AVG Anti-Spyware

AVG Anti-Spyware

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 347 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5.0.50
  • Total Downloads:
    3,951,859
  • Date Added:
    November 28, 2006
  • File Size:
    4.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,185
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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AVG Anti-Spyware offers a high protection level, bolstered by useful features, for a reasonable cost. After 30 days, some of the features get disabled, but you're still able to search for and remove malware, and update definitions manually.

The tools performed well but aren't for the casual enthusiast. Besides the Scanner, which offers four levels of scanning plus a fully customizable fifth, the Resident Shield blocked all malicious components we tried to install, and we were impressed with the overall level of security the app provides: there's even a shredder that offers Fast, Secure, and Paranoid levels of deletion.

The diagnostic tools are spread through different tabs, so options clutter isn't an issue. Still, there's a lot to manage, from running processes to start-up entries to connections--but the program provides little information as to which items are potentially dangerous. In some cases, the program seemed to hog an inordinate amount of memory when its real-time shield was active.

The interface is mundane, with icons floating in a horizontal top-nav bar. The main Status window had quick link jumps to control the resident shield and automatic updates. Update contained proxy connection options, Analysis offered in-depth essential information not only on system processes but Internet connections, programs running from startup, browser plug-ins, and LSPs.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 106 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 347 votes

    • 5 star 138
    • 4 star 65
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 81
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  • 1 stars

    "Tried to delete my system32"

    October 11, 2014   |   By CanHandletheTruth

    Version: AVG Internet Security 2015 2015.0.5315

    Pros

    The old version was good.

    Cons

    Intrusive, now it blocks all your programs from responding. Had to launch task manager to disable startup and restart to remove.

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  • 1 stars

    "NOT FOR ANYONE TECH SAVVY ENOUGH TO WANT BACKUPS!"

    September 23, 2014   |   By E-71

    Version: AVG Internet Security 2015 2015.0.5315

    Pros

    Light-weight in comparison to to many alternatives.

    Cons

    Since version 2013, they removed the import/export feature meaning we can no longer backup firewall/antivirus rules/settings. AVG installer clears all settings without warning!!

    Summary

    AVG staff claim they're now going for a fully automated firewall -- in other words they're now targeting novice users with very low expectations.
    If you want to create detailed firewall rules or specify which applications can/cannot access the internet, you'll have to painstakingly re-enter each and every rule every time you update the software (eg. from an earlier 2014 release to the latest 2014 release or from version 2014 to 2015).
    No import/export feature plus the flushing of your settings on update -- I'm tempted to label their software as malicious.
    I've been using AVG since the Grisoft days (v6.0) and my honest recommendation is for you to stay away from them unless you're not going to change (m)any settings.

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    General
    Publisher AVG Technologies USA
    Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
    Release Date November 28, 2006
    Date Added November 28, 2006
    Version 7.5.0.50
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Anti-Spyware
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 4.37MB
    File Name avg_isct_stb_all_2015_5315_cnet.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,951,859
    Downloads Last Week 7,185
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Some features disabled after 30 days
    Price $39.95

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