AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Used To Love AVG until download problem."

    April 24, 2013  |   By albogs

    Pros

    Worked fine for years. Free.

    Cons

    It recently would not let me download anything. Slowed my computer. Maybe once or twice let a virus in but never anything major that I remember.

    Summary

    Worked fine for years, even though a bit slow (but it was FREE!). (I run IE7 & Vista). Updated 2013 & started getting a "(file,.jpg, .pdf,.exe, etc) contained a virus and was deleted" alert everytime I tried to download anything. Ran some anti-virus programs (fm thumbdrive) & discovered nothing. I removed AVG (I thought) via Control Panel. Same problem.

    On Windows website someone recommended completely removing AVG using the AVG Remover, as well as the Control Panel method. It worked! Evidently there was some stray AVG cmd that caused the problem. I'm reluctant to reinstall AVG now as I was close to having to pay someone to solve the problem. Thank God for the nice recommendation.

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  • Reply by tydicea on April 27, 2013

    If I were you I'd seriously consider updating that browser. That maybe part of your problem getting infected.

  • Reply by Gold Dust on April 24, 2013

    Revo Uninstaller works great, REVO gets everything out.

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