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:
    8.0.176
  • Total Downloads:
    527,123,928
  • Date Added:
    January 06, 2009
  • File Size:
    4.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    690,260
  • 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

    3.2

    out of 214 votes

    • 5 star 78
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 22
    • 1 star 55
  • 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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    General
    Publisher AVG Technologies USA
    Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
    Release Date December 02, 2008
    Date Added January 06, 2009
    Version 8.0.176
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
    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 527,123,928
    Downloads Last Week 690,260
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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