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:
    3,978,314
  • Date Added:
    November 28, 2006
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,015
  • 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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4 stars

"one extra bit of security, can't complain"

November 21, 2007  |  By majorsnag

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

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5 stars

"It Works Great!"

November 19, 2007  |  By moonscream13

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Pros

I loved the trial period, I had no problems with spyware while using this thing, and I wish it was free, but I am seriously considering paying for it since it's so good.

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1 stars

"This thing is a piece of crap!"

November 18, 2007  |  By nepaguy82

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Cons

I did a fast scan with AVG Anti-Spyware to get these Trojans of my computer that I accidentally installed by mistake, I sat there 20 minutes and it found 1 problem, which was not the thing that kept making pop-ups pop up on me!

And here it comes...ready everyone? This right here is how I know this thing is crap! I downloaded a program called SUPERAntiSpyware Professional, did the same scan, a quick scan, it found over 140 Trojans on my PC. If you people want something that's at least half way decent, then I would recommend getting that software instead. I'm so tired of people telling me AVG is so great, when it's not! And now I know for a fact now that the Spyware version is not! If I was you, I'd stay away from this program and not waste your time people.

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2 stars

"not the best ive used my opinion on this is spybot you have realtime protection"

November 17, 2007  |  By frazzy2k7

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Cons

well its not free for the realtime protection

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5 stars

"solid protection"

November 15, 2007  |  By phil1961

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Pros

hugh database (nearly 1 million signatures) fast scanning, light on resources. i use this program along with counterspy and ad-aware 2007 and between the 3 programs i have had no spyware or adware problems.

Cons

maybe a little expensive compared to counterspy, but the hugh database, which no other apps have, makes it worth the money.

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5 stars

"I've been using AVG exclusively for years. I neve have a virus problem."

November 14, 2007  |  By DianeR

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Pros

I'm on the Internet a lot. I've used only AVG Anti-virus for at least three years (plus a firewall). I've never had a virus problem. Now I use AVG Anti-Spyware as well. They're good products. Most of my friends use it also.

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4 stars

"An excellent product"

November 09, 2007  |  By les.marian

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Pros

Covers most area`s

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4 stars

"it's good"

November 04, 2007  |  By haivan_vn2000

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Cons

It's good, but i can't installation in my PC,

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3 stars

"There's only 1 way to discribe it "all time killer""

November 03, 2007  |  By zalrioclash

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Pros

i like everything

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5 stars

"fantastic "

October 30, 2007  |  By dolphin45

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.50

Pros

I have just got a second hand system and had no antivirus operrating system on it and when I downloaded the Avg I found a lot of virus that arer no longer on my system

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Full Specifications

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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, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_isct_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,978,314
Downloads Last Week 6,015
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled after 30 days
Price $39.95

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