AVG Anti-Virus

AVG Anti-Virus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 997 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.87
  • Total Downloads:
    11,472,306
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $34.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,757
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Though not as well-known as some competitors, this antivirus program offers rock-solid protection. AVG Anti-Virus Professional provides all the necessities, including a tool for scanning your hard drive and e-mail, as well as a real-time shield to prevent infections.

You'll find a full-blown scheduling utility for automating tasks and checking for new definitions as often as you'd like. Other perks found in this Pro version include technical support and the ability to run on multiple operating systems. 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 it always proved effective in our tests. The interface can't be described as beautiful, yet it is mostly simple to navigate.

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

    3.2

    out of 170 votes

    • 5 star 59
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 47
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 997 votes

    • 5 star 399
    • 4 star 228
    • 3 star 85
    • 2 star 70
    • 1 star 215
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4 stars

"it traced some viruses kaspersky hadn't"

February 14, 2009  |  By elenitsekoura

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

i think it is ok

Cons

none that i know about

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4 stars

"review to all"

February 13, 2009  |  By ba_sa

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

virus security and E-mail security

Cons

activating programes

Summary

I like it thats all

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3 stars

"I like it so far but has a few problems"

February 05, 2009  |  By HrlyLdy

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

It works really well.

Cons

I cannot get it to update sometimes

Summary

I like AVG and have been using it for years now, but with the last upgrade and this one I am having problems connecting to their server for updates.

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4 stars

""1" of the best anti-virus programs you will find."

February 03, 2009  |  By nighttracker

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

Ease of use and delivers more than the ordinary programs advertised.Scans in efficient and speedy manner if,..(your PC isn't already bogged-down with Programs Galore).

Cons

Program should have anti-spy mechanism's that allow the user to make a personal scan instead of relying on just the word "That there is no spyware found! would give user more confidence in seeing an actual Spyware-Scan.

Summary

Anyone that "Claims" this is not a good program/Product is lacking seriously in the intelligence dept.Although this may not be the "Best" anti-virus program on the market it difinitely does what it was designed for and does not lag far behind any of the high-priced anti-virus programs on the $Market$. The AVG-ToolBar is also note-worthy.Semper-Fi

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2 stars

"NOT AS GOOD AS EXPECTED FRIENDS ALL SWEAR BY AVG"

January 01, 2009  |  By ellmost

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

was excellent for about a year then pow... downhill from then on

Cons

TO MANY RE-STARTS ON UPDATING

Summary

you only get what you PAY FOR..

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5 stars

"AVG 8.0.87 - the best got even .better"

December 30, 2008  |  By sybil1234

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

Doesn't use all resources as the paid system hogs do. Amazing how this free AV out works the pricy suites. False security. Be careful, or just stick with AVG. I HOPE they add a firewall.

Cons

none yet. I love it. Serves me better than norton or CA. No complaints.

Summary

Real- time protection always on (my settings). Very versatile utility you can configure to your needs. Great email protection whether through isp or web mail ie: yahoo, hotmail, etc. Not much else to say except I love ot!

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2 stars

"Lots of problems, I can't get up dates for any program."

December 30, 2008  |  By davidlague

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

I have bought the licence and still nothing. I can still not download updates for any of my program now including this one. use to work well then something happened to it. I was told my system had a virus and then your product stopped working.

Cons

I need fixes for it NOW or my system is doomed and it will cost me even more money. For years your system worked, what happened?

Summary

Get back to me, I can not even go to your website now, my system won't let me, so HELP ME!

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3 stars

"Very good does not slow your computer down"

December 29, 2008  |  By asteros

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

Does not slow your computer down virus protection quite good better than the free one which I have first hand experience.

Cons

The firewall on the internet security ver is poor as it does not warn you when programs try to access the internet, its also is poor at configuring the firewal in the adv section which confusing and im a system admin as well as a network floorwalker.

Summary

not worth the money £35.00 more like £20.00 wouldnt pay any more for it.

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1 stars

"Not worth the money"

December 25, 2008  |  By richizme

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

Keeps your computer running at top speed

Cons

This Anti-Virus program did not catch or delete the vundo trojan i cought while surfing the net. After running multiple scans AGV said my computer was clean but I knew it wasn't.

Summary

I bought this product because it seemed like a good anti virus after reading all the reviews and it claimed it wouldnt slow my computer down like other anti virus programs. So I tried it and what a mistake, while doing research for a flat panel TV i entered a web site that had the vundo trojan on it and boom pop ups galore and no response from the AVG program it was like the program wasn't even there!! the trojan kept turning off my firewall protection and throwing up pop ups, so i quickly disconnected from the net and ran a virus scan using AVG it showed that it found the virus and removed it, what a crock after multiple scans and the AGV software stating the virus had been removed my firewall protection was still being turned off, so i took my computer to a network pro and he found the virus and was able to remove it completely from my computer of course for the cost of $500 dollars. He also stated AGV was a weak program and that i should switch to McAffe due to it offers as an option a site advisor that will help me stay away from sites that contain viruses, so i did and all is back to normal except for the fact my wallet is a bit lighter. Use this program at your own risk.

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1 stars

"Bad Experience"

December 21, 2008  |  By omaeileen

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.87

Pros

Guess I am protected against virus, but.......

Cons

purchased from online site for $34.99 USD to find they charged my account in British Pounds plus an International Fee ($65.85). Had problem getting a refund and only got $60 back. The USA headquarters also has no phone numbers to contact anyone.

Summary

Be Careful!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.87
Version 8.0.87 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 28, 2008
Date Added March 28, 2008
Version 8.0.87
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_avct_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,472,306
Downloads Last Week 14,757
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.99

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