AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014 14.0.4745

3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 (1369 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Vista/XP / Freeware / 749,953 downloads

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.

Reviews of AVG Anti-Virus Free

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    johnusa

    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.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    mapimopi

    Reviewing 2014.4336 (Mar 18, 2014)

    I used McAfee for years until I found this. I've been using it for the past year on three machines and have found it better and easier to use than McAfee.
    http://orbitaldownloads.com/avg-antivirus/

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    TGB72

    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.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars
    johnusa

    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.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    Hilbert

    Reviewing 2014 14.0.4161 (Nov 14, 2013)

    The full downloads/off-line installation files such as:

    avg_free_x86_all_2014_4142a6696.exe
    avg_free_x64_all_2014_4116a6613.exe
    avg_free_x86_all_2013_3349a6461.exe

    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.

  6. 1 out of 5 stars
    johnusa

    Reviewing 2014 14.0 Build 4142 (Sep 27, 2013)

    The AVG LinkScanner, the horrible, lousy, irritating piece of s*** add-on toolbar that is included in this program must be fixed and stubborn AVG refuses to fix this garbage add-on because they make money out if it while infuriating their customers and users.
    This garbage add-on insists on adding s***ty icons that cannot be removed or customized, like "Facebook" which I hate, and "Performance" which is actually and ad for AVG for more garbage software.
    A message to AVG: **** you and give your users the option to customize this garbage ads-on and remove ugly icons we do not want.
    Now go to hell AVG.

  7. 1 out of 5 stars
    nvic

    Reviewing 2014 14.0 Build 4142 (Sep 26, 2013)

    Used v9 (the last decent version) up until recently, dumped in early June for Avast. Ever since they went to the year-numbered versions, the product has been junk.

    Also very bloated and comes with a bunch of crapware (toolbars/search engine pages/etc.).

  8. 1 out of 5 stars
    fast777

    Reviewing 2014 14.0 Build 4142 (Sep 26, 2013)

    THEY HAVE TOTALLY SCREWED THE POOCH... THEY NEED TO GET BACK TO REAL BASICS AND STOP FOISTING CRAP ADD-ON INTO OUR PC'S.... ENOUGH ALREADY..!!!!!!! STOP THE INSANITY...!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2014 14.0 Build 4142 (Sep 26, 2013)

    Removed this yesterday from a PC that wouldn't open any links nor would allow downloading of anything, turned out it was this piece of junk - There is a standalone uninstaller for it still left the registry entries left that were causing the problem though - IMO the worst AV there is:

    No stars ~

  10. 3 out of 5 stars
    olivergiving

    Reviewing 2014 14.0 Build 4116 (Sep 25, 2013)

    avg is not bad

  11. 1 out of 5 stars
    Rhett2100

    Reviewing 2013.3392 (Aug 16, 2013)

    AVG Virus "Protection" charged me $60.00 for Virus Protection