AVG 8.0 Release Candidate Beta Testing

AVG is one of the top free antivirus applications, which provides free and paid version (with some more advanced features). For a little while AVG 8.0 was in a public Beta, and the first Release Candidate was released few days back. The new version comes with a major facelift that the application has received, which can be seen in the screenshot. There’s also […]

AVG is one of the top free antivirus applications, which provides free and paid version (with some more advanced features). For a little while AVG 8.0 was in a public Beta, and the first Release Candidate was released few days back.

The new version comes with a major facelift that the application has received, which can be seen in the screenshot. There’s also supposed to be some back-end improvements to both performance and the detection abilities.

Here’s a list of the notable features that you’ll find in AVG 8.0:

  • Redesigned interface
  • Web shield - web content scanner (HTTP and Instant Messaging)
  • Link scanner - Safe Search and Safe Surf (includes Exploit Prevention Labs scanner)
  • Anti-Rootkit
  • Completely new scanning engine
  • New, much more effective, heuristic analysis
  • Improved performance

AVG is currently letting anyone as a beta tester, if you want to test the application, register here for free and download the application(50 Mb). The test build is set to expire on April 1st, 2008.

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