AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24617 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.0.5961
  • Total Downloads:
    548,551,634
  • Date Added:
    May 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $31.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    486,914
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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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1 stars

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

May 24, 2015  |  By schwaber

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961

Pros

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

Cons

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) .

Summary

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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1 stars

"HORRIBLE PRODUCT & CUSTOMER SERVICE"

May 22, 2015  |  By jeanneej

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5961

Pros

None that I have experienced

Cons

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!!

Summary

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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5 stars

"software is very good and meets all of my needs"

May 19, 2015

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5863

Pros

This is the perfect software that I have been looking for as we use it at work.

Cons

I couldn't find any issues with this software

Summary

This is a very good antivirus software and i advise everyone to use it

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3 stars

"Great but.."

May 01, 2015  |  By Jason Adriel

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5863

Pros

Free
Detects most viruses

Cons

False detections
EVERYTIME
Seriously.
What the ****.

Summary

Still a good one to use if you want to be cautious.
Beware of all the ******* false detection WHY THE FUC...

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2 stars

"Buggy version"

April 14, 2015  |  By drzyta

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5863

Pros

It's an anti-virus and it works as such. It's also free.

Cons

Updater of the current version repeatedly cause problems with my Windows 7 computer. In order to prevent it from happening again and again I had to turn off automatic updater for AVG. So that now causes a different problem. When it's time for AVG to update itself and it can't update, instead of protecting computer real time with the older version of the software, it suspends itself and doesn't protect computer at all.

Summary

AVG have been my anti-virus of choice for many years, but now I am so frustrated with it that I am about to uninstall it and get something else instead.

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5 stars

"works very efficiently with win 7 32 bit"

April 12, 2015

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5863

Pros

AVG continues to provide light weight version of the program as well as the installer as compared to other antivirus products and this time the product is also very light on boot up.
No slowing down of your pc even you are using slow end computer.
It provides most of the features free of cost which are enough for a normal user including salient web security.
Now AVG has a more user friendly appearance making it more attractive.
The daily update are also very small enabling a slow net user to update daily without and trouble

Cons

AVG force you to change the default home page and search engine in your all browsers to one suggested by it. It also requests to install add-on for safe browsing but this generally results in slowing down browsing speed.

Summary

AVG has improved over the years and this time it all has a more user friendly and attractive user interface. It is light weight and since installation i have not found any problems caused by it. This time it is simply awesome and i would recommend it to everyone.

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5 stars

"AVG IS EXCELLENT"

April 05, 2015  |  By Eddie O Sullivan

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5863

Pros

I would recommend AVG to everyone!

Cons

There are no cons what so ever!

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5 stars

"It seems to do a good job."

March 26, 2015  |  By haroldmarcum

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5856

Pros

It does not slow you down updates often.

Cons

None it does a good job.

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5 stars

"solid protection"

March 21, 2015  |  By ChoiceVoice

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5856

Pros

-the newest version of avg is very very light on boot up. and testing shows it runs very lite on system, and i can confirm that on my windows 7 64 bit. this is a considerable improvement over their product from a year ago.
-fairly solid detection and cleaning according to labs (not the best, but very good)
virusbullitin, last 11 of 12 tests avg had a vb100 award. av comparables gave avg an advanced + rating, thats the hightest. in denis labs they passed, but not hightest grade. so they had lots and lots of tests done and came out pretty high overall.
-avgs web protection is excellent, and now fairly hidden/silent unless something malicious occurs.

Cons

-i've never been very good with spam detectors, and am unsure if it helps much.
-not a fan of registry cleaners as part of av solutions. but that seems to be the trend now a days. during install, you don't need to select it if you don't want it ... just do a custom install.

Summary

still one of the best av companies around. solid protection, and lite on system. and company is respectable. product is constantly tested in labs, and the engine is their own (they didn't just shell a bitdefender engine like manhy asian avs freq. do).

Updated on Mar 21, 2015

oops, i was referring to the avg pro/paid version in my review. everything is same in free version but doesn't have spam filter.

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2 stars

"Originally loved it, until the update"

March 19, 2015  |  By Jason N

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5856

Pros

+works like advertised

Cons

-wiped files...

Summary

After installing the newest AVG update, my windows settings were wiped, my peripheral drivers were reset, and my documents all deleted. It would appear that AVG decided to delete every single thing that was not a program file, and reset my desktop and windows settings. I had multiple notepads that I used to make lists of things to do, upcoming sales, anime, movies, ect. Those are now all gone. I do realize that it is my fault for not backing up my files anytime recently, but still! I should not lose things over a simple update. The reason I am giving 2 stars is because AVG worked like a charm beforehand and I never had any issues with it in the past years. Im done with AVG now, never again.

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Full Specifications

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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.
General
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
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 548,551,634
Downloads Last Week 486,914
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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