The AVG security firm is most popular for its free Antivirus software, which provides basic security to your PC. Their paid software AVG Internet security goes beyond basic security, in addition to antivirus engine the suite has security modules like anti spyware, anti spam, anti rootkit, firewall, web shield, email scanner, link scanning, safe search, identity theft prevention and other technologies to provide complete protection for your PC.
Yesterday we happened to see a 374 day trail version of AVG Internet Security 2013, which is actually intended for Huawei dongle users. But, you know the Internet is open for everyone and makes this world as a global village. The installers of the 374 day trial version is available online in several forums (just Google for “triisc-huawei“) and if you need a security software for your PC, then try this trail and enjoy $50 worth AVG Internet Security 2013 protection for more than one year.
Before sharing this freebie on Techno360, I thought to test it, so I decided to download this trial version and install it on my new windows 7 notebook. The freebie is real and working.
Get AVG Internet Security 2013 License free for one year:
According to your System architecture (32 bit or 64-bit) download the installer of 374 Days trail version of AVG IS 2013 from below links (Copy them & paste in your browser).
For 32-bit (x86) Systems: http://www.avg.com/download-file-x86-triisc-huawei
For 64-bit (x64) Systems: http://www.avg.com/download-file-x64-triisc-huawei
Direct links: If the above links redirect other source, use below direct links
32-bit : http://aa-download.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_isct_x86_all_2013_3345a6382_huawei.exe
64-bit : http://aa-download.avg.com/filedir/inst/avg_isct_x64_all_2013_3345a6382_huawei.exe
As I said earlier I too downloaded the 374 day trail version, although the size of the installer is around 150 MB (64-bit),but the download speed of Avg server is slow,it took around 30 minutes to finish the download process. I have a 4 Mbps ADSL connection, when compared to the size of the installer with my net speed, it will be only a matter of a few minutes, so be patient and leave the download process to finish.
AVG tool bar:
Personally I don’t prefer the AVG toolbar, it will degrade your browsing experience and also I left the checking “protect AVG Secure Search as my homepage and default search provider”
AVG Internet Security 2013 License key :
Next you will see the license activation window, where the license number is already filled as shown in below image, so click ‘Next‘ to proceed the installation process, reboot your PC when requested.
On several top tech sites, I read that the installation of AVG IS 2013 is smooth and fast.But,in my experience sometimes installation window got stuck for a few minutes and total process is not fast when compared to other leading security suites.
AVG IS 2013 Interface:
After installation is finished, when you run it, you will see the AVG Internet Security 2013 with Windows 8 styled interface. I think Windows 8 OS forced many app makers to follow metro UI, however AVG IS 2013 interface is nice,simple and clean.
The main interface of AVG IS 2013 is apt for beginners, on main window you will see 5 green tiles and 5 bluish tiles, green tiles will show the protection status of your computer, web browsing, identity, emails and Firewall status.
The Scan now tile will let you scan your whole computer or specific drive or a specific folder. Clicking on an update now tile will update the site to available virus updates and security components.
The rest of the modules on the main window are just ads, although ‘Fix performance’(Quick tune) is a functional module,but it still suggest you to upgrade to “AVG PC Tuneup” and the quick tune is intended to fix registry errors, defrag hard drive, remove junk files and broken shortcuts.But free tools like ccleaner and Advance system care will do better than this component.
The mobile tile will display all AVG apps developed for mobile devices,MultiMi is not functional and I thought Speed test tile will display the speed of my ISP on the main window itself, instead it will direct you to speedtest.net webpage on your browser.
At the bottom of the main Window you will notice that you are running on the 374 day trail version, AVG will suggest you to buy to continue your protection. For advanced users, you can go to the options on the main screen and choose Advance settings to configure AVG to suit your needs.
AVG IS 2013 detection and cleaning:
According to PCWorld, in their tests AVG Internet Security 2013 was able to detect 97.8 percent of known malware, but only disabled 90 percent, and only managed to completely clean up 60 percent.
But overall, I can say AVG IS 2013 is a decent security suite with rich features, but not the best.
What AVG say’s about their Internet security suite:
AVG Internet Security 2013 is the ultimate protection for everything you do online: shopping, banking, browsing, email, social networking and more. But that’s not all.
Our remarkable PC acceleration technology delivers faster and smoother video streaming without compromising your web experience. It also comes with smart performance technology for quicker scans and gaming without annoying lags and freezes caused by scheduled updates and scans.
The 2013 edition also features an additional level of privacy protection. The ‘Do Not Track’ feature gives you control over which websites can collect and use your data (available if you take AVG Security Toolbar as part of your installation), joining AVG Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware and WiFi hacker-defeating technology to deliver powerful identity protection at home or on the move.
All these features are delivered via our new, Easy Interface, making AVG Internet Security 2013 not just the fastest protection we’ve ever produced, but the easiest to manage too.