AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

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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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"Used to be good"

October 24, 2014  |  By Mr.Mega

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557


Might stop viruses; not really sure now since the focus seems to be only on creating pop-ups


Pop-ups. Just upgraded to version 2015, even though it is currently 2014, I guess they can't read a calendar correctly or think they are a car manufacturer now.
Upon returning to computer I had FOUR AVG pop ups for 1st scan, for restarting, protecting from threats (really?? just ran a scan and no threats were found last night.. so are you saying YOU installed them?) and then a panel and naturally, another replaced icon on the desktop to be deleted... again.
Also, if you have auto-scan set for middle of the night so as not to slow down system when needing it, it can randomly set of loud noise/alarm when done for some asinine, idiotic, full-on retard reason so it can wake up the entire house at 4 or 5am for no reason.


Used to be great.. the best (I've been working on computers since `98). Now, it seems more interested in making harassing noises and causing pop-ups for this and that and scan this and shove that.
I've installed AVG on A LOT of people's computer, many of which have wound up buying the full version (for some reason). No longer installing it. Too many full updates that seem designed just to try and get people to overlook the fact it is default-checked to trial setting... THEN I get a call about it, "Why does it say expired?!"
Removing items from a computer without authorization is also what I would consider VIRUS behavior.... so, it really should detect itself. A simple program to open a game faster, skipping/doing steps for you is not a virus - says it is a 'Possible Hack Tool" POSSIBLE. Same with an auto-clicker which is great if you play FB games to send/receive gifts and don't enjoy sitting there for well over a minute clicking over and over returning gifts; set to 1 second intervals and 100 clicks, then GO (and, go grab coffee)... but, that too, is a "Possible Hack Tool" and even though added to exemption list 100 times, it still gets deleted, over and over. Why is the mouse itself not a hack tool since it, too, can click? Or, the monitor, since it shows WHERE to click?
I have many computers to test on; going to start in trying out other Anti-V programs from now on. Good riddance to spammy rubbish.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.5.283
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.
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 23, 2009
Date Added March 23, 2009
Version 8.5.283
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Total Downloads 528,121,013
Downloads Last Week 717,747
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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