AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
4.0
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.0.5751
  • Total Downloads:
    541,140,397
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $31.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.58MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    747,228
  • 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

"Literally the Worst"

March 01, 2015

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5751

Pros

nothing at ALL

Cons

takes money out and doesn't give any protection

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1 stars

"con artists"

February 23, 2015  |  By tdbunce

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5736

Pros

software ok

Cons

do not like this auto-up date of the software and taking money out of your account without you knowing until its too late

Summary

goods OK, payment auto renewal do not like at all. ask for a refund not very promising

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1 stars

"used to be good, but now..."

February 17, 2015  |  By RockonDude_87

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

Stops some viruses, nice interface

Cons

AVG used to be so good, lean, slick and did one job. Now, its bloated to the max with all sorts of rubbish and popups, I mean on valentines day I received a popup, come on guys!

Computer tune-up, seriously... so AVG will scan your computer for performance issues, gives you a report BUT you have to pay for the software to sort the mess out. I'm not a computer man but most of the stuff you can do via Windows Tools.

Summary

AVG, stick to what you know best, that is, Virus protection!

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5 stars

"In one line, always awesome."

February 07, 2015  |  By dajos2393

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

I have no idea what the other people are complaining about, AVG has always been great for me. Granted, I have never attempted to use their customer service, however, I have to say I don't pay for the program, so I can't expect much from the support side. Being an IT guy, I get that. It's pretty light weight, doesn't get in the way, and installs with a breeze. I use it on all my friends and family stuff I get sucked into (price of being the computer guy I guess). No problems.

Cons

More popups these days than before. But AVG has been free for years, and I know they have to make a buck eventually. I use it on all the freebie systems I work on (can't beat the price) and sometimes the users fall for some of the pop-ups. But again, you get what you pay for (and it's not the super heavy system intensive Norton or McCafe junk).

Also not real good at Malware detection I have noticed. Had some recent issues that I thought AVG should be able to detect before they were a problem. It did not.

Summary

Great Antivirus software (especially for the price). Keep up the good work.

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1 stars

"current avg user"

February 02, 2015

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

it does its job well

Cons

its ****** stupid with customer support i tried to report a possible malware website and the ******* website for avg has no way to even give feed back its like the makers were like i got this shut the **** up we need no help we know everything. the website that is a possible malware is as follows with a B the end gldvite.com/opwaqsv1 hope they get to this, they wont but i though i would leave this here so you might find this review if you search this with a search engine

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3 stars

"Convert to Free after "Free" 30-day Trial of Regular"

January 29, 2015  |  By melody.nguyen1

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

Decent and non-bulky antivirus protection (after converting to just free version).

Cons

Lots of notifications to upgrade, download another free trial, etc.
High CPU usage after 30-day trial leading to computer being overworked/useless.

Summary

I just need to have a report somewhere that I had such a bad experience after ignoring all the notifications to upgrade to full AVG 2015 after my 30-day trial ended. I thought I already had the free version in use and didn't have to do anything more. But then one day, my Chrome internet browser stopped working and the fan was overworking. Mozilla couldn't navigate either. I tried restarting, same. So I uninstalled AVG 2015, that's when it asked me to convert to Free Version. I didn't because I just wanted to stop everything. When I uninstalled and restarted, my browsers could finally access the web and the fan didn't sound like it was running nonstop. It was just frustrating not being able to access the internet one day out of the blue.

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2 stars

"Can't connect to internet"

January 18, 2015

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

Quick scan, which found virus's that my previous software didn't.

Cons

With the firewall and the online shield activated I can not connect to the internet. Even trusted websites.

Summary

Uninstalling!

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1 stars

"This is the worst antivirus software"

January 11, 2015

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

Nothing just does what other do.

Cons

Buggy, no customer support, horrible web support.

Summary

On installing it my internet connection went down. It suggested something called AVG_BEF fix, but then it corrupted my network drivers. I ended up with a blue screen error. could not get them back even after multiple installations. There is no customer support. Their website support is horrible. Questionnaire does not allow submission. It is a trap. Please avoid this software at all cost.

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1 stars

"seriously? wth happened to avg?"

December 28, 2014  |  By bevykona

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

it's free that is the only pro. chicken pox are free, too, but who wants them?

Cons

oh em gee. it used to be the one we all used and i always told all my friends, use avg, it's awesome. it's the opposite of awesome. it slows down everything, including my brand new computer that i removed mcafee from and a scan takes for freakin' ever. also the pop up ads trying to sell you something else. really? popup blockers don't even work at their constant nagging you to upgrade, buy this, etc. it's crap. (i don't think crap is profanity, but if i get scolded, i'll change that word) eye roll

Summary

don't do it. and whatever you do, do NOT load the 30 day free trial of the version with all the bells and whistles. it will never leave you alone. ever. the free version isn't worth the hassle.

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1 stars

"don't like"

December 17, 2014  |  By jonpooris

 |  Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

Pros

there are no pros

Cons

It took over everything. It questioned every other cleaning programs I use. I took it off immediately.

Summary

I dislike it, after several years off bragging on AVG to friends, having them install it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.0.5751
  • Fixed issue with memory leak in Online Shield.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date February 26, 2015
Date Added February 26, 2015
Version 2015.0.5751
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.58MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_5751p1_177.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 541,140,397
Downloads Last Week 747,228
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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