What will you get with Windows 8 and AVG 2013?
Windows 8 and AVG 2013 could be two basic components of your virtual world, where the latest Microsoft Windows edition will provide your computer with a brand new look and AVG Packages will provide the needed protection.
Since Microsoft has decided to offer a completely redesigned interface, antivirus providers followed. as we mentioned earlier. Well, AVG is no exception since its latest line of products is fully compatible with Windows 8, so it could be your choice when it comes to your computer security.
Probably the greatest change is the new Windows 8 look is its interface (or Modern UL, as they call it) consisting of so called live tiles, so the first thing you’ll notice upon installation is probably the lack of the traditional desktop which is replaced, as mentioned, with colourful tiles which you can arrange and position the way you like. For those of you used to modern touch screens, it is good to know that Windows 8 will run on your tablets and other touch screen devices, while those still holding onto some traditional ways, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the new interface with just your keyboard and mouse. Now, that is not all that Windows 8 has to offer since there are also many other interesting features available, like the Microsoft app store for downloading available applications, faster Wi-Fi reconnection times, improved Storage spaces, new cloud storage (SkyDrive) for all of you with a Microsoft account, automated backup, Trusted Boot and much more.
AVG released a few 2013 packages earlier this year, all in order of helping you fully enjoy your Windows 8, without having to worry about your protection status. Bearing in mind different needs of consumers, 2013 edition includes the AVG Antivirus 2013 FREE and AVG Antivirus 2013 (Free Download) where you could have opt for a standard antivirus protection, AVG Internet Security 2013 if you want to provide your computer with some additional layers of protection and some features that are not included in the antivirus suit like the email, online (when banking and shopping), personal data protection and faster scan times and the AVG Premium Security 2013 as an extended version of the previously mentioned package with a few things added like the PC optimizing tools and identity theft prevention.
How will Windows 8 be better with AVG 2013
Namely, upon installation of any of the AVG products, you will notice that its new look is completely compatible with the Windows 8 interface. Basic options on the main screen are shown as simple green tiles, enabling easy access and orientation. Bear in mind that you can run your AVG programs on both touch screen and traditional devices. A single click (or a tap) on either Computer, Web Browsing, Identity or Email will take you where you need to be, so it does not only looks better but it is also more functional.
If you were wondering what latest AVG 2013 editions can do for Windows 8, note that loading times (26% faster start up time) and scan times have drastically improved than in prior versions (according to researches over six times faster). Since Windows firewall does not offer a complete protection and that the researches have shown that the Windows 8 Defender has improved, but still is not able to provide a full protection like specialized antivirus programs do, it is good to know that AVG 2013 editions include an improved firewall which will deny internet connections to programs that have been flagged since not listed on the trusted programs database. However, that is not all, since it also includes some other valuable security options like the Link Scanner which will remove dangerous files from your computer if downloaded, then there is the Do Not Track option allowing you to control the quantity and quality of your personal information available on the internet or spam prevention included in the security packages (not available in the basic antivirus suit).
Last but not least – A reliable VPN
Security experts agree that modern computer protection is based on these key elements:
- Good Antivirus,
- A Firewall and
- A reliable VPN service.
Now that you have successfully protected Windows 8 using AVG 2013, there is one last thing to consider and that thing is called the VPN or the Virtual Private Network. This is yet another security option for your web browsing, especially designed to virtually transform a public network into a private one, thus making a safe tunnel for any information you decide to share with someone via Internet. This way you can use all the benefits of AVG 2013 security and VPN identity protection when you are accessing some especially vulnerable networks like public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Know that your IP address will be safely hidden behind an anonymous one (or more than 40.000 ones to be exact) if you opt for HMA! Pro VPN as your provider. With either one month, six months and one year packages (the last one being the most reasonable one) and a few easy installation steps, you will not only protect your online identity, but also be able to access any restricted or limited online stream without even having to leave your bedroom.
If you have additional tips on how to protect your PC, feel free to post them in the comments section below. I’m eager to answer any question you might have.
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