Back in February, Grisoft released AVG 8.0 Professional which included anti-rookit and anti-spyware along with virus protection. I was a little disappointed because AVG 8.0 wasn’t available in free edition, and I was curiously waiting my favorite anti-virus to get a facelift. Yesterday, Grisoft released the free edition of AVG 8.0, which offers basic anti-virus protection for Windows XP and Vista.

Along with the new improved interface, AVG 8.0 Free can also bash spywares/adwares and includes basic LinkScanner for Safe Search.

I’ve been using AVG for over year now, and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for free anti-virus protection. It’s one of the best rated anti-virus suites available for Windows.