AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't expect this to protect your computer!"

    June 20, 2011  |   By Derty_Ernie

    Pros

    It cleans up cookies and other small nuisances and can organize the hard drives.

    Cons

    BIG CON. Picked up a Malware virus that took over the entire computer. AVG never detected it and the virus easily made AVG non existant basically.
    I ending up getting rid of virus with help but did it myself and dumped AVG soon after.

    Summary

    Bottom line, this product is free because it doesn't do much. You get what you pay for and again, if you think your getting protection for free your not. If it doesn't work well why would you pay for it.

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  • Reply by Ondrej_AVG on June 20, 2011

    Hello Derty_Ernie,

    please be informed that new unique variants of infections are released every moment and we do our best to add them into our database as soon as possible.

    You can check our AVG Free Forum thread about some other steps how can be infection localized:
    http://forums.avg.com/cz-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=403#post_403

    Else could you please discuss this situation with us at CNET AVG Forum or AVG Free Forum?

    Thank you

    Ondrej Ploteny
    Forum Supervisor
    http://forums.avg.com

  • Reply by Gold Dust on June 20, 2011

    AVG Really Does Protect Your Computer Better Than The Others Can!!!

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