Free-antivirus provider AVG has updated its software with a new-look Windows 8 interface
Windows 8 is the theme as AVG's latest antivirus suite comes with a touch interface designed with Microsoft's latest operating system in mind.
Taking its inspiration from the interface formally known as Metro, now known as Modern UI, AVG 2013 is also compatible with more conventional keyboard and mouse controls. Large tiled buttons are designed for touch control, but more in-depth menus and options are also available.
Installation has been given a tweak with AVG claiming that nearly all users won't have to restart their system to finish installing the software. The company said that on some older machine a restart may still be required.
Improved scanning speeds are also on the agenda, with scans now performed around 36 per cent faster compared to the 2012 version of the software. AVG has also included a file reputation system, that rates how safe a file is before allowing a user to download it.
The company has also further developed its Do Not Track product, which actively blocks advertising networks from tracking people online. By blocking access to personal information, the Do Not Track add-on stops companies from being able to see personal information.
While the latest version of Microsoft's internet explorer browser has Do Not Track built in, it only blocks tracking services from sites that are registered with its service. AVG explained that by actively blocking such services it could better protect privacy.
The 2013 versions of all AVG's security suites are available now.
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