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:
    3,972,391
  • Date Added:
    March 14, 2008
  • File Size:
    4.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,611
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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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  • 1 stars

    "Tried to delete my system32"

    October 11, 2014   |   By CanHandletheTruth

    Version: AVG Internet Security 2015 2015.0.5315

    Pros

    The old version was good.

    Cons

    Intrusive, now it blocks all your programs from responding. Had to launch task manager to disable startup and restart to remove.

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  • 1 stars

    "NOT FOR ANYONE TECH SAVVY ENOUGH TO WANT BACKUPS!"

    September 23, 2014   |   By E-71

    Version: AVG Internet Security 2015 2015.0.5315

    Pros

    Light-weight in comparison to to many alternatives.

    Cons

    Since version 2013, they removed the import/export feature meaning we can no longer backup firewall/antivirus rules/settings. AVG installer clears all settings without warning!!

    Summary

    AVG staff claim they're now going for a fully automated firewall -- in other words they're now targeting novice users with very low expectations.
    If you want to create detailed firewall rules or specify which applications can/cannot access the internet, you'll have to painstakingly re-enter each and every rule every time you update the software (eg. from an earlier 2014 release to the latest 2014 release or from version 2014 to 2015).
    No import/export feature plus the flushing of your settings on update -- I'm tempted to label their software as malicious.
    I've been using AVG since the Grisoft days (v6.0) and my honest recommendation is for you to stay away from them unless you're not going to change (m)any settings.

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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 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 4.37MB
    File Name avg_isct_stb_all_2015_5315_cnet.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,972,391
    Downloads Last Week 5,611
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $54.99

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