AVG Anti-Virus offers maximum virus protection, product customization, and free virus database updates and technical support. The core of the testing engine is a Virtual Device Driver which loads into memory on Windows startup.
Reviewing 2014 14.0.4745 (Nov 29, 2014)
I have been using this AV for years. I have realized now that these vendors are in overdrive mode, cramming more aggressive features that mess up with the OS and other security software.
This one would cause freezing of my OS (Win8 on a Dell Inspiron 3537), each time there was a major AV update. I then switched to Avira, and found it turned ON the Windows firewall, although I had Comodo FW installed, and then the frequent freezing and crashing of the OS, disabling of my touchpad etc.
I have now decided I had enough of this overly aggressive junk, and installed Panda cloud AV. Although it is just a few days old, I faced no such issues. I suppose a cloud based AV loads a lot less stuff on your PC, and therefore is lighter and less prone to causing problems of incompatibility and the like. I recommend all those who have faced similar issues to use a cloud based AV, with Comodo FW (which has some AV features) with a back up scanner such as Malwarebytes, and a browser protection software - Malwarebytes Antiexploit. and I guarantee, you will be free of problems.
Reviewing 2014.4354 (Mar 24, 2014)
This irritating and poorly written garbage software keeps changing IE Tabs to open in a blank page instead of my set home page. This has been going on for many versions of this abysmal software and AVG is completely deaf and uncaring to fix this bug even though I have written and notified these idiots many times.
I am starting to hate AVG.
Reviewing 2014.4336 (Mar 12, 2014)
I'm using 2014.0.4336 and all seems to work flawless, with all it's modules and services is consuming 184MB of memory, not so high for an AV. And it's free, that's good enough for me.
Reviewing 2014 14.0.4335 (Feb 4, 2014)
A very poor and irritating program, and I hope that AVG will read about my two big issues with their poorly designed and irritating programs, as it applies to all of their security program versions.
1: Why in the world does your Toolbar keeps changing my new opened IE Tabs to open a blank page. I change my Tabs options to open in my home page, but your lousy and irritating Toolbar keeps reverting new Tabs to open a blank page. Why in hell do you allow this to happen?
2: Why you stupid sadists not allow your users to customize our Toolbar. I do not want the ugly Facebook icon to appear, and you stupidly do not give me any options to remove this ugly icon.
I will never use your horrible and irritating programs.
Dear AVG, i had installed the avg free antivirus on 21 july 2011. runs smoothly. but 2nd august midnight (12.15am of 3rd august) suddenly i lost all the datas (word, excel, powerpoint, pdf and jpeg files) without my knowledge from my desktop (HP laptop). I tried to recover those files using various recovery file softwares. I got some of the word and excel files with same file names. I tried to open those files but it showing that the files was corrupted or the files showing some unreadble fonts. Is there any source to recover those files. In some of the recovered word files showing some words containing avg and id numbers are there. I am having a doubt that avg free antivirus hidden or corrupt those files? Please help me
Lots of problems with AVG Free 9.0698a1730! On four machines and all have started to run _very_ slowly and the main hard drives are constantly running? Reverted to Free 8.5 and all is well now!