AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "pretty good"

    December 9, 2014  |   By Ion_cel_Ionescu

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    pretty good, and free

    Cons

    no problems so far

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  • 2.0 stars

    "test for download"

    December 4, 2014  |   By userdownloadgnou

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

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    Excellent program, i recommed it

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Good...if you like AVG's adware"

    November 29, 2014  |   By PowerUser2014

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    Decent antivirus protection.

    Cons

    Resets your home pages and search boxes across all browser's to use AVG's home page and garbage search service. Even if you go and change your home page AVG will reset it again.

    It also frequently interrupts what you are trying to accomplish on your computer with irritating notifications dialogs.

    At the end of every year it incessantly throws popups until you have the time to completely reinstall the program with one or two reboots.

    A large portion of the user interface is dedicated to reminding you that you have not paid them any money and there is better protection to be had...for a price.

    No thank you.

    Summary

    There's a reason it's free: it's going to irritate you into uninstalling it.

    I was a faithful user for many years, but it has continued to decline to the point where it wastes MUCH more time than it's worth.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Trouble fromthe beginniing"

    November 16, 2014  |   By DakotaSpirit

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    A Mess, why bother

    Summary

    If you want a slow computer and a real mess, use this, it will happen to you in time. Especially if your using windows 8

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent program, i recommed it!"

    November 13, 2014  |   By nettingier

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It used to be way better."

    November 7, 2014  |   By Darren Dheilly

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    It keeps you safe on line and that is essential today. I still use the free one and I was happy until AVG told me one day after an update, that I did not have the resources to use it effectivly..." No biggie as I was planning to increase my Ram anyway and went to 2 GB on my old Dell laptop and all was good. I still use the old 2013 AVG one and I am happy with it,

    Cons

    But I tried the new free one here on my shinny HP desktop and I tried the on line,
    or the On Demand scan. It ran slow - OK, but what made me really mad was it removed my "rundll" and each time I start my system it Beeps twice telling me that rundll is gone. AVG free removed it and did not even reinstall it when I tried to roll it back - AVG It thought it was a Virus... Now my rundll is gone into "Zen" space - The "Zen" What ? and My stem is really slow now...

    Summary

    It was too Bloating and I do not like the Nagware telling me to update it. So use the 2014 free one, Run an on demand scan and maybe you too will just sit and wonder : "What Now ?" My system has to go to the shop. I do not want to reinstall my OS. for one file, as the "Extract" command did not work. and with no rundll the Windows repair option did not work, and the system restore did not help either.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Made Firefox unusable"

    November 7, 2014  |   By Dogen183

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    - Worked great until I upgraded

    Cons

    - The SafeSearch and whatever else it added to Firefox caused the browser to balloon, such that if I reboot my computer and then open Firefox I immediately get a warning that I'm low on memory.

    Summary

    I had to uninstall both AVG and Firefox to claw back my RAM. Firefox I reinstalled.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "one of the best"

    November 6, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    -has improved over previous version: is much lighter.
    -does a thorough job at protecting your surfing habits (the additional software many are so concerned with, linkscanner, is very useful and effective at protecting your internet usage. in the past it was buggy, but seems to be working good now. nice to see they have ironed out the problems. i have tried several and only mcafee siteadvisor and bitdefender's trafficlight are in the same league. all the others are definitively inferior).
    -avg proxy and search protection is excellent.
    -solid scores in private labs.
    -respectable company.
    -repaired a installation bug a previous version had.
    -honest reporting (hacked programs are identified as hacked, not as trojans to scare user)

    Cons

    solid free protection ... what's not to like? has some reg scanners and performance stuff or something (not sure if they are paid upgrade or what ... i don't use them, just pretend they're not there and you'll stay happy:) also, turn off notifications is the settings.

    Summary

    avg had taken a bit of a bump in the last several years. this new version seems to have set it back on track, and placed it near the front of the pack once again. good to see this software giant has come out swinging again.

    Updated on Nov 29, 2014

    -i've been trying their quick tune up feature, it is free but has an upgrade. i find registry cleaners an odd feature for antivirus companies, cuz they can sometimes screw your system up. that said, i like registry cleaners and tried it. it ran good on my system. included in scan and cleanup was 1) registry cleaner 2) junk files 3) disk defragger 4) broken shortcuts. all in all, even though i like it, if you're inexperienced with computers, perhaps just ignore this feature. i do numerous backups just incase.

    -also has a dedicated rootkit scanner.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "WARNING - ADVANCED USERS ONLY"

    November 5, 2014  |   By rodrupp

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    The anti virus itself is useful and easy to use

    Cons

    REPEATEDLY tries to install other AVG products which are nothing but MALWARE and BLOATWARE!
    Uses sneaky tactics to get you to accidentally install other AVG products!
    During instalation, DO NOT click "Automatic Install (recommended)". Select CUSTOM INSTALL and remove all items (unless there is one you really want).

    Summary

    Unfortunately AVG is one of the few free, good antivirus programs. Use it only if you are willing to deal with annoying requests to install useless AVG products. Do not install this for your mom / grandfather / friend who is bad with technology / etc.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love it!!!"

    October 28, 2014  |   By pbike908

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    Free, and doesn't bother me with pop ups to buy the full version! I also recommend free version of Malwarebytes and TDSS killer. Granted, I probably don't have stout real time protection, but manually running Malwarebytes and TDSS killer periodically makes me feel secure.

    Cons

    Not the full version, but good enough for me!

    Summary



    Updated on Oct 28, 2014

    I was a user of free Avast, however, I switched due to Avast annoying me with pop ups to buy the full version.

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