AVG Anti-Virus

AVG Anti-Virus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 996 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.227
  • Total Downloads:
    11,364,334
  • Date Added:
    January 08, 2009
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21,782
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Though not as well-known as some competitors, this antivirus program offers rock-solid protection. AVG Anti-Virus 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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 996 votes

    • 5 star 398
    • 4 star 228
    • 3 star 85
    • 2 star 70
    • 1 star 215
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5 stars

"Better than most"

February 23, 2009  |  By leviathan_08

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

It's fast, works with Windows 7 without any glitches. And has caught everything that I've come across which isnt much. Read the FAQ's if
you are having probs. It's software and everyones experience is a
bit different and NO software is perfect.

Cons

Interface is a bit too busy, the link scanner can be annoying at times
but I'd rather have it there, than not have it. Sometimes a module will
shut off, but AVG usually has a fix for it on their site. They have been
really helpfull every time.

Summary

The best I have used, and will use until it stops being the easiest, fastest, and featured program out right now, bottom line. I have
never experienced slow downs, not even during scanning and
that speaks volumes about this product. I have used Kaspersky
Symantec, Mcaffee, Computer Associates, Avast and AVG is
by far the best!.

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4 stars

"A little bit of a pain to use, but it's free"

February 19, 2009  |  By etbob1

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

Free free free

Cons

Turns on nag screen every time you update it. You have to turn them back off, which it does allow you to do. Consumes memory, like every other anti-virus I have ever used.

Summary

It's free. I use it and ad-aware 2008 and manually download the updates and scan about twice a month. Did I say it's free? Works for me and the price is right.

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3 stars

"NOT BAD....BUT AVIRA IS MUCH BETTER!!"

February 18, 2009  |  By special magic

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

good product to be honest but in almost every way avira antivir is better, better detection rate, lighter on resources and a far better real time protection.

Cons

read above.

Summary

this thing has a HUGE following as it has been around for ages ( like spybot ) but in my view avira antivir beats the crap out of it in every way shape or form.

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5 stars

"better nortan or mac"

February 10, 2009  |  By marchtospace

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

peice of mind

Cons

start up is slower

Summary

so far it has done the job

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1 stars

"Program Forces Itself , Installs With Virus, BeWare!!!!"

February 05, 2009  |  By Gantho

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

Program Forces Itself , Installs With Virus, BeWare!!!!

Cons

Program Forces Itself , Installs With Virus, BeWare!!!!

Summary

Program Forces Itself , Installs With Virus, BeWare!!!!

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1 stars

"okay if you like manual update !"

February 03, 2009  |  By Bielzebub1981

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

Installed easily. Doesn't seem to take up a ton of resources. From what I can remember It took up 3 hours to scan an 80 gig hard drive. It would even start a scan but the timer would be stuck on 0

Cons

auto update failed too much

Summary

auto-update doesn't work as much as it used to in the previous version

Updated on Feb 3, 2009

Oops !!! The following should be under CONS :

From what I can remember It took up 3 hours to scan an 80 gig hard drive. It would even start a scan but the timer would be stuck on 0

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2 stars

"Blue Screen of Death"

February 03, 2009

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

Installs easily. Doesn't seem to take up a ton of resources.

Cons

Causes blue screen of death. This is definitely not good.

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1 stars

"Install with viruses"

February 03, 2009  |  By s1x1e5

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

i couldnt find any pro's with this version.

Cons

IT installed with viruses and kept shutin laptop down

Summary

The features are easy to use however not great

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1 stars

"Would not install."

January 31, 2009  |  By malendras

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

Nothing. Didn't install.

Cons

Would not install because I had Ewido anti-spyware installed on my computer at some point. I deleted Ewido, did a DOD wipe, 7 times over with pseudorandom data and it still wouldn't install.

Summary

It would be really useful if the program could ignore the once-upon-a-time presence of another particular spyware removal program and install. Just a bit of a hint here, because I'd love to use this product but find myself physically unable to make it work.

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3 stars

"Better Than Norton"

January 29, 2009  |  By ScottyVenom

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 8.0.227

Pros

Better Than Norton

Cons

Not as good as Avast or Kaspersky (does not detect or remove rootkits, cannot do bootscans)

Summary

Good, but not great protection. I uninstalled this, installed Kaspersky and it picked up on a file that AVG said was clean

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.227
Version 8.0.227 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 January 08, 2009
Version 8.0.227
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, 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 11,364,334
Downloads Last Week 21,782
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $34.99

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