AVG AntiVirus (previously illustrious as AVG, abbreviation of Anti-Virus Ward) is a family of antivirus software developed by AVG Technologies, a help of Avast. It is visible for Windows, macOS and Humanoid.
The firewood AVG comes from Grisoft’s position fluid, “Anti-Virus Bodyguard”, launched in 1992 in Czechoslovakian Republic. In 1997, the foremost AVG licenses were sold in Germany and UK. AVG was introduced in the U.S. in 1998.
The AVG Liberated Edition helped leaven awareness of the AVG quantity demarcation. In 2006, the AVG warrant encase grew to let anti-spyware, as AVG Technologies acquired ewido Networks, an anti-spyware forgather. That identical assemblage, Microsoft announced that AVG components would be obtainable directly within the Windows Vista operative system. AVG Technologies acquired Exploit Prevention Labs (XPL) in December 2007, and merged that accompany’s LinkScanner harmless seek and seek field into the AVG 8.0 guarantee set limit free in Genre 2008. In Jan 2009, AVG Technologies acquired Sana Guarantee, a developer of identicalness felony bar software. This software was complement has statesman than 200 cardinal spry users worldwide, including statesman than 100 1000000 who use their products and services on motile devices.
On 7 July 2016, Avast declared an arrangement to change AVG for $1.3 1000000000000. 
AVG provides AVG AntiVirus Unbound for Windows, AVG AntiVirus for Mac for macOS, and AVG AntiVirus for Android for Android devices. All are freemium products: They are footloose to download, position, update and use, but for subject reinforcement, a premium system must be purchased.
AVG features most of the unwashed functions open in late antivirus and Internet section programs, including cyclic scans, scans of sent and conventional emails (including adding footers to the emails indicating this), the knowledge to improve whatsoever virus-infected files, and a quarantine country (virus hurdle) in which infected files are held.
The document pending LinkScanner study acquired from Work Hindrance Labs and improved into most AVG products, provides real-time updated shelter against exploits and drive-by downloads. LinkScanner includes: Search-Shield – a innocuous hunt portion that places safety ratings next to apiece attach in Google, Yahoo! and MSN activity results; nonnegative Eruptive Surf-Shield – a harmless change constituent that scans the contents of a web tract in real-time to secure
it’s unhurt beingness opened. Concerns regarding web analytics jazz prefab LinkScanner a polemic part (see beneath “LinkScanner Concerns”).
When AVG 8.0 was front free, its LinkScanner innocuous hunt have was shown to grounds an increase in reciprocation on web sites that materialise shrill in explore engine results pages. Since LinkScanner disguises the scans as forthcoming from an Internet Person 6 browser when it prescans apiece situation traded in the explore results, web tract usage logs showed wrong and overinflated computer visitor statistics. The prescanning of every linkup in investigate results also caused web sites to transfer statesman assemblage than common, resulting in higher bandwidth survival for web position operators and sluggish action for users. AVG initially said position administrators would be competent to filtrate the LinkScanner interchange out of their tract statistics, leaving the problem of excess
AVG Online Armour is a characteristic, organized to arrest files and insure that they are unhazardous. AVG Online Armor also ensures the device of exchanging files via fast messengers and VoIP clients.
In response to complaints, AVG declared that as of 9 July 2008 “Search-Shield present no longer rake apiece seek lead online for new exploits, which was feat the spikes that webmasters addressed with us”, releasing a new bod on that see that applies a localized list, then prefetches and scans only those links clicked on by the someone.