AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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    "AVG has gone WAY downhill!!"

    May 4, 2013  |   By sglum

    Pros

    Can't think of any at this point

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to remove AVG toolbar. AVG actively blocks its removal and I had to download a third party application (Revo) to remove.

    Summary

    Until 2013, I've used AVG for years and been quite satisfied. Why the change AVG? Stop taking advantage of those who aren't computer savvy enough to recognize and deal with your malware-like tactics. Look at AVG's poor rating on BBB (F!). Google "avg complaints" and read the truth. I installed MSE instead.

    Updated on May 8, 2013

    My review is true. I am not a troll. My review is not about AVG Secure Toolbar being installed on my husband's computer. It is about the malware tactics the software employs after installation to prevent its removal. Had I been able to uninstall the software without downloading a 3rd party application, I never would have posted here.

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  • Reply by Gold Dust on May 6, 2013

    This review is 100% untrue, you are a troll.

  • Reply by tydicea on May 5, 2013

    Another alleged AVG user who'd been using for years and still doesn't know that if you don't want the AVG Secure Toolbar, you simply do a custom install to select what components you want. Just another troll.

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