AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very Disappointing"

    December 12, 2014  |   By The Old Hippie

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    Could not install, so there can be none

    Cons

    As a very satisfied multi-year user of AVG Anti-Virus products, I looked forward to AVG 2015. However, after downloading all versions of AVG2015 I could find and trying to get any to install, I have thrown in the towel. I've tried on a HP tower and Acer laptop. And on neither would AVG install. I keep seeing the ad for AVG help, with a fee, for installation so evidently they got tired of people using their free products.

    Summary

    They've lost not only a long time user and advocate but the benefit of my many reccomendations to the customers whose computers I maintain.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bad Mistake"

    December 10, 2014  |   By fredg06

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    None; did not leave it installed more than a half day.

    Cons

    Too many annoying pop-ups, telling me my Opera version 12 was using too much memory and to restart my computer! Would not install Identity protection, cause I did not have enough RAM.

    Summary

    I have a 2000 Dell tower computer, XP/SP3, with 126 meg RAM, IE8, and using Opera version 12.
    AVG 2015 kept showing pop-ups, telling me the above. ,,,very annoying.
    I use Avast, and wanted to see if AVG would let my computer run any faster. I set a setpoint, using System Restore before uninstalling Avast. After installing AVG, I decided it wasn't worth it, so set it to reture to before I uninstalled Avast.
    It would NOT let me use System Restore!!! AVG had done something to it, causing it to tell me System Restore could not restore my computer!!
    I then used Wise Uninstaller to remove all the AVG 2015, when it did successfully. I then re-installed Avast 2015, which I like very much.
    I had used AVG since about 2002, but it's changed wayyyyyyy tooooo much!!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good, i recommed it"

    December 9, 2014  |   By userya

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 2015.0.5557

    Pros

    The anti virus is useful

    Cons

    Great tool, easy to use

    Summary



    Updated on Dec 9, 2014

    Has improved over previous version: is much lighter.

    Updated on Dec 9, 2014

    I do not have any problem with it

    Updated on Dec 9, 2014

    One of the best, solid free protection

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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

    test for download

    Cons

    test for download

    Summary



    Updated on Dec 9, 2014

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    Updated on Dec 9, 2014

    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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