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:
    8.5.339
  • Total Downloads:
    533,072,363
  • Date Added:
    May 18, 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 145 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 18
  • 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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3 stars

"Program de-activates every couple of months-no warning."

July 20, 2009  |  By Kentley

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

Greatly expanded abilities. I like the email check system most. Also the website warnings.

Cons

I have clicked on the AVG icon and found three times that it had "deactivated" all features several days before without any kind of notice. I end up removing the old AVG and downloading a new version and it is good for a couple of months.

Summary

It is ok when it works... I now must check it routinely to find out if it has deactivated.

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4 stars

"A very good anti-virus I think everyone should have AVG"

June 22, 2009  |  By Servius7033

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

This program finds most viruses and spyware that other anti-virus software doesn't find. If you don't have an anti-virus software, AVG is a good one to start with. I have used it for years. And it is also free, so you can't beat that.

Cons

This software isn't perfect, but what anti-virus is. But AVG-FREE is good enough to get four stars from me, and I have used it for years. If you want the perfect anti-virus then you can keep dreaming. There is no anti-virus out there that is perfect.

Summary

Because no anti-virus is perfect I use more than one anti-virus software. Although AVG-FREE is a good one, you need to have all the virus protection you can have. I use three anti-virus programs and an anti-spyware program. And I suggest that everyone should do this. The anti-virus programs I use are all good to very good. I use AVG-FREE which has a four star rating, Norton Anti-Virus which has a three star rating, and Avast Anti-virus which has a four star rating. With the three combined I get the best anti-virus protection I can have. What one anti-virus doesn't detect, the others will. It is very important that you keep your virus definitions updated DAILY. The Anti-spyware that I use is Spybot. With all these programs I am perfectly protected. I have never had a problem with any of my computers. I know I am suppose to be doing a summary on AVG-Free, but I felt I needed to tell everyone my way of protection. But AVG-FREE is a very good anti-virus and everyone should have it, plus its free. I guarantee you will be satisfied with this anti-virus.

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5 stars

"It had found things others missed! And its free!"

June 10, 2009  |  By kcarr007

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

Very simple to operate, better than ESET NOD, BitDefender and others that I have tried. It found things ESET NOD32 business didn't even detect! And this is the free version!

Cons

No complaints. The cons? There are none....

Summary

Just like one of the other reviews stated, I wish I could get the full version for free. :-)
I know I know, they need to make that money like the rest of us......

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5 stars

"I love it!"

June 09, 2009  |  By alexhadland1

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

Avg i have used for a while and it just keeps getting better and better helping these viruses to stop gettinp in my computer

Cons

I dont think there is anything i dont like, but i wish i could get the full version for free:)

Summary

its very good for online gaming, surfing the web and just everything i do

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4 stars

"Good, but update is a bit bad"

June 09, 2009  |  By stupid3700

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

Works easily, offers excellent protection, it keeps your emails safe, stops viruses before they start getting into your computer and causing havok.

Cons

Updates aren't always working and resident shield doesn't always detect everything.

Summary

Good anti-virus, but anyone who makes avg needs to ready the cons and fix them!

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1 stars

"no backing by company"

June 09, 2009  |  By DRIS33

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

easy to install

Cons

would not back their product. did not allow my computer to contact the server. could not resolve the problem. paid for a year but after a month quit allowing access to server.

Summary

product did not perform required tasks . would not update even though I paid for the premiere edition. could not get any help in solving my problem . the system told me it was unable to access the server. when I asked for help , and I did what was required it still did not work so for a month I had no updates . finally I uninstalled product and asked for a refund of the 10 months that were still paid for and instead received a message as for me to continue doing what had been earlier suggested. which did not work. I used this website as a recommendation for this product and am disappointed as to the results of this recommendation.

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5 stars

"Can't beat it"

June 09, 2009  |  By terryjk58

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

For free, you can't ask for more

Cons

I can't think of one thing I don't like about it. I've tried others, and this one's the best.

Summary

The Best!

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5 stars

"If a product works I'll say 5 star and if it doesn't"

June 08, 2009  |  By rwink95642

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

Easy operation with no extra burdens.

Cons

None that I have experienced.

Summary

Should be on most computers in the U.S.

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1 stars

"AVG not so free"

June 08, 2009  |  By petefs7

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

ITS FREE???

Cons

it enters computer and never leaves. can't remove it. when you email or call for support you can't get them. they re-route to paying site. phone they sell you.tried numerous times, speaking up is the right thing to do.
AVG, suck..

Summary

again, they sucked you into downloading a product that has a lot of repercusions, kind of like the free 30 day trial, they know must people forget then they just charged them.

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5 stars

"AVG makes excellent product."

June 08, 2009  |  By Sir_John1

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.339

Pros

Installed easily, easy configuration. As in the past, I find AVG an excellent product. Added firewall to complete my protection.

Cons

None so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.5.339
Version 8.5.339 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date May 18, 2009
Date Added May 18, 2009
Version 8.5.339
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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