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.