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(We're not counting Windows Defender, which always runs until a third-party antivirus program is installed.)AVG Anti Virus Free's Full Computer Scan took only 23 minutes and 32 seconds to riffle through our system's entire hard drive.
That's less than one-quarter the time Avira Free Antivirus took, and a bit more than half as much time as the next closest competitor (Panda Free Antivirus).
It uses some of the same technology that's on Avast Free Antivirus, with a traditional scanning engine that matches suspicious code with digital signatures of known malware.Because AVG and Avast share a lot of technology, it's no surprise that AVG Anti Virus Free's system-performance impact scores nearly mirrored those of Avast Free Antivirus.Neither inordinately slowed our test system, an Our in-house benchmark test, which matches 20,000 names and 20,000 addresses in an Open Office spreadsheet, completed its task in 6 minutes and 57 seconds before any third-party antivirus product was installed.The application has no gaming mode to turn off active scans and user notifications during periods of heavy use, but AVG offers one of the most in-depth assortment of customization options we've seen in free antivirus programs.
You can adjust the intensity of the heuristic scanning and turn features on and off, such as whether to scan scripts and shared libraries.In some ways, it's closest to what other vendors would call a full scan.