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:
    8.5.283
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 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 97 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 8
  • 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

"I am new, tried 3 hours and still not successful..HELP!"

April 17, 2009  |  By BKueh

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

I was just recommended today , and have seen great reports about it. But I can't seem to get it down.

Cons

Too many ads that is confusing to someone so new , like me.

Summary

As i was recommended that this is very good , and after reading so many great comments , I too believe this software must be really good for so many millions to use. But am i facing problems downloading....? I need an answer to solve my problem. Thank you.

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2 stars

"I had 7.5. It told me I had to upgrade to 8.5."

April 15, 2009  |  By jimbowhite568

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

Cheap price!?!

Cons

Its overpriced!?! When I tried to download 8.5 it took around 4 hours and in the last hour it failed. I am not going to start over!!!

Summary

They are continually trying to get you to upgrade. They dont seem to find any problems while my computer is running like a snail and has had two major crashes in the last 3 months! I am going to try another company.

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5 stars

"thats very good"

April 07, 2009  |  By sagors85

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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5 stars

"i love free aniting"

April 06, 2009  |  By bataa3

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

l like this product becous free

Cons

i like everiting about

Summary

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4 stars

"works quietly and efficiently"

April 03, 2009  |  By soreld

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

FREE, and does the job

Cons

don't like the ever apparent cue to try to get you to switch to the $$ version. Sometimes it won't update and when I click on the balloon it goes to that website to buy. Also could not finish downloading the 8.5 upgrade.

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4 stars

"i think this i very good for limited income people"

April 01, 2009  |  By oakwoodgirl

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

easy to understand and free. that makes it good for people on social security like us and can not afford to pay the high prices that are out there

Cons

so far i have not found any cons yet, and i have had avg about 3 or more years

Summary

i have always been happy with avg

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4 stars

"Seems to work fine so far with no poblems so far."

April 01, 2009  |  By alphawavee

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

Easy to download. Scans automatically. Computer runs fine, but program hasn't found any issues yet. Suppose that means I have a clean compputer which I am thankful for. Doesn't shut me down while doing scan, which a competitor did.

Cons

I don't have any.

Summary

Seems to work seamlessly in the background without interfering with my work. When it works and it is free, it is a very good price.

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5 stars

"No worries!"

March 31, 2009  |  By rozj69

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

Its easy to install and I don't have to worry about being protected. Above all its FREE!

Cons

I find no flaws to complain about

Summary

I had Avast before and my friends recommended AVG as best for hassle-free protection for 2009. And I have to hand it to them.......they were right!

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4 stars

"works and its free"

March 31, 2009  |  By jerrybeard

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

Found 2 trojans on my computer that norton 360 didn't.

Cons

first update didn't want to go thu , but now works fine.

Summary

works well with "windows mail"(vista's version of outllook) where as norton 360 kept blocking my access to email entirely and had to be shut off f scanning email.
seems to be a no brainer. only gave it 4 stars due to it not wanting to do the first update in its own, but ever since its been a 5 star.

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5 stars

"Effective and easy to use"

March 31, 2009  |  By sherozzel

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

Pros

It is effective and easy to use. I have used other antivirus software and been frustrated by the slowness caused by memory hogs, and the ineffectual performance of others.

Cons

Nothing really

Summary

I like the fact that messages are clearly written. Directions are easy to understand and follow. Unlike other packages, this doesn't take over and pop-up cryptic messages every few moments. You set the settings, and then sit back and let the software do what its supposed to do. YAY!

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Full Specifications

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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.
General
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
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
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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