AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24592 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.5.408
  • Total Downloads:
    529,638,935
  • Date Added:
    June 17, 2009
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    814,801
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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

    3.8

    out of 592 votes

    • 5 star 232
    • 4 star 189
    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 42
    • 1 star 78
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 24592 votes

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    • 4 star 7506
    • 3 star 1853
    • 2 star 998
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5 stars

"Free. Effective. Low hassle. Unintrusive. DidIsay FREE?"

March 25, 2010  |  By manxe

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

Been using AVG for about ten years. I get an infection that it won't handle about once a year. That's pretty normal. And it has become a more effective product over the years. Yet it is still not intrusive.

Cons

Absolutely no support. And the blogs are not that effective at solving problems. So I go to Trendmicro.com for a second opinion when things don't work right. That usually fixes things.

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3 stars

"Slows PC performance noticably, especially at start-up"

October 19, 2009  |  By Markyph

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

It's free!!! And it does what it is supposed to do.

Cons

Very slow at start-up, and complete system scans can take a long time as well.
It does not allow the user to configure when updates are to be downloaded, and installed.

Summary

It's free, it does protect your computer, but slows system performance.

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5 stars

"I like this all in one protection program."

October 15, 2009  |  By patton2832

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

Its a all in one protection plan.

Cons

No cons at this time.

Summary

This program is easy to use and understand. It may not protect you from everything that is out there, but what one program will. This program will protect you from most.

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4 stars

"Unable to download second part."

October 15, 2009  |  By TerryD39

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

Old version is excellent

Cons

Second download.

Summary

I have peoplepc dial up. I can not download it all at once. I have tried 4 or 5 times. Something always goes wrong with my dial up software and I have to reboot to get it to work rite. That causes. me to loose what I downloaded. Last nite I tried to download it all at once. After 7 hours my provider terminated my connection for my safety and I lost the 94% I downloaded.

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5 stars

"My friend j devarajulu told to me AVG Anti virus isgood"

October 11, 2009  |  By cgramarao

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

Very good product

Cons

Nothing will be there.

Summary

This is free down load ,giving service to everebody.

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3 stars

"Good but very slow scanning"

October 11, 2009  |  By tdhayward

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

Comprehensive coverage

Cons

Slow scanner

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3 stars

"not bad but very very slow at scanning"

October 11, 2009  |  By nuge2

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

did a very good job for some thing which is free

Cons

well i found my self very angry after down loading the program on how very slow it was at scanning my hole pc it 2 hours from start twwo finnish i might take it of

Summary

i found it very easy two use for home pcs but very slow

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4 stars

"OK SO FAR, SO GOOD"

October 10, 2009  |  By hogmeister

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

Free.Light on CPU.I mean really light.Set and forget.

Cons

No cons as of yet I'm pleased to say.

Summary

Free.Light on CPU.I mean really light.Set and forget.The download was simple and done in no time.
I was using Comodo internet security suite for 4 months until a few days ago when I noticed it was using 80% CPU, Got rid of it and now with AVG my laptop is the fastest since I bought it in January this year. So far so good and I would recommend this to everybody.
1.Free
2. Set and Forget
3.Very light on CPU
4.No conflict with other softwares
5.Noticed my laptop was going faster
6.Easy trouble free download.
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5 stars

"The Best Yet Off The Bestest"

October 10, 2009  |  By Thorbjørn.olsen

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"Very pleased with results so far."

October 09, 2009  |  By DennisNorma

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5.408

Pros

I feel safer using this antivirus programme

Cons

I have no comments against this programme.

Summary

It seems to be more straight forward to download and use than some other similar programmes.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.5.408
Version 8.5.374 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date June 17, 2009
Date Added June 17, 2009
Version 8.5.408
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 529,638,935
Downloads Last Week 814,801
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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