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:
    8.5.285
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 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

    3.9

    out of 352 votes

    • 5 star 161
    • 4 star 106
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 43
  • 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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5 stars

"reliable as usual and would all tel friends to us it"

June 06, 2009  |  By cristybatty

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

simple to used

Cons

nothing at all

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4 stars

"good option"

May 07, 2009  |  By marcosantiago

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

Ilikebecause is free,convenient; and help to protect my computer

Cons

really dont know some thing wrong to say about this product

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2 stars

"dislike way it appears on screen every time I switch on"

May 04, 2009  |  By hamishdog

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

I like that it scans reasonably quickly

Cons

It says free clean up then requests me to subscribe to something I have no interest in t6o me that is worse than asking to pay.

Summary

When I had AVG previously I found it very usre friendly not now. Even tho' I requested once weekly early a.m scan it appears on screen every time I switch computer on asking to scan not happy with that.

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5 stars

"GINABEATRICE"

May 04, 2009  |  By danbabiciu

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

CLIN THE DISC

Cons

EVRYTHING OK

Summary



Updated on May 4, 2009

GINABEATRICE

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5 stars

"fantasticly brilliant"

May 04, 2009  |  By leereid8

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

that its free and doesnt slow down my system

Cons

i didnt know about it until just now

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4 stars

"good for everything xcept download surfing"

May 02, 2009  |  By philmoritz

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

it's free and works as an efficient virus scanner

Cons

notifications reminding to download a pay version...like early versions of netzero. Also it prohibits access of certain sites , specially downloading ones.

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1 stars

"dont try this"

May 02, 2009  |  By royalflush_069

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

it can protect you. but very minimal protection

Cons

very bad at catching viruses or those other stuff out there

Summary

last time i tried this? don't want to think about it. tsk2x

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1 stars

"absolute sludge bucket of a program"

May 01, 2009  |  By marcs-5

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

its free , thats it

Cons

system sapper, runs like a slug

Summary

like the guy below says, i would maybe recomend this program to someone i dont like

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1 stars

"Big, bloated bucket of sh...."

May 01, 2009  |  By Cnqaus

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

Where? Deleting the program?

Cons

Slow as a wet week, couldn't catch a cold if it tried. Major system drag, Would possibly recommend to someone I didn't like.

Summary

Worst free A-V app I've ever tried, and I've had a go at quite a few. YUCK! Stick to Avast or Avira.

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5 stars

"My silent star!"

April 30, 2009  |  By diannecarter

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.285

Pros

So easy to download, this anti-virus programme runs silently in the background, protecting my computer and giving me complete peace of mind. Best of all, it's FREE!

Cons

So far, so good and I can't find a single 'con'.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.5.285
Version 8.5.285 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 31, 2009
Date Added March 31, 2009
Version 8.5.285
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, 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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