Download AVG Antivirus 8.5 Free Edition

Version 8.5 of AVG Antivirus Free Edition is now available for download. AVG Antivirus is one of the most popular anti-virus and anti-spyware software used by millions of users. The free edition is available only for home and non commercial use on a single computer.

AVG Anti-virus 8.5 Free Edition runs on Windows Vista and Windows XP. However, it does not work on earlier versions of Windows OS. The free edition has a new Link Scanner and Active Surf-Shield that enhances users’ protection in real time by analyzing web pages for hidden threats and exploits.AVG 8.5 Free Edition also provides online services that include “Virus Top Threats”, “Virus Encyclopaedia”, “Virus removal section”, “AVG Free Forum”, “Documentation” and “Frequently Asked Questions”.

How to use AVG scanner within WinZIP or WinRAR?

If you have WinZIP, go to WinZIP -> Options -> Configuration -> Program Locations and configure Scan program as follows.

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG Free8\avgscan?.exe (replace '?' with 'x' or 'a')

Then configure parameters as detailed below.

/scan=%d ext=* /arc /clean

In case of WinRAR, navigate to Tools and scan archive for viruses. Then configure Virus scanner name as follows.

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG Free8\avgscan?.exe (replace '?' with 'x' or 'a')

Configure Virus scanner parameters as follows.

/scan=%f ext=* /arc /clean

Free download AVG Antivirus 8.5 Free Edition from here

Update: You can now download AVG 2011 or free Download AVG 9.0 antivirus Edition.

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