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  • 5.0 stars

    "AVG Free The silent protector."

    October 26, 2014  |   By paulnvfc

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557


    I have tried AVG Free in the past and it has slowed my browsing down,but not this version.There are hardly any popups trying to get me to buy the paid versions unlike Avast free which nags you every day.This is great for free keep up the good work AVG.


    Not really a con but I wish there was a quick scan feature.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be good"

    October 24, 2014  |   By Mr.Mega

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557


    Might stop viruses; not really sure now since the focus seems to be only on creating pop-ups


    Pop-ups. Just upgraded to version 2015, even though it is currently 2014, I guess they can't read a calendar correctly or think they are a car manufacturer now.
    Upon returning to computer I had FOUR AVG pop ups for 1st scan, for restarting, protecting from threats (really?? just ran a scan and no threats were found last night.. so are you saying YOU installed them?) and then a panel and naturally, another replaced icon on the desktop to be deleted... again.
    Also, if you have auto-scan set for middle of the night so as not to slow down system when needing it, it can randomly set of loud noise/alarm when done for some asinine, idiotic, full-on retard reason so it can wake up the entire house at 4 or 5am for no reason.


    Used to be great.. the best (I've been working on computers since `98). Now, it seems more interested in making harassing noises and causing pop-ups for this and that and scan this and shove that.
    I've installed AVG on A LOT of people's computer, many of which have wound up buying the full version (for some reason). No longer installing it. Too many full updates that seem designed just to try and get people to overlook the fact it is default-checked to trial setting... THEN I get a call about it, "Why does it say expired?!"
    Removing items from a computer without authorization is also what I would consider VIRUS behavior.... so, it really should detect itself. A simple program to open a game faster, skipping/doing steps for you is not a virus - says it is a 'Possible Hack Tool" POSSIBLE. Same with an auto-clicker which is great if you play FB games to send/receive gifts and don't enjoy sitting there for well over a minute clicking over and over returning gifts; set to 1 second intervals and 100 clicks, then GO (and, go grab coffee)... but, that too, is a "Possible Hack Tool" and even though added to exemption list 100 times, it still gets deleted, over and over. Why is the mouse itself not a hack tool since it, too, can click? Or, the monitor, since it shows WHERE to click?
    I have many computers to test on; going to start in trying out other Anti-V programs from now on. Good riddance to spammy rubbish.

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