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  • 5.0 stars

    "GREAT PROTECTION"

    October 23, 2012  |   By upperlake

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    EASY TO DOWNLOAD AND GREAT THAT IT IS FREE--THANX

    Cons

    CAN'T THINK OF ANY CONS

    Summary

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT PROGRAM

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  • 4.0 stars

    "GOOD ANTI VIRUS"

    October 23, 2012  |   By rodriguezd3

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    GOOD PROTECTION

    Cons

    GOOD PROTECTION

    Summary

    GOOD ANTIVIRUS

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Avoid product"

    October 22, 2012  |   By bobbis88

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    None that I could see.

    Cons

    It wouldn't install....Since it didn't want to install the first time I decided not to try again. Now, after reading all the problems others had, I'm glad I stayed with AVG 2012.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not for gamers - wish never installed"

    October 22, 2012  |   By jeannaylor

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    Gives decent level of protection

    Cons

    Biggest problem occurs during scan time which seems to take up to 10 minutes on a very fast and uncluttered gaming system. During this time most games become unstable or unplayable. FPS drops from over 70fps to 2-5 fps!! Online games fair even worse and inevitably freeze. Had none of these problems with the 2012 version. Now trying to figure this to uninstall this aggravating programme that does not live up-to Avg s usual high quality.

    Summary

    Would highly recommend that any serious gamer looks else where and does not install until AVG can sort out all the reported problems. There is no point being protected if you cant actually use your computer during scans!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't install"

    October 20, 2012  |   By ade1962

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    Easy and reasonably quick installation as far as it got

    Cons

    Won't install - I get error code 0x0070643 followed by 'writing config value failed (0xE001003E) MSI action failed'.

    My visit to their support page suggested I try virgindigitalhelp which wanted to charge me

    Summary

    Can't really summarise

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Created problem with Wifi in my PC"

    October 19, 2012  |   By rohit341

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    Only pros is that it is free

    Cons

    1. Created problem with Wifi in my PC (Laptop E430)
    2. Makes Web browsers run slow
    3. Increases boot-up time
    4. Pops-up unnecessary messages showing what all AVG has done.

    Summary

    Not a good product. Do not fell in trap to Free Anti-Virus softwares...

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  • 2.0 stars

    "A real resource hog"

    October 19, 2012  |   By musicman707

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    The usual quality free virus protection we've come to expect from AVG

    Cons

    When this new AVG scans my computer, my system slows to a crawl. I've used it on two different computers, and this aspect has been the same in each case. This is a HUGE drawback, in my opinion, and the reason I only give it 2 stars.

    Summary

    An otherwise good program severely hampered by the amount of system resources it requires.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Review of the AVG Antivirus Free 2013"

    October 19, 2012  |   By HDC667

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    it Protects my computer from any harmful data that might have a virus on and off the internet.

    Cons

    I haven't found any thing except for not firewall

    Summary

    All and all I am enjoying this product.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not install - stay away -read on for how to remove"

    October 18, 2012  |   By bgates654321

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    It is a great way to slow down your computer to a crawl (or even virtually brick it.)

    Cons

    I upgraded to 2013 from 2012. I was using 2012 on several of my machines and thought that it would be good to switch. Worse decision that I could have made.

    At first I did not know what was going on, my explorer kept crashing but explorer was not the problem. Then something seemed to be going on with my hard drive. which seemed to be damaged. After a scan things seemed to start and my machine would work for a little while. It turns out that the AVG updates were causing issues, my machine would freeze and I would reset (this only makes thigns worse. ) The failed updates were causing havoc with my hard drive. The failed updates were corrupting my hard drive. I can barely get my backup machine to work. to top it off you need AVG uninstaller to remove it. I'm still trying to get it off my mahcine. Oh and did I mention that I have to finish my MBA application. This thing has eaten up a week of my life that should have been spent polishing my application.

    Summary

    If I succeed in removing it, I will let the user community. but in teh meantime, the postive reviews are by shills, the negative reviews are by users. Stay very far away from this. Go with the alternatives, AVIRA or AVAST. Please do not use AVG, unless you are a maschoist, in which case, go for it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I.t seems to do a good job"

    October 18, 2012  |   By haroldmarcum

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2741

    Pros

    My system run better after i changed to it.

    Cons

    It seems to update a little slow sometimes. But it found a virus others did not.

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