AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24582 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    527,541,042
  • Date Added:
    April 24, 2008
  • File Size:
    4.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    717,747
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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This antivirus program offers rock-solid protection. AVG Free provides the bare necessities, including a real-time shield to prevent infections, anti-virus and anti-malware wrapped up in one engine, and a link scanner for Web surfing with care.

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 creates 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. The new interface is much easier to navigate than in previous version, with tabbed navigation on the left assisting users in drilling down to the tools they need.

Though the free version of this program will suffice for average folks, those who demand more control should certainly consider AVG Anti-Virus Professional.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 1541 votes

    • 5 star 740
    • 4 star 423
    • 3 star 95
    • 2 star 49
    • 1 star 234
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 24582 votes

    • 5 star 11629
    • 4 star 7506
    • 3 star 1852
    • 2 star 996
    • 1 star 2599
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1 stars

"Avoid at all cost"

October 04, 2014

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

none, nothing is good

Cons

It's NOT an antivirus. AVG is a virus. Freezings and crashes started right after I downloaded a free trial version.

Summary

Avoid, run away, never use it if you don't want lose your data

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1 stars

"MS Word, Excel errors since installation of AVG"

October 02, 2014  |  By ccatron_rn

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

I don't see any

Cons

Every time I try to open an excel or word document since AVG antivirus and Tune-up were installed, I get the following error: "There was a problem sending the command to the program". My computer is slower since installation and I've had a problem networking my computers since installation. I've asked for support to resolve the issue but have gotten none. I can't find the issue in their FAQs. I've asked for a full refund and been refused (over 30 days). Wish I'd paid attention to the posted negative reviews and never bought it!

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5 stars

"Very Good and Free Anti-Virus"

October 01, 2014  |  By richrichmv

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

Effective in blocking malware sites.

Cons

Be careful not to install options that are not free.

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4 stars

"pretty cool stuff"

September 30, 2014  |  By alice.glading

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

can't live without it

Cons

nothing to declare

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5 stars

"Best free utility"

September 25, 2014  |  By DrakeThelin11

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

For me, it is very suitable

Cons

Haven't found any cause i'm just a beginner.

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

September 24, 2014  |  By MoraisBudden

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

Simple and efficient

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it

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5 stars

"It's a really good to download"

September 23, 2014  |  By HeisterDoolan

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

Simple to use and setup. Effective.

Cons

I do not have any problem with it

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5 stars

"It's a pretty good product"

September 22, 2014  |  By VisorSeebach

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

Really happy with this program.

Cons

None that I found

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5 stars

"Excellent, very classic!"

September 21, 2014  |  By TroutmanKuba

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

Best security program available.

Cons

I havn't found yet :)

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3 stars

"Not Getting Enough Courage To Continue With It..."

September 19, 2014  |  By saif_msn

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5315

Pros

Used The 2009 Version Which Provided Average Protection, No System Conflicts, However Used To Make My System Slow...

Cons

Apparently AVG Dev Team Has A View Of Providing Low Protection In Their Free Version... But I'm Not Convinced That I Should Consider At All With Anything That Compromises My PC Security... Installed It & It Let Passed Some Malwares... Switching Back To MSE...

Summary

AVG Has Come A Long Way... Its Time They Should Change Their Policy...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.1
Version 8.0.1 adds integrated spyware protection and a new LinkScanner feature that gives users safety rankings for their Google, Yahoo, and MSN searches.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date April 24, 2008
Date Added April 24, 2008
Version 8.0.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.37MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_2015_5315_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 527,541,042
Downloads Last Week 717,747
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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