AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24596 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.394
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 01, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    695,903
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    4.2

    out of 321 votes

    • 5 star 171
    • 4 star 103
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 22
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 24596 votes

    • 5 star 11630
    • 4 star 7507
    • 3 star 1853
    • 2 star 999
    • 1 star 2607
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4 stars

"Best active content protection online."

July 06, 2009  |  By sushcnet

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

Large database of virus signatures prompting time to time for updation.

Cons

Excessive prompting of malicious data/filenames hampering the users speed.

Summary

I have been using the product for the last 3 years. I am satisfied with the performance, except repeated prompting is a minor disturbance. Rest is fine.

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5 stars

"It does it's job well."

October 09, 2006  |  By Jeremy McDonald

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. What else is there to explain? It's free, recommended to every PC owner who is not protected, and it doesn't take forever to do a full system scan. Doesn't even slow down your comp on startup or when online gaming. Even includes daily updates for free. The other programs I've used were limited when it comes to updates. You can even register for free and check on the fourms. It's not that great. But certainly not that bad.

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5 stars

"Simply The Best!"

October 08, 2006  |  By Misterphilco

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

AVG Free is one of the best antivirus programmes on the market, and its free! For my money, it stands head-and-shoulders above Norton Crapware and many other expensive, slow and unreliable virus-checkers.

The updates are fast and very regular - you can allow it to update automatically, or do so manually.

I have never had any problems with this software, it just does its job well. Also, it doesn't chew-up too much in the way of system resources (unlike Norton, for example).

I strongly urge you to give this product a go!

Cons

I feel guilty, getting such great software for free.

Ah, who am I kiddin' - I love it!

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4 stars

"It is a very solid program"

October 07, 2006  |  By Dustin Dittmar

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

Easy to use and finds virus very well. Good selection of options and this program doesn't use all of your memory.

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5 stars

"AVG is a very good free Antivirus resource"

October 07, 2006  |  By Anthony Hanna

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

It compares well to paid versions and is compatible with antispyware programs. It is fast and lite as stated by other reviews and updates daily. Recently found trojans and dealt with them fast and efficiently, has several features which are constantly monitoring and email check works well.One of the best Free programs.

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4 stars

"very good"

October 06, 2006  |  By tankf50

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

it a nice program

Cons

its nasty looking

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1 stars

"CHKDSK /R"

October 05, 2006  |  By mwitthoft

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

It runs

Cons

A day after installing it, my system crashes hard on a Blue Screen Of Death. I have to bood from CD-ROM and CHKDSK. Coincidence? maybe.

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5 stars

"Best Antivirus software Ive seen..."

October 05, 2006  |  By vcotty

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

Not even Macaffe or Norton are compared to this baby, the way it works and his Resident Shield works miracles. I have installed both Norton and AVG and infect the PC on purpose while AVG was screaming Norton was calm as if nothing happend... Great support and constant updating are a PLUS... I recommended to everyone...

Cons

None...

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5 stars

"This is brillant"

October 04, 2006  |  By Robyn Lee

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

I have found this the best yet.

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4 stars

"Despite a few minor flaws, this program is generally excellent. I recommend this"

October 04, 2006  |  By asilbra

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 7.1.394

Pros

All protection system (specially the resident protection & emails)

Cons

Might be interesting a version on my own language (Portuguese (BRZ).

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date June 01, 2006
Date Added June 01, 2006
Version 7.1.394
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 533,072,363
Downloads Last Week 695,903
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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