Written on: 31/01/2011
I'm using AVG free for years now, i've never had a problem accept the mistake they made with the windows dll wich caused my computer to fail booting .. It doesn't slow my computer down (i've heard otherwise but that is maybe because some people still use old computers) It is very easy to use, and its free.. so honestly i think it's the best you can get for ZERO money .. I have tried avast in the past but to my opinion it wasn't up to point yet. Now i hear avast might my as good as AVG and... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2010
AVG Free is an amazing program and the 2011 update made things even better, I personally like the Social Network Security this is very useful in this day and age, with just about everyone on Facebook & Twitter!
If you haven't got AVG what are you doing! Get protected! Get AVG! (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2010
I'm in a suitably good mood!
After years of checking, in the wee hours, that the AVG update function is performing as set, after years of avoiding reboots 'cause AVG "loses" the update settings and the whole damn thing has to be done over, after years of annoying, nagging pop-up's trying to part me from a hard earned dollar for a system that is no better than its peers, after years of being directed to a in-house forum where any criticism is deflected/deleted by the moderators, after... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2010 by naroomatechedu (26 reviews written)
AVG was a great product, 9 is getting old and missing things. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2010 by leighwont (8 reviews written)
This is free so why pay more, the most any home user will ever really need. There maybe better packages out there but not by much and I would say not worth the yearly subscription. Also just because another Antivirus finds other 'infections' doesn't mean they were missed. Some use heavy handed heuristics that call anything with 'crack' or 'keygen' in the name an infection. This may be taking a cautious approach, which isn't necessarily bad, but doesn't mean an infection has been missed. I've... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
avg free 9.0 is the best antivirus out there, also use spybot search and destroy to run with it which is a free download as well, you wont get any better security than that for home users. (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010
Bought a newcomputer last week (an hp or should I say compaq )which came with one year's free Kasperk anti virus. Have hated the Kaspersky since it was installed and have reverted to AVG 9.00. Any other folk tried the dreaded K and found it good??? Would love to know. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010
AVG has a nice interface and is easy to use. It seems to catch viruses fairly well. At first AVG did not slow the system down, but after many updates the computer was getting gradually slower. I then removed AVG and replaced it with Avast. This is not a criticism of AVG though, as it worked for years on my older computer fine. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
Have used the free version of AVG for 4years & found it worked Ok, but wanted to get a paid system on board as my machine does not always close down due I believe to a possible virus getting through from Microsoft. uh uh. You can't take of the AVG because it is in the registry and you have to purchase a removal tool to clear it out. Unless anyone else knows a way!!! (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2009 by andylawed (24 reviews written)
If you are looking for free antivirus software, AVG is worth your time. I have used AVG for a couple of months, during that time they released several patches for its software.
I discontinued using it once I read that AVG won't be updating the FREE versions anymore. That's the time I switched to Avast which is also a good antivirus software by the way.
Now, AVG again released a free version of their software, but I didn't go back because I feel more satisfied with avast. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009 by johnhonai (4 reviews written)
Avg antivirus is one of the best free,popular antivirus available online, the positive part is it that it is capable of cleaning most hard to viruses,and about the User Interface part:it need better ui designing and should also be designed to use less system resources virus removal tools the website provides is also very helpful , its a great option for home users, but for business users i would recommend paid anti viruses like kaspersky (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
I started of using the free version, changed to paid about two years ago. Have found it to be worth while as you get constant upgrades, cannot think of a thing not to like about the paid version (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2009
we had downloaded avg, thinking and hearing that it was very good. we got more virus' and when we finally bought trend micro, it found almost 20 virus' on our computer. It slowed down our computer very much, and thats why we thought it was just the download size that our computer was messing up. it was not. I would have like to know that it would slow my coputer down, and that it is very hard to get the program off once. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2009 by azzadeen (1 review written)
Replaced McAfee, Norton and Kaspersky with AVG the free edition and even before my licenses expires.
