AVG Internet Security

AVG Internet Security

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 347 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.87
  • Total Downloads:
    4,013,169
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 14, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $54.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,121
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #9 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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AVG Internet Security 8.0 has many new features including Linkscanner technology, which AVG Technologies acquired with its recent purchase of Exploit Prevention Labs. Overall, the product falls flat as an Internet security suite.

Missing from the suite is adequate antiphishing protection beyond e-mail blocking. AVG Internet Security 8.0 flags malicious Web sites, however, unlike the standalone version of Linkscanner there is no additional information provided about a threat. We also found the AVG suite to be resource heavy and produced false positives.

AVG installs Yahoo as the default search engine in up to two locations within your Internet browser, depending upon your installation choices. We were able to download and install AVG Internet Security 8.0 on a Dell XPS machine running Windows XP SP2 with no difficulty and without rebooting. If you are upgrading from a previous version of AVG, you must uninstall that version first before installing version 8.0.

AVG provides a fully functional 30-day trial. There are searchable FAQs on AVG's Web site with a handful of useful questions and answers. There is also a downloadable 172-page PDF users' manual that lacks a comprehensive index. AVG also doesn't provide telephone technical support or a free online user's forum.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 54 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 347 votes

    • 5 star 138
    • 4 star 65
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 81
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4 stars

"For a free product after 30 days..."

February 26, 2008  |  By yprtb

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

this is a great addition to your protection programs. I was looking for another program to scan for spyware because adaware 2006 is no longer offered updates, unless u download them from there site which is a hassle. 2007 is having major issues, so I am waiting for them to fix them. anyways, back to the review: It scans fast, offers nice protection, but the resident only lasts for 30 days, then you have the free version which just scans and updates manually like adaware. I'm going to disable the resident because i already have spybot teatimer active and windows defender. Adding another resident would be just bogging my system down. So, I will use it to scan manually and manually update. If your looking for a replacement that scans, and you dont need another resident because you have 2 already, this is a great add on. Just disable the resident and the auto update since that is what the free version will offer anyway. but its your choice. This program scans great and fast, offers scanning schedule, and low cpu usage during scanning.

Cons

high cpu usage with resident protection. When a threat is detected in scans, it should display more information.

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4 stars

"safe and exellent"

February 25, 2008  |  By veraandrejic

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

safety

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1 stars

"was unable to dnload...corrupt entry on certain lines"

February 22, 2008  |  By Mr_NaTuRaL

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

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4 stars

"Proly one of the best, if not, THE best free Anti-Virus Software Out There"

February 21, 2008  |  By blakguitar

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

Blocks and quarantines all the viruses I get while downloading. Very efficient. If your cheap and u don't wanna buy software like Norton or McAfee, I definitely recommend this software.

Cons

Um the only reason for no 5 stars is because the daily updates get annoying. And if you use Vista (which eats up a lot of ram), it can slow your computer down during the update process.

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5 stars

"The Best"

February 18, 2008  |  By yathin4

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

Neat interface, detected a lot where other softwares could not, the best in its class, I recommend everyone to download

Cons

I expected to get a free real time protection , nothing else

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4 stars

"Anti-spyware with same high standards as Anti-virus"

February 12, 2008

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

Anti-spyware protection fron the same stable as AVG anti-virus

Cons

Now I have to run two utilities that are similar. I would prefer a single do-it-all package.

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5 stars

"Best Malware remover"

February 11, 2008  |  By rseek

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

This is the best Malware remover out there.While it may not be the best for Real time protection nothing comes close to it in removing spyware related malware.Use this with Av of your choice.

Cons

None

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5 stars

"Easy to use, thorough cleanse, speedy operation."

February 11, 2008  |  By djsabo

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

see above

Cons

Seems very expensive for spyware membership program.

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5 stars

"very good product"

February 06, 2008  |  By vlpkudpf

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

it seach even in the archive folders zip and gives you the option to delete the unwanted files

Cons

it takes too long to scan your computer and that slows down the overall performamce of your computer.

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2 stars

"catches adware only"

February 03, 2008  |  By sw_tester

 |  Version: AVG Internet Security 8.0.87

Pros

informs abt system. well, does a lot of things other than catch spyware.

Cons

slow. uses too much system resources.

does not catch spyware ,only catches adware.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.87
Version 8.0.87 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date March 14, 2008
Date Added March 14, 2008
Version 8.0.87
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_isct_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,013,169
Downloads Last Week 5,121
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $54.99

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