AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 24614 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.0.5863
  • Total Downloads:
    546,879,402
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $31.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    521,453
  • 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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.0.5863
  • Fixed issue with Online Shield / LinkScanner blocking print jobs on Ricoh printers.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 27, 2015
Date Added March 27, 2015
Version 2015.0.5863
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.6MB
File Name avg_free_stb_all_5863p1_177.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 546,879,402
Downloads Last Week 521,453
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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