Very easy to use, very quite and system performance is excellent with AVG.
AVG caught the viruses that were able to fully control my computer when using Kaspersky!!!
A full scan for an infected USB disk with McAfee resulted with ZERO threats detected!
Norton, my god! it kills the computer.
NOD32 at the office, all computer were infected once with a virus and the IT man got crazy :)
Yes I... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009
Free. A lot better than no protection. Might be sufficient if used with other free software. In my experience, doesn't detect all threats - Malwarebytes found high-threat spyware that AVG missed. Maybe you get what you pay for. (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2009 by Dinges24
AVG Anti-Virus Free always finds a virus (if you''re safe for a bit), it's quick and easy to use. Though I have to say I've only used norton before, (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2009 by raju mistry
AVG Anti-Virus Free stopped few viruse but still many were hidden in some cases it made it faster but the new seem to keep ive me error messages when nio virus is entering (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2009 by mike walker (18 reviews written)
I have been using AVG for 2 months. It is very fast and easy to use. The scanning process is excellent and picked up 2 viruses previous system missed. It is easy to download and runs much quicker than previous anti virus system. No monthly biil. I am not a wiz kid on computers I found this system to be the most simple one to use . Free of charge. Simple to operate. Has choice of scan speeds (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2009
I think this one has been overtaken by its own popularity. Update server timeouts come and go like plagues. Updates themselves seem to be poorly written and implemented - AVG's FAQ website is filled with users complaining that after updates, the application says that the licence (often the free licence) is invalid and AVG must be re-installed. Detection rates have dropped too, which several other solutions proving to be more accurate and better at picking things up. This used to be the... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2009 by baberainbow (2 reviews written)
I used AVG for years without any problems and with great efficiency. It was easy to use and unsophisticated. Together with Spybot, Adaware and Ccleaner I was very happy.. The newer version arrived during 2008. This included all sorts of add-ons which slowed the system down so that a scheduled scan had to be done overnight not to interrupt using the computer as these scans took more than 3 hours to complete, which on a daily basis was horrendous. After using my computer, running... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009 by Pavan Rao (3 reviews written)
First dowloaded it when recommended by Click on BBC...easy to install and use. Does everything you need a anti-virus to do and over the last few months has served well.
Obviously for office environments you have to pay
Recommended. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2008
4 of the different parameters disabled themselves without any reason. Left me with no anti virus, if this did not happen I would download again. I could not enable them again.
There was no way I could contact AVG with the free version. It was with reluctance I removed AVG. Well recommended anti virus software. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2008 by tomatdell (2 reviews written)
Im not really happy with this software, compared to AVAST, AVG does not stay up to the mark when compared to the free versions category I feel.
The old versions were better, the new AVG free is of not that help, therefore I do not recommend AVG Anti-Virus Free. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008
It's an ok product but I seriously wouldn't recommend it. There are more reliable free scanners out there. It missed a virus I had on my machine. I managed to locate the virus's DLL's and EXE's myself, yet AVG reported them as being clean when I scanned them.
In the end the virus destroyed my operation system and I couldn't boot (thankfully I backed up my data recently).
It has also returned false positives on clean files many times (mostly anti cheat software for online games). (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by Phil79 (1 review written)
It's free, works just as well as Norton, McAfee etc, but doesn't grind your system to a halt. Great piece of anti-virus software. Why pay for expensive software that hogs your system resources when you can have AVG for free. Well recommend AVG Anti-Virus. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2008 by nickmarshall (3 reviews written)
AVG is the best anti-virus there is online and free downloadable, efficient in ensuring internet security without having to spend a fortune. Basic internet security but very effective. User friendly, you don' t have to be geek to know how to operate and the rest of the AVG system performance. (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2008
I have used AVG for years on all my machines and never had a problem with any of them. I ran an internet cafe for a few years and got to compare AVG with Norton, MacAfee and Kaspersky. AVG always came out on top in detection and cleaning. I now repair PCs, and the number of them that arrive here virussed and trojanned with Norton and MacAfee on them (but not updated) astounds me. AVG cleans them all, and so far no one has returned with the same problems. Humans being humans they always find... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008 by JayanNair (1 review written)
AVG Version 7.5 is free. Simple. Seemingly effective. Caught viruses from my USB.
