AVG Anti-Virus

AVG Anti-Virus

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 997 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2011
  • Total Downloads:
    11,472,306
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 28, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $34.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14,757
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 9 votes

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    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

"Works well"

October 08, 2010  |  By sandylns

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

New version works in the background without intrusive messages.

Cons

Could be faster when doing complete scan.

Summary

Pro version is well worth the money. Free version is also good but, does not have all the features of the pro edition. Have absolutely no problems with this software and not aware of any inherant faults.

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5 stars

"its the best defence for my computer"

October 05, 2010  |  By BAXTERM3

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

keeps you up to date with regular updates for all virus's loads of useful tools

Cons

I have not found anything to dislike about this product

Summary

it has loads of useful tools, such as antispam/spyware has a brilliant firewall , has even Identity protection which has proved most valuable, tools to many to mention but this product has to be the BEST for me and my system thanks AVG !!

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5 stars

"Easy to understand"

October 05, 2010  |  By badleftpin

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

Ease of use and non-invasive.

Cons

I like everything about this product.

Summary

AVG just sits there in the background giving you all the protection you need. I'm on free trial at the moment but will certainly buy it!

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4 stars

"An impressive product"

September 30, 2010  |  By Deepankasr

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

cloud protection has presumably increased its detection and blocking power

Cons

Link and email scanners show active signs but shows e mails checked 0 and link scanner is not visible in the browser.

Summary

An impressive product except the above cons.

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5 stars

"Love it - Fast and Complete"

September 30, 2010  |  By thoughtlabs

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

[1] speedy - faster [seemingly way faster] than it used to be
[2] better background scanning performance
[3] found a virus on my system that previous version did not - nice!

Cons

[1] Chrome support would be nice
[2] where is online scanner? want to upload files while surfing web

Summary

Overall a very good effort from AVG. Really seems to be an improvement over 9.0. Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"Outstanding"

September 29, 2010  |  By MonikaSmoo

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

I thought I'd try AVG and it's just as good as Norton but free. Norton's days are over. This is very easy to use and does NOT slow down my PC. I can only assume the negative reviews are bogus.

Cons

It;s a little fuglly, but it works extremely well. Has already intercepted several viruses any spyware attacks in the last couple of days. It's a jungle out there ... get protected!

Summary

AVG is giving Symantec a run for their money. Top quality security doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg anymore. I'm very pleased with this download ... so far :-)

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4 stars

"Finally... An AVG Product I would use."

September 29, 2010  |  By The_Light_Bringer

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

AVG Now includes the following new features:
-Behavior Based Protection
-Anti-Rootkit
-Better Configuration
-Improved Background Scanning Performance
-Cloud Technologies (Community Protection)
-Better Malware Protection.

Cons

-Glitch in top right corner of user interface.
-Non-flexible Heuristics Engine.
-shuts down its resident shield service. (Required a Re-install.)
-No download Analysis
-No Unwanted Termination Protection. (I could shut it down.)

Summary

This is a good Anti-Virus product... and if it fixed the cons I mentioned below it would be great. Process protection would be handy in the event of a scareware infection... or infection by a malicious rootkit or worm. What good is Antivirus protection if it can't execute and can be blocked by trojans? While it did detect some things that more well known Vendors like Avira and Avast did not... it flunked in maintaining that detection. It also presents a lack of download analysis... which is vital period if you're going to use the internet. What I do like about the product is the fact that it now runs much quieter in the background after it's been configured properly.

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1 stars

"Seems to not be compatible with hotamil"

September 28, 2010  |  By dglimpse

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

seems to install easily and protect well

Cons

appears to have rendered my hotmail account useless

Summary

I installed AVG 2011 and now cannot view or send emails - i cannot even add text in the text box for new emails.

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1 stars

"DON'T EVEN CONSIDER TO DOWNLOAD THIS!!!!"

September 28, 2010  |  By colinh25

 |  Version: AVG Anti-Virus 2011

Pros

NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

slows down computer to the point where it's unresponsive.

Summary

i spent 2 hours repairing the damage this program did to my computer.... don't download this!!! you will be sorry!!!! Stick with MSE it's way better :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2011
Version 10.0 includes enhanced LinkScanner and Email Scanner and adds new features, such as Social Networking Protection, Smart Scanning, Autofix Button, Community Protection Network, and Protective Cloud Technology.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date September 28, 2010
Date Added September 28, 2010
Version 2011
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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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