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AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Please don't install this program, it's a PUP!!!"

    April 22, 2014  |   By dalekskaro

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    It's helped me learn how to remove malicious deep rooted PUPs from my computer by being one. I've never been tech savvy before today but I can safely say AVG has taught me two things: 1. CNET is happy to promote PUPs which appear to Anti-viruses. I'd recommend this program to my worst enemies and war criminals. 2. Tread carefully when installing "antiviruses" you may very well regret it.

    Cons

    I had to take very nearly drastic measures to get rid of this thing. I'm very lucky that I had great success with removing this thing by restoring my computer to a save date two weeks ago. AND shredding the remaining files 100 times using Spybot.

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM!!!! It is NOT a helpful anti-virus, it is a PUP masquerading as one. Avast, Malwarebytes, and Spybot are the best programs out there. I went out of my way to make a CNET account to warn everybody about this malicious program. PLEASE TAKE HEED!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is a great product"

    April 22, 2014  |   By slickmachines

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    Works great

    Cons

    No issues.

    Summary

    This works as expected

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unethical business"

    April 21, 2014  |   By Danny3xd

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    Works, simple.

    Cons

    Can not be trusted as AVG it self uses malware

    Summary

    Their search can not be removed. They not only provide anti-malware. They provide the malware as well.

    I am boycotting their products and asking others to join me.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "AVG2014 ignores settings...but better than nothing(?)"

    April 17, 2014  |   By jhudson253

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    does seem* to provide protection for:
    antivirus, scans* (scheduled, etc), supposedly ID Protection(?)... separate sections for Computer, Identity, Email, Web Browsing, Firewall ... and settings all refer to the same "settings index" (not sure if this is a 'Pro' or not).

    Cons

    ignores the box "Heal infections automatically" (I UN-checked this box, to receive notifications of what it may find, but scan report indicates that it "healed" Many* files anyway, of its own accord. 'Support' is one big circle. Tried using their Forum, but no help there either. Still have No Idea where it stores the Reports... can't find it/them, No Help thru support or forum so far (about a week now). Had to turn Off scheduled scans until I can figure out how to get it to Stop removing, altering, files it says* are "infected". Oh, & no explanation as to what the 'infection' might be, that I can determine.
    Maybe I Shouldn't* have opted for the free 30-day Premium trial*!

    Summary

    unsure... except support seems to be non-exixtent (except for the one moderator I noticed that lives in the Czech Republic*...and he's not an AVG tech*). Interface looks 'complicated enough' to appear substantial, but the fact my Settings are ignored bothers me a lot*!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "not even a star..useless paid program"

    April 16, 2014  |   By pmarie1

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2013.0.3349

    Pros

    no pros what so ever......

    Cons

    I have been using avg paid edition for quite a while...nothing ever came up and said i was protected yet had heaps of problems with cookies and pop ups..... someone suggested using spybot free and it found 114 problems first time...whydidn't AVG warn me of anything??? i called AVG tech support, we checked that everything was ticked correctly and was told AVG doesn't really help with spyware.....well your add for the paid edition says it does.....and I quote "Detects and stops viruses, threats and malware. Essential easy-to-use protection everyone needs."unquote. No other option was given to me except to send a copy of the spybot report so you can update your files. Saying new spyware isn't picked up when i had 114 errors found going back 12 months makes a total waste of money of the AVG system. They don't even offer your money back!!! joke. Buyer beware. The fee edition is enough...just use spybot search and destroy (free) as well if you really want to protect your system.

    Summary

    buyer beware....the paid version is useless as you don't get any extra protection at all!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really good.Personally, I like it very much"

    April 16, 2014  |   By Kern4477

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    Really good.Personally, I like it very much

    Cons

    Really good.Personally, I like it very much

    Summary

    Really good.Personally, I like it very much

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  • 4.0 stars

    "looks like good protection so far."

    April 16, 2014  |   By randolphgarrison1gmail

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    easy installation, scans quickly, good interface.

    Cons

    nags to purchase full suite.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not Free At All"

    April 16, 2014  |   By spawn05

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    Great Antivirus, Not a resource hog, Easy To use, works great

    Cons

    The download is free for only 29 day after that you have to pay. I really liked AVG antivirus been using it for many years and have always told everybody I know to use also. But not I won't use it or recommend it to any one else either.

    Summary

    It's very strange because the 2013 version was free with no problems.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This Stinks !!!!"

    April 13, 2014  |   By bettyboop229

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    Not a Single One !!

    Cons

    It doesn't work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary

    I have contacted my Bank and it's being Disputed on my Debit Card !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Much improved in 2014"

    April 13, 2014  |   By quartlow

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2014 2014.0.4355

    Pros

    Unobtrusive, amazingly fast hard drive scanner, not bloatware.

    Cons

    Am suspicious about the speed it scans but have been using Avast for the last 3 years and am probably just used to slow software on a speedy new desktop.

    Summary

    Used the free and paid versions of AVG 3 years ago and the free version was all that was needed as the "pro" version was over the top trying to do too much. Then the free version got bloated as well. Switched to Avast and the paid version of it was also less useful than their free version. Avast finally became too big for its britches on the April 3, 2014 update and added a useless full page at each new Firefox startup. Used the REVO uninstaller full program to remove Avast and it had deeper roots than any program I've ever removed. AVG seems to have fixed their stuff now and works fine along with the new paid version of Malware Bytes. So long, Avast - you got way too bloated and greedy.

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