AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Look like AVG did not make it this time"

    March 19, 2015  |   By mike53_1999

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5856

    Pros

    None with this version

    Cons

    It does funny things to my WIN7 OS so it went straight to the delete bin. AVG use to be a top shelf anti virus even the free version worked very will. But I would not recommend it to my worst friend now. Come on AVG get with the program and make something that even your mothers would have pride in.

    Summary

    do not use there are better free products out there

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Going down hill fast"

    March 11, 2015  |  

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5751

    Pros

    Ummmm... Cant think of anymore. Back in the day it was good, after my recent spat with it I cant even say with any certainty thats its safe

    Cons

    S.L O W S Y O U R S Y S T E M
    Contant freaking scanning even when I say no
    Pop ups/malware/more pops ups and add ons
    Doesnt actually stop as much as it says
    Starting to act like Vista with its constants permissions business

    Summary

    Ive used AVG for years but over the last 3 - 6 months its become a right pain in my backside. Rather than being a discreet security programme its now an offensive and interupting malware engine and has dragged my PC performance right down the plug hole. Back to good old Avast I think...

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  • 2.0 stars

    "GET OUT OF MY BROWSER"

    March 10, 2015  |   By cap263

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5751

    Pros

    UGH Please see below

    Cons

    AVG, please get out of my browser! EVERYDAY AVG is popping up, forcing this malware down my throat. Leave me alone! I don't want your toolbar and search function! Worst, AVG demands this update with a misleading "85% done!" pop-up. This is the same way malware is installed, and AVG should be considered malware for t hat reason

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  • 1.0 stars

    "THEY ARE LIARS!"

    March 7, 2015  |   By ganerd

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5751

    Pros

    After getting a virus while using trial,NONE!,
    I WISH I could rate LESS than one star and it count.

    Cons

    1. Does not for the job well as I got the SUPERFISH VIRUS!!
    2. The FREE version has GONE! Although this is LISTED as free, there is a BUY NOW link encouraging you to buy it for $31.99. ... THAT IS FREE?
    3. Also after you install the trial it stay as bad as Norton used to do and thus my reason for abandoning Norton.

    Summary

    ALTHOUGH being a loyal to AVG for YEARS, I will the new top rated, free, uncrippled Comodo or Avast I am really disappointed CNET had such high rating of such a fraud :( .

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Now, it is just malware"

    March 6, 2015  |   By stu2j

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5751

    Pros

    There is a free version

    Cons

    Bloated
    Will install add ons
    Will slow the system and web surfing
    Slows start up and causes drive thrashing
    Lots and lots of needless notifications

    Summary

    There was a time when I could not say enough good about this program. It was a free lean virus detecting machine.... Now, I can't say enough bad about it. Please stay away. It is the worst malware out there today and it causes so many problems. What makes it really bad is that disabling it will not help with the diagnosis. You have to actually uninstall the beast to discover that *IT* is the problem. Besides those items mentioned above, it kills the Win 7 network mapping feature, it interferes with Windows network diagnostic tools, it interferes with simple third party tools (like USB backup) it prevents media players etc from seeing the network, and the list goes on. I am quite certain someone will say there are "fixes" for all these things but unless you have hours to waste on it (and I certainly don't)... just move on to something that actually works. Good luck

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Blue Screen Of Death with Win7-64bit"

    March 3, 2015  |   By JimNeville

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5751

    Pros

    I used the product for many, many years. Auto update is good. Free protection worked. I understand the need to provide extras for paid users, so I didn't mind the sales push every once in a while.

    Cons

    I finally recovered from a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) problem caused by AVG. Stole what little free time I had for 5 days trying to recover. I may try AVG again someday, but only after they have sufficient time to resolve their BSOD problem. Trying Avast next and crossing fingers.

    Summary

    I'm very sad. I gave all my faith to AVG and they let me down. Recommended to all my friends and now I have to send out warnings after I find a suitable replacement.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Literally the Worst"

    March 1, 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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