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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

CNET Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 24,502 votes

    • 5 star: 11577
    • 4 star: 7497
    • 3 star: 1850
    • 2 star: 993
    • 1 star: 2585
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star: 43
    • 4 star: 29
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "thats very good"

    April 7, 2009  |   By sagors85

    Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

    Pros

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i love free aniting"

    April 6, 2009  |   By bataa3

    Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.283

    Pros

    l like this product becous free

    Cons

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    Summary

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  • 4.0 stars

    "works quietly and efficiently"

    April 3, 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    April 1, 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    April 1, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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