AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

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    May 21, 2015
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AVG AntiVirus comes in three models: Free, Pro, and Internet Security. AntiVirus Free includes AVG's antivirus engine, Link Protection, and File Shredder. Pro adds protection like Online Shield and Data Safe. Internet Security offers Pro features as well as Anti-Spam and Enhanced Firewall. AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 has moved away from Windows 8 Modern's flat appearance to a more button-centric, streamlined interface, and the app is paired with AVG's Zen for managing scans remotely.


A basic security kit with a bonus: AVG AntiVirus Free can fulfill your everyday security needs with its powerful antivirus scanning engine, software behavior tracking tool, and link and email scanner. In addition, the suite is compatible with the new AVG Zen, which allows you to check your Windows, Mac, and Android devices. You can log in on your PC or via Android app to schedule scans, view malware reports, and troubleshoot from anywhere.

Intuitive design: Large overlay buttons separate tool categories, and quick toggle buttons are easily accessible for both touch navigation and traditional mouse and keyboard.

Commendable protection: AVG scored 96.5 percent in real-world protection for malware blocked in AV-Comparative's September 2014 report. That puts AVG well above the industry average, though not at the top of the list. The antivirus detection engine has been improved, as shown in the reduced number of false positives in AV-Comparative's tests.


Busy menu: AVG placed large submenu icons over the more functional buttons -- Antivirus Scans, Performance Fix, and Definition Update. Removing extraneous icons for tools that require a license upgrade would improve the UI.

Aggressive selling model: In our tests, we were turned off by aggressive advertising to upgrade to the paid version. Also, with many features and tools displayed but grayed out, AntiVirus Free felt like it was missing pieces, even with so many tools available.

Bottom Line

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 has improved upon a well-designed security tool kit. While the busy layout takes some getting used to, the underlying antivirus engine continues to show improvement, outperforming previous years' results and many competitors, and AVG's Zen is a great boon if you're managing multiple devices.

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"A once-great program goes down the toilet..."

May 24, 2015  |  By schwaber

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961


There cannot be any when then program refuses (4 times, 2 downloads) to install!


Absolutely refuses to install with four tries over two different downloads, returning two different error messages (1 set for each of the two install downloads) .


It's been many years since I've had this much trouble installing a program (and I go back to the old DOS Command Line days...). The install program variously tells me that either there is simply an installation error or alternatively that the install code - which self-populates during the installation process - is incorrect; both errors were reported for each of the two downloads.

It's sad to see a great old program enter its age of senility...

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May 22, 2015  |  By jeanneej

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961


None that I have experienced


Will not update, after searching and searching their website I finally found a phone number to which all I keep getting is someone that wants to remote into my computer, THAT IS NOT HAPPENING, and when I refused that sent me a link to Remove AVG and reinstall and the remover does not work AT ALL. called back again and again only option is to let them remote in and again that is not happening!!


I am not even using the free version I paid for this nonsense!!!! And it is more like I paid to put a virus on my computer and no one wants to fix the issue. Was told "a lot of customers are experiencing this issue" so that just tells me that is a rip off. Save your money go with a different anti virus because this one doesn't work regardless if you pay or not.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2015.0.5961
  • Firewall supports Windows 10, and all upgrades from previous Windows versions to Windows 10.
  • Minor text arrangements in UI dialogs.
  • Fixed issue with Online Shield scanning blocking access certificate for www.unipass.co.uk.
  • Fixed issue with Firewall blocking internet access when Banco do Brasil software (WinDivert) is installed.
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date May 21, 2015
Date Added May 21, 2015
Version 2015.0.5961
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.7MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_5961p1_177.exe
Total Downloads 548,962,652
Downloads Last Week 575,219
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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