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 2014.4354 (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.
Reviewing 2014 14.0.4161 (Nov 14, 2013)
The full downloads/off-line installation files such as:
simply WILL NOT install on my Win 7 64-bit, machines. Even a clean Windows 7 installation breaks these versions of AVG (although earlier versions from last year will still install). Also, from other internet reports, it seems that I'm not alone in having AVG's install fail.
Moreover, I'm not going to bother trying this version, as it and earlier versions are not the full package but just downloaders. Fileforum, why this change, won't AVG let you have the real thing?
If AVG cannot even get the program's installer to work without error messages then it says precious little for the product as a whole!
I used to recommend AVG to clients but no longer. Even when I'm able to install it, it's now a dog of a program to use.
Also, yuh really have to wonder what the hell's going on at AVG when the installer repeatedly crashes across multiple machines. After all, antivirus software is usually renowned for its ruggedness for obvious reasons.
Sorry there's no zero star.
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!