AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent program, i recommed it!"

    March 9, 2006  |   By rush-o

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    This is a FREE antivirus program that is one of the reasons i like this program. It also has many great Virus removing options, scans, and many other features. There are always updates available for the most uptodate protection against viruses. It warns you right away with a box that says you have a virus, what would u like to do with it, and it is user-friendly, the average person would enjoy it! And its FREE...

    Cons

    The use of memory is an issue, it would help if this program can use less pc memory.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Beats the rest"

    March 7, 2006  |   By Albert Ko

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    This could be the best free anti-virus software around. You might think about Avast, but it's kinda ineffective and memory hog. AVG does not take up much memory, and it scans lightning fast.

    FASTER THAN ANY OTHER PAID SOFTWARE!!

    Furthermore, there are always update for it, although it is free.

    Cons

    I do have to agree with some others that its interface is kind of old-fashion Windows 95 style.

    But who cares?

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Stick with AVG"

    March 6, 2006  |   By franklinmaharaj

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    It's free, and it can take care of a few viruses.

    Cons

    The real time protection did cause my computer to seriously crash, even though it does not take up too much memory. I would rate this product much higher if it wern't for AVG, which has a much better virus scan and real time scanning

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent one"

    March 5, 2006  |   By mishaal6

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    For a long time i used norton antivirus was was quite good, but the latest 2006 edition was a horrible experince for me, the reaosn being it made yhe system literally crawl.@ not work properly. avg free edition is excellent touse, very fast but very efficient.it found virus from my pc from the files which norton was scannng for past 6 mnths. 5 star stuff

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  • 5.0 stars

    "grate product and save"

    March 4, 2006  |   By rainkk

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    prattical juse

    Cons

    everything ok.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "AVG-Good&Free....=)"

    March 3, 2006  |   By TufenHuden

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    Free edition is a great AV program-

    it's has virus updates all the time-

    not 2x a month but at least once a day,

    most of the time-and it does catch-Virus's,

    better with Norton-maybe AVG free doesn't

    give you tech support-at least it has a fourm-another secret to removing virus's

    do a can in safe mode-good chance-you will-

    get rid of you problem-Norton's I paid for and if I wanted any Tech support-unless it has changed recently-you had to pay for it.

    Cons

    Interface is dated a bit but the vers-6

    was really outdated-but hey for free you can't beat it...And renember it's freeware...=).Another thing the Virus vault-wish had more options to clean or

    delete virus defenitions...I still give a

    *****even the cons included....

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good for Price"

    March 3, 2006  |   By Miril Strike

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    The numeber one thing is it is obviously free, which is always nice. It can pick up some items, and updates around every four days with newer definitions. It is good if you cannot afford a better program that requires a payment.

    It is an easy to use program and can be navigated by nearly anyone.

    Cons

    The interface needs a lot of work, it looks more like Windows 95. The program doesn't really catch too many items as other programs and doesn't have a firewall bundled in it.

    There is no customer support for it, which is understandable since you are not paying for it.

    The test item doesn't work properly. If you select an item, it will scan the exterior shell and will say whatever that is in the exterior shell, not just the item you scanned. Also, testing a "single" item doesn't remove it, they will make you scan fully.

    There are some better programs out there, a good free one is Avast, but it isn't the greatest. For being free, it is pretty good but does not include a firewall ethier. I reccommend if you have the money get Norton, it may scan slow, but has very fresh definitions and catches the most things I have used. (Note: It only hogs memory when scanning, which isn't a big deal, but a lot of people seem to think so. Programs like McAfee hog all the time due even when not scanning.)

    There are also some techniques that you can practice to nearly virus free, such as don't download anything that is less than the file size should be. This is especially with P2P clients. So many people actually download programs that are 875.8 KB big, which is very ignorant. Right away, you can tell it is no good because of its size. Always look at what you plan to download, and download from trusted sources when avaible.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Bug-free and effective!"

    March 3, 2006  |   By whitexaf

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    Has not caused any problems with my computer or OS, unlike the costly security suite I was running before.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good at what it does"

    March 3, 2006  |   By davaal

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    this program has kept me Virus free in spite of my questionable surfing judgement.

    it runs in the background and doesnt get in the way. i set my scheduler and when i wake up, i'm confident that its done its job

    run it in conjunction with FF and some excellent scripts and extentions and you'll be clean.

    Cons

    -no P2P shield

    -ran another virus prog for kicks and found 2 trojans on my on my file server

    -doesnt protect you from IM worms

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free,Simple And powerful"

    March 2, 2006  |   By thexrooster

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 7.1.375

    Pros

    AVG Free is The best free antivirus and one of the best antivirus of all time. although it doesnt Detect all viruses it does detect the ones that reallt count and if you do not have AVG Antivirus your computer is most likely infected with one or more viruses your antivirus did not find I suggest you download this its Free! Easy to use and overall a good antivirus.

    Dont forget to visit Grisoft's site they have a Small virus cleaner (Vcleaner) it removes some of the worst viruses out there very easily.

    Cons

    doesnt detect viruses in archived files (.zip,.rar) You can use avast for that though they make a good team.

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