AVG AntiVirus FREE 2013
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Full user review
"As bad as the stuff it is supposed to protect you from"
Good scanning heuristics
Good definition files
Tries to install toolbar (*you can opt out)
Hijacks browser - sets lousy "AVG search by google" home page with no opt out. You will have manually change all your home pages (if you use multiple browsers)
Repeated, frequent beggar screens to buy the premium version
Though the function of the software is excellent, maybe even 4.5 stars worthy, I have to give it 1 star simply because they employ the same tactics that all forms of money-driven malware use to hook you into paying for something you don't want/need.
As I stated, it changes all of your installed browser home pages to this AVG search page, which is little more than a Google custom search. There was no prompt or opt out for this, and the quickest way to irritate me is to start messing with my settings.
The repeated screens to buy the premium version are really irritating, and they make you feel like you are using a trial version of this allegedly free software.
Synopsis; Get Avast.