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:
    8.5.325
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    May 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

    3.9

    out of 92 votes

    • 5 star 36
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 24596 votes

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    • 4 star 7507
    • 3 star 1853
    • 2 star 999
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4 stars

"cnet news online"

July 05, 2009  |  By phuyaisan

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

Good for security and easy how to use.

Cons

No comment it because is good one.

Summary

We are online used AVG more than 10 years.
AVG know how to autoscan .
I am home use AVG never denie and kindily.
Most of function are godd but never use on

Updated on Jul 5, 2009

Thanks CNET send e-mail for new technology to my home every day.

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3 stars

"Effective."

May 18, 2009  |  By jepatzer

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

Effective and free.

Cons

Seems to take considerable time processing scan.

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4 stars

"I have been virus free since I started using AVG."

May 18, 2009  |  By DDINNIE

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

AVG operates without any fuss and updates automatically. Gives an up-to-date health check for web page items.

Cons

I attempted to temporarily switch off the anti-virus component before a download but was unable to do that. Luckily, the download was successful so I have still to check if I would be able to switch off temporarily instead of removing AVG.

Summary

Would recommend this anti-virus software to others as it does more than keep my PC virus free.

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4 stars

"good security system"

May 18, 2009  |  By speedycat--2008

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

It's free, it seems to catch everything and doesn't bother me too much

Cons

I had a hard time getting this and my Spybot S&D to accept each other at first

Summary

I like that it warns me of potentially unsafe things. I would like a little more time to tell it to ignore something before it puts it away/.

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4 stars

"Safe and simple virus protection."

May 17, 2009  |  By blmonster

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

Reliable background protection.

Cons

None that I know of.

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5 stars

"Haven't had a virus in years...."

May 17, 2009  |  By teetoncey

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

Haven't had a virus/etc. in years; not sure if it's AVG, or the other virus program, or lack of IE6/7. Transparent, non-intrusive

Cons

I have no idea whether this is better than the previous version, trusting CNET. Nor why they sent another recommendation for further upgrading (8.5.333) within a week (not too confidence-building).

Summary

As far as I can tell, it works, absent evidence-based recommendation that it's better than other programs, or that the upgrades are better than the old AVG. Price (free) ain't bad.

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5 stars

"good and good again...and it is free..."

May 14, 2009  |  By online711562

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

it is my first download..so i dont know this program...but i put my trust in it...at present i am using the norton antivirus program.

Cons

cant say anything yet

Summary

please let me use this product for a while...and asked me again

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4 stars

"Easy to use"

May 14, 2009  |  By Scotstart

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

Ease of use, mostly just gets on with the job

Cons

Occasional problems with download and relative complexity of fix

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4 stars

"AVG appears to provide what most users would expect,"

May 13, 2009  |  By rayfrailes

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

Any software / Anti Virus that is free and as globally popular as AVG is a recommendation in itself

Cons

I have not found anything that I dislike

Summary

AVG is Free, effective and internationally used, I have replaced other Anti Virus products because of problems which have caused my PC to run slower, than when AVG has been installed.

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5 stars

"easy to install & effective in virus checking"

May 13, 2009  |  By coverack

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.325

Pros

a big improvement on earlier versions

Cons

no problems!

Summary

I have been using AVG for several years and I have found it superior to othsr virus checkers I have come across. When my PC experienced a problem (not a virus) I ended up without AVG and had problems trying to re install it. As a result I used another checker and found that it was nowhere near as good as AVG.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date May 02, 2009
Date Added May 02, 2009
Version 8.5.325
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, 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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