AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24601 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.138
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 07, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    695,903
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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 860 votes

    • 5 star 392
    • 4 star 248
    • 3 star 71
    • 2 star 38
    • 1 star 111
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 24601 votes

    • 5 star 11636
    • 4 star 7507
    • 3 star 1853
    • 2 star 999
    • 1 star 2606
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4 stars

"This is Very essential to some program."

October 23, 2010  |  By baskartamil

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

It is very useful

Cons

nothing to ask......

Summary

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5 stars

"Amazing Performance"

July 10, 2009  |  By Rashid-TECH

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

-Fast and effective to remove viruses or other similar problems
-Scans fast and removes fast
-Works better when other programs are on your computer like Superantispyware or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Cons

-Turns itself off sometimes

Summary

I find that AVG is a very good programs and can find and remove viruses or cookies very fast. I have only been using it for about a year and it has fixed my problems. I highly suggest that everyone get this. I had Norton before when I had first gooten my laptop and I thought it was working. But then I loaded AVG and it found 2 viruses and over 200 tracking cookies. I also find that this programs goes along well with others like Malwarebyes Anti-Malware or SUPERantispyware. If AVG doesn't find it, they will. The free versions of all of them work well and just keep getting better with updates. But AVG does get annoying always reminding me to upgrade to its full version.

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5 stars

"Consistently the most impressive product in my arsenal"

October 27, 2008  |  By 9braines

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

a complete strategy of balance and protection, affordable, I feel that I always get my money's worth. A World class business tool that is avaliable to the masses...

Cons

Not for the faint of heart ! It does require some thoughtful understanding and appreciation for the fine art of risk mitigation and threat removal. AVG gives you the tools to be a rocket scientist...

Summary

You pay a lot for your techno-toys, you demand performance, return on investment and you live on the razor's edge. Why take chances on your personal security? AVG delivers delivers some certianty in a uncertian world!

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3 stars

"nice program"

September 30, 2008  |  By masswa

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

easy to use. easy to download

Cons

nothing special

Summary

there a lot of prosse not easy to use but it is good too

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3 stars

"good and very useful"

September 28, 2008  |  By mbnlramesh

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

ya i like this product it is very helpful

Cons

throw webi got this antivirus

Summary

i like becase its famous and free

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4 stars

"canelapiranito109"

September 25, 2008  |  By canela23

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

i like the protecction for mine computer

Cons

nothing i thing is perfec

Summary



Updated on Sep 25, 2008

i'm verry good whith this product

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5 stars

"this is so great..and i really want this to download"

September 22, 2008  |  By dhin05

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

it can help my computer to be protected..

Cons

my teacher says that n online download it has a lot of viruses..

Summary

it can protect our computer from virus..

Updated on Sep 22, 2008

this can help people to protect our computer from viruses..

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3 stars

"like experience, confidence gained past 3 months, BUT"

September 17, 2008  |  By wcc007

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

the confidence my experience with AVG has given me, the automated concept really works well ...

Cons

AVG threatened me with possible lack of co operation on their behalf to me if i did not install that confounded YAHOO TOOLBAR which has been the maker of a mirade of continuing headaches for me in my limited search world

Summary

AVG get rid of YAHOO AND YOU GET A FIVE STAR RATING FROM THIS EXPERIENCED USER!!! ... it is a time waister for me and, IN MY CONSIDERED OPINION, google or other newer search engines put yahoo to SHAME.

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5 stars

"AVG is a great anti-virus that works great"

September 16, 2008  |  By wthurlow

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

I have used this ant-virus for 7 months. I have had no problems with it. This program is very easy to use

Cons

I am happy with it and it works great. I do not have any cons

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5 stars

"i love this antivirus"

September 13, 2008  |  By younghabiit

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.0.138

Pros

i like this product beacuse it looks verry advance

Cons

what i dont like about this product is that for others its confusing

Summary

i like this product becasue it kept me safe from viruses while i had it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.138
Version 8.0.138 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date July 07, 2008
Date Added July 07, 2008
Version 8.0.138
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
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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