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AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24628 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.0.6140
  • Total Downloads:
    554,410,588
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $31.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.82MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    339,377
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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3 stars

"Good but one issue"

August 23, 2015  |  By SmallFamilyof3A

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.6125

Pros

The good part: Virus Cleaned. Issue: The virus added porn images to our PC. Even after the virus was AVG, the porn images remained. I had to download another software called 'Porn Terminator' from CNET to find and delete all porn. Their website is http://www.pornterminator.com. I had the same issue with another anti-virus software. Virus is deleted but the porn remains!!! I would have been angry if my 6 yr old son saw those image !!!

Cons

The good part: Virus Cleaned. Issue: The virus added porn images to our PC. Even after the virus was AVG, the porn images remained. I had to download another software called 'Porn Terminator' from CNET to find and delete all porn. Their website is http://www.pornterminator.com. I had the same issue with another anti-virus software. Virus is deleted but the porn remains!!! I would have been angry if my 6 yr old son saw those image !!!

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4 stars

"Works fine on XP. V 2015.0.5315 / 2015.0.6086 (FREE)"

August 09, 2015  |  By JoeGonsalves

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.6125

Pros

It seems to do its job quietly in the background.
Fixed the problems Microsoft Security Essentials was causing.
Plan to use it on another XP laptop.

Cons

Have not had a problem yet.

Summary

Very old Gateway Profile 5 AIO Desktop with XP SP3

AVG 2015.0.5315 / 2015.0.6086 (FREE) been just fine since Oct.2014

Never tried "Fix Performance". There are better tools out there for that.

I guess there's nothing that clashes with it on my box.
I just leave it to do its main job.

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1 stars

"Not Working on XP"

August 01, 2015  |  By atkin5678

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.6086

Pros

No Pro for this product as I cannot run it.

Cons

Not compatible with XP maybe because the CPU has does not have SSE2.

Summary

Got another Anti Virus that works.

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1 stars

"will not install, crashes!"

August 01, 2015  |  By alcamii

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.6086

Pros

never got that far!

Cons

never got that far!

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1 stars

"Added on useless programs"

July 29, 2015  |  By peechdoctor

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.6086

Pros

None. It's just bad.

Cons

Everything. It doesn't work like it used to.

Summary

I had AVG free on my old comp and it worked great. I used the pc maintenance often. It would scan and then "fix" the problems. Now after the scan is completed and i click "fix", it directs me to their web site to download some other pc clean up type program and two new icons appear on the desktop. Then it starts to run some "one click maintenance" thingy that i don't want. My son tried to get on the internet and there was a pop up from AVG blocking everything. When we tried to "x" out of it, it opened yet another pop up asking us to buy something. I was planning on buying the full version due to it working so well before, but after this experience, no thank you. What is all the new crap they added?? Dear AVG, if it isn't broke, don't fix it.

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1 stars

"AVG HIJACKED MY BROWSER!!!!!!!"

July 25, 2015  |  By road7

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.6086

Pros

None, uninstalling

Cons

AVG HIJACKED MY BROWSER !!!!!! With the help of yahoo, avg web tune or whatever its called hijacked my browser. I don't trust this program anymore. Im uninstalling and looking for new virus protection.

Summary

I guess after all these years and downloads they feel comfortable enough to hijack browsers and install bloatware. Uninstalling and finding new virus protection.

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4 stars

"good but not best"

June 28, 2015  |  By adrin.sc

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961

Pros

good detect and beautiful interface

Cons

no pasword protection for own.
very ram usage about 200 mg
very ad

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1 stars

"Download with "CAUTION"!"

June 20, 2015  |  By akabarbieq

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961

Pros

Its free(?)

Cons

Wanted to rate 0 Stars but won't let me!
After installing AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 (Uninstalled @ 4 hrs later!):
#4. Annoying pop ups, blocking me from going to sites.
e.g.: Walmart online, Military.com (All 4 times)
#3. Computer ran very sluggish - the whole time (All 4 times)
#2. Computer locked up/crashed - a lot (All 4 times)
Average lock ups/crashes per 10 minutes: 2
#1. The worst of all - When the initial scan finished (no infections):
I started getting pop ups saying "Windows is not genuine"!
(This only happened with the 2015 version. See summary)

Summary

I did my homework - I did the math!
AVG AntiVirus has consistently high ratings:
> #2 in Anti-virus Software
>Excellent - Editor's Rating
> 4 stars - Average User's Rating(All Versions)
>The write ups were very praising
>Seemed to have what I needed.
So, I gave 'em a shot. 4 times! 4 different versions! 4 different O.S.!
(Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
Each time, I hoped the new version fixed the problems I had &/or maybe
it was my old computer & its O.S. - & remember - cnet did rank AVG #2,
& gave them high ratings & praises! They must be good! Right! (?)

WRONG !

If AVG is great, its "only" on paper! Every time I installed AVG's AntiVirus software, I had the same problems. (See cons) I did the math but came up
with very different answers!
The first 3 installs, with all their disastrous effects, were an easy fix. I did
complete uninstalls, removed all files & registry entries made by software. My
computers ran like they did before the installs - GREAT!
This install has no easy, nor cheap, fix! The complete uninstall didn't fix
the Windows problem. (See cons - especially #1)
Tried entering my Product Key but says its not good.
I bought/registered (Fry's) 5 yrs ago & now Microsoft says I have to buy a new Product Key if I can't find my receipt!

* * * WARNING * * *

DOWNLOAD WITH MUCH CAUTION!

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1 stars

"What the hell happened"

June 17, 2015  |  By davesicecream

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961

Pros

Like others have said AVG FREE used to be great, but now.... man does this stink. Bloat ware, intrusive messages, s.l.o.w....

Meh, I'm moving on

Cons

Meh, I'm moving on

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1 stars

"I have used AVG before, never again"

June 10, 2015  |  By TeapartyMember

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961

Pros

Insures shady techs will have plenty of business from you.

Cons

fake anti-virus, more of a virus magnet.

Summary

does not remove viruses, it just acts like it does. This is a program that shady techs like, because it insure constant return business for them. They will have to come and remove the viruses AVG says it has removed, because it never removed it in the first place. Plus, no matter how hard you try to keep your computer clean, and watch sites you go to, you will have more viruses with this program than any other.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.0.6140

FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
  • Text arrangements in user interface for Antivirus and E-mail Scanner components.
  • Fixed issue of E-mail Scanner with specific custom servers settings blocking receiving e-mails.
  • Fixed issue of Anti-Rootkit compatibility with Windows 10.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date August 28, 2015
Date Added August 28, 2015
Version 2015.0.6140
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.82MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_6140p1_177.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 554,410,588
Downloads Last Week 339,377
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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