Following installation of AVG Anti Virus Free, the Open Office completion time rose to , a slowdown of only 1.4 percent.
That put AVG second only to Avast in passive performance impact.
You can schedule one-off scans, or recurring scans to automatically take place daily, weekly or monthly.
The program's main window has categories for its two functional units: Computer and Web & Email.
In some ways, it's closest to what other vendors would call a full scan.
In addition to setting up a scan of the system's boot sector on the next startup, the AVG Anti Virus Free program also provides scans of the system boot sector, system memory and autostart programs, and can scan for rootkits.
Starting a Full Computer Scan that looks at everything on the main system drive is only one click away from the main interface window.
Go a level further in, and you'll have the choice of several different scan types, but there's no quick-scan option.