I feel if you have Windows Vista, there is no reason to go for a paid version from Norton or even AVG (version 8.0) unless you are a heavy, high risk taking computer operator. Avg free version will be enuf because, Vista is good and bad when compared to XP. I still miss XP's simplicity. Like a Nokia you start loving simplicity. But Vista has a firewalls and more layers of protection. Further Search engines like... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2008
I used a paid subscription to Norton Anti-Virus for a while, but found it to be so clunky and such a resource hog that it was not worth it when I could have the same thing (minus features like file recovery which can be found elsewhere anyway). AVG is frequently updated, and the link scanner has never slowed me down noticeably, though it might if I used a dial up connection. Even then, the feature is easily disabled if it becomes a problem. This is a good program. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008 by PeteHarman (3 reviews written)
It's free! (and reliable, and continually updated, and it works very well (unlike other 'paid for' anti-virus progs like Norton that infiltrate your system and you can't get rid of!)
A great product that really does what it says on the tin, well recommend AVG Anti-Virus Free. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2008 by Mr tomk
Was useing NORTON 360 and got a trojun virus, but NORTON
couldn't find of delete the virus it seems.
Downloaded AVG and it found the virus and my pc is working really well.
Uninstalling NORTON 360 as im typing this! Wish I didn't waste £50 on norton 360 when AVG is free. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2008
AVG Anti-Virus is very easy to use, light on the pc and gives excellent protection (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2008
FREE, three speed levels to scan at (you can set fast if you aren't at your pc and no other programs running!), a nice selection of about four different buttons you can push to delete the virus :D Shocking at some points, eg. if it finds a virus then a window pops up in large red writing, There is a virus! or something like that. Still, after I stop panicking it isn't as bad is it made out. One thing I don't like about it is whenever it moves the virus to the vault, I didn't like the virus... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2008 by sanman (1 review written)
Easy setting up and very simple to use it. The best, its free.
At first I am so confident and recommend others too but after coming across the above problems, I give up and tried other brand, giving better protection. Well recommend AVG Anti-Virus Free. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2008
Ignore this nonsense about AVG Anti Virus not being as effective as the commercial anti virus software. I'm in the PC service industry and every other day this finds and removes several hundred pieces of malware from a machine protected with Norton and other such "more significant" packages. It's a much lower resource hog than trash like Norton and never annoys the user unnecessarily. Combine this with Spybot and you've got a solution as effective as any I've found. (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2008
I downloaded AVG free after I had a computer get crashed because of a virus. I didn't know a whole ton about computers so this program was great. It was easy to use, and very user friendly about dealing with problems. However, as I have advanced in my computer knowledge I realize this product, while you get more than what you paid for it, you don't get as much as if you had paid for it. I download tons of stuff, from movies, to music, to torrents. AVG does ok for the average home user if you... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2008 by MikeyB123 (16 reviews written)
I dowloaded AVG on a friends recommendation and have had no problems with it. If it finds a virus it tells you and gives simple instructions on how to deal with it. This is essential if, like me, you have family users who do not fully understand what is going on and may panic. You do not get constant requests to upgrade to the pay version either. It gives me confidence that my PC is protected. (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2007
Overall AVG Anti-Virus Free is a very good protection program. Especially for a freebie. While not as good as a paid for program like Kapersky it does its jobs very well and catches the vast majority of the bad stuff out there. For personal use and for beginners Grisoft's free AVG provides adequate protection. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2007 by olddog1958
Overall AVG puts out a very good program for free Not as good as a paid for version like Kapersky. It is fairly easy on system resources & adequate for the average home user. (read more)
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