AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "In one line, always awesome."

    February 7, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "current avg user"

    February 2, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Anti-Virus I have found"

    December 15, 2014  |  

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    Light Weight, Easy to Use, Simple to install, Runs effectively with no need to even keep an eye on it

    Cons

    Nothing Bad

    Summary

    AVG is really light weight as far as Anti-viruses go, if you have a RAM issue with running it, then the least of your problems is viruses (with a 126mb RAM as previously commented, you may aswell have bought a calculator by 2014) Nagware is something that comes with virtually all free software, and the only one with AVG is a daily popup asking to upgrade (ignore it for 5 seconds and its gone) simply settings to adjust can load on the computer, I have used AVG since discovering and have never had to change once and never had a single error or virus in the life of my computers, (I am an IT professional and on the hundreds of computers I have handled, not one has been effected by viruses) To avoid the change of browsers and installed of unwanted programs when installing AVG, READ THE CHECK-BOXES CAREFULLY

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