AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24596 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.5.278
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 02, 2009
  • 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

    4.0

    out of 235 votes

    • 5 star 98
    • 4 star 90
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 17
  • 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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1 stars

"Scan log corruted.It just won't scan."

May 27, 2009  |  By Gina711

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

I used it exclusively for years. It never failed me. It was easy to understand

Cons

Scan log corruted.. I uninstall I reinstall, back it comes, It just won' scan. I look for help and get instructions on how to run the scan. Not the issue. It's getting the scan to finish when it begins,

Summary

I want my dependable AVG back...

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3 stars

"Good and easy to use"

May 20, 2009  |  By simoomoo

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

difficult to download

Summary

Free

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4 stars

"Good free anti-virus program."

April 14, 2009  |  By rlee111

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

Free, regularly updated virus scanner. Covers the hard drive, email. and - new in this edition - web links. Does not load the system as much as others.

Cons

Lots of popup-tells you all about updates and scans.

Summary

Best of the free.

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5 stars

"GREAT PRODUCT"

April 05, 2009  |  By zs5zkpottie

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

This is the only anti virus programme i use for quite a few years and never have i had an attack.No need to look for upgrades,all is automatic and never bothers me while working in the background and has a excelent email scanner and protecter.

Cons

There is nothing i dont like

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4 stars

"I like that it is free, that it works well"

April 02, 2009  |  By mechdad`

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

keeps up to date`

Cons

not completely thorough

Summary

great product

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5 stars

"issssssssss wondelfull men i cant xplaint"

April 02, 2009  |  By enriquezx

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

this product s amazing becouse protec you
easy to use
small
destructor
have power
and..................MORE

Cons

y dont like? this product is amazing men

Summary

nothing important only make more powerfully the AVG

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5 stars

"A GREAT PRODUCT, CATCHES "ALL" VIRUSES"

April 01, 2009  |  By amalonzo

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

i can't figure out why others would give it a les than 5 star score. What do they expect? It is free and does what it promises. Sometimes better than those other third party software that you pay for. More, it is updated daily.

Cons

For some reason, it defaults to scan when you start using the computer. Why won't it start scanning when the computer is idel and starts when you are using it?

Summary

A great program for the purpose it was created. I don't really notice the slow down of the computer others claim. Maybe, if I may, it is time for them to buy a faster computer, like from 386 or 486 to Pentium...ha ha....

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5 stars

"great product"

March 30, 2009  |  By Lozzles

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

great easy to use

Cons

nothing its fine

Summary

great product

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4 stars

"simple to use: auto updates > No hassels"

March 28, 2009  |  By snazjr53

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

simple to use: auto updates > No hassels

Cons

not completely thorough

Summary

simple to use: auto updates > No hassels

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4 stars

"great free anti virus program"

March 28, 2009  |  By HHPK

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.278

Pros

I like that it is free, that it works well, and has regular automatic updates

Cons

The automatic scan settings - rather than every day at a set time, I would like to do the scan every 2nd or 3rd day but on an automatic setting.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.5.278
Version 8.5 now includes LinkScanner's Active Surf-Shield to check every Web page for threats at the only time that matters--when you're about to click on the link.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 02, 2009
Date Added March 02, 2009
Version 8.5.278
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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