AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing. Meets all my needs."

    December 4, 2012  |   By EchidnafaceKillah

    Pros

    I've used AVG Free for several years now and it has been an excellent tool. In my place of business we use Sophos Enterprise Edition, but AVG still detects more viruses/malware than Sophos, despite being free. Along with this, it is very good at cleaning the malware, not just simply reporting it as other software tends to do.

    Cons

    It is slowly becoming more bogged down with bloatware and tricks to attempt users to install toolbars, etc. during installation. If you disable all the junk and install the core features, it's a great tool.

    Summary

    AVG doesn't detect every piece of malware, but no virus scanner ever will. The rate at which malware is written and distributed is extremely rapid, so it would be impossible to keep up 100%. Even so, AVG seems to do a significantly better job than its competitors and you can't beat the price.

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