AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24611 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.289
  • Total Downloads:
    542,410,345
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    751,873
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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This antiviral program offers rock-solid protection for no financial commitment. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition provides all the necessities, including a tool for scanning your hard drive and e-mail, as well as a real-time shield to prevent infections. By default, the application is set to search for new virus definitions daily, but you always can use the scheduling tool to change this. Should a virus create serious system problems, AVG create a rescue disk to scan your computer in MS-DOS mode. The program doesn't tax your system when scanning or when running in the background and always proved effective in our tests. This app's interface can't be described as beautiful, yet it is mostly simple to navigate. Sure, you can plunk down a lot of cash for an antiviral application with more features, but AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition delivers the goods for free.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 685 votes

    • 5 star 393
    • 4 star 122
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 27
    • 1 star 99
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 24611 votes

    • 5 star 11632
    • 4 star 7507
    • 3 star 1853
    • 2 star 1002
    • 1 star 2617
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5 stars

"Version 6 was superb. V 7 is improving."

January 21, 2005  |  By Redrik

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Summary

I've been using AVG for several years and I much prefer it to Nortons and McAfee which I encounter at work. (I've used Avast, too, and liked that one.)
AVG wins because it easily dealt with a boot virus on a couple of friends computers. (I had to download it for them and it took a long time to run but it worked when nothing else would.) AVG has kept my computers virus free but version 7 doesn't get on perfectly with my emailer/firewall combination. It was scanning email attachments slowly so my emailer timed out. I think the problem might be resolved now after changing to ZoneAlarm Pro, so AVG is probably still the best anti-virus software at any price (free) but I'll still be checking out Avast again, just to make sure.

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1 stars

"Wouldn't update - after hour-long download!"

September 13, 2012  |  By sdianas1

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

Scans without slowing my computer down much; free; can be configured to scan email, etc.

Cons

Very frustrating update process; prompts users to do an hour-long download, then refuses to install it.

Summary

After getting me to do an hour-long download to update the program, it gave me a scary-looking error message saying it wouldn't update version 7.5 because it was no longer supported. If 7.5 is no longer supported, 7.28 certainly isn't! I had already downloaded the virus definitions elsewhere and installed them; this appeared to work at the time, but I get a persistent message that my definitions are out of date. (The next scheduled definitions update is tomorrow.) So I don't know whether the definitions were installed either; don't know whether I have any definitions newer than 2006 (!), and don't know whether it's safe to uninstall my Norton. I am going to look into Avast, and if it's better, uninstall this badly designed program.

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5 stars

"Best software for protection"

July 15, 2012  |  By SheikhRashid8

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

easy to use and free updates and the most inspiring thing is its protection.

Cons

no cons, at all

Summary

http://www.free-antivirus.co/antivirus/avg-free.html
this link is related to this antivirus which will help you a lot friends.

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3 stars

"Pretty good, thanks"

March 07, 2010  |  By pakde0855

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

I like these product, thanks

Cons

I can not explain that

Summary

because these product is free, and very efectifeve to protect my Computer from Virus attact

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5 stars

"Better than any antivirus"

November 29, 2008  |  By CCon50

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

Exceeds my expectation in an antivirus program

Cons

None I have forund yet

Summary

Thw best of the best

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5 stars

"THE BEST FREE ANTI VIRUS W / WEB SURFING,BACK UP #2GB"

November 28, 2008  |  By jacktifftsr

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

AS ECELLENT SCANS FOR VIRUS//SPYWARE...RESEDENCE SHREILD , BLOCKING THE BEST, E-MAIL SCANING INBOUND AS WELL OUTBROUND UPDATES VERY OFFEN..JUST ONE WORD AWSOME SOFTWARE THATS OUT FOR FREE.........

Cons

NO CONS; AT ALL

Summary



Updated on Nov 28, 2008

awsome i have it on my three pc in the home..I used only AVG FREE EDTION

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4 stars

"i like avg antivirus software for the security provided"

September 20, 2008  |  By SALAH DIN

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

it provides me with internet security

Cons

i do not know any cons

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5 stars

"AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition good product,"

September 01, 2008  |  By maththaka

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

I use the many Anti Virus System,but other product allso I am not satisfactory.iI thin this one world wide Benifit users for pc.

Cons

Submit and other product compare it,only came from so many Virus.

Summary

I am a study and imprument,program course,i Use the many Anti-Virus protection guard but,not satis factory.i thin cheted company my friends are teii us this AVG-Anti Virus World Wide Best softweare Docter.iI hope this AVG Other imprument us.good bay.from ,maththaka.

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5 stars

"easy to use, and its free."

April 17, 2007  |  By macnificent

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

it saves my computer from viruses

Cons

nothing so far

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3 stars

"quite ok "

February 09, 2007  |  By halimunan

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

easy to up date

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4 stars

"Great free protection!!!"

February 15, 2006  |  By pluribus27

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.289

Pros

1: Its Free

2: Defends your pc from all known types of viruses

3: Doesnt slow your computer memory or speed

4: Scans and updates automatically

Cons

1: Once and a while i have to reinstall the program due to avg saying that it's damaged!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date December 03, 2004
Date Added December 03, 2004
Version 7.289
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.59MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_5856p1_177.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 542,410,345
Downloads Last Week 751,873
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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