be offering free 24/7 customer support, even for users of the free anti-virus version, which is a nice touch.

If you’re curious about the new features, you can download a free 30-day trial of Internet Security 2013 to see what it’s like. The full version will cost you around $60.

Download: AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013, AVG Internet Security 2013 (free 30-day trial)


Source: AVG

  1. morshed alam
    December 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    i allrady use 2 YEARS my licence 2018 its grats for me ; tnx & happy xmas all of agv user

  2. Brenden Barlow
    December 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

    interesting changes avg....i have so many AV that im interested in trying....not enough time, machines, or money!!

  3. Raghav Gupta
    November 5, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Using AVG. Its the best

  4. Roman
    September 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I am a Windows 7 user. Having just updated my AVG software, I can tell the "Metro" style doesn't match with the rest of the applications/interfaces I have, anyone know how to revert to a "classic" look?

  5. Dwayne Nicholson
    September 13, 2012 at 4:01 am

    Tried it. Uninstalled it within 24 hours. Reinstalled Microsoft Security Essentials.

  6. Adjei Kofi
    September 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I like the interface. I might just try it out someday.

  7. GrrGrrr
    September 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    given the degradation of AVG in recent years, i moved away from them completely.

    another reason was the unwanted/malicious software bundling in AVG setups.

  8. Adrian
    September 7, 2012 at 10:21 am

    When AVG first came out, I loved it and recommended the same to everyone I knew. ButI stopped using AVG a few years ago because I found the later incarnations bogged down my machine. It would be nice if things have changed. The new Metro-style interface looks bland though.

  9. HannibalCat
    September 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I have the paid for 2012 Internet Security, which has recently changed its look to Windows 8, is there a great difference between it and the 2013 suite? If so, is the 2013 version significantly improved and how would I upgrade? Anyone know?

    • HannibalCat
      September 7, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Never mind, I found the license upgrade page.

  10. Ahmed Khalil
    September 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I respect AVG very much but i still prefer Kaspersky, which i think it is no one antivirous

  11. Sebastian Hadinata
    September 7, 2012 at 3:35 am

    I'm currently using avast. but this looks interesting.. makes me want to try it! And it has metro interface (umm, okay, Windows 8 interface) .. :D

  12. Humza Aamir
    September 7, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I bought an OEM DVD of AVG Internet Security 2012 a while back, the license was valid upto 2018. But few days ago, it changed the license no. on its own and now thinks I've got a trial version that would expire in about 2 weeks. A couple of days have gone by and me and my anti-virus are playing table tennis. Don't know what's gone wrong with it because its a very good software for what its made for :(

    • Yaara Lancet
      September 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      I think you should contact AVG support. They do offer free customer support, and they should be able to tell you what happened. If it's a mistake, they might give you a new license. Never hurts to try!

      • David
        September 8, 2012 at 2:36 am

        Actually, It's not a mistake. Not too long ago they black listed several serial codes because of many of them being used by multiple users.

        • Humza Aamir
          September 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

          No one's to blame then :/...I shall contact AVG then.

  13. nikhil agarwal
    September 7, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I have been using AVG for 3 years now. updating to 2013 version

  14. venkatp16
    September 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I've been using this for almost 10 years now... gr8 tool and never disappointed.

  15. xbalesx
    September 7, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Thanks for the write up Yaara. I am sharing this with my circles as some more than others are concerned about their online security. Have a great weekend and thanks again.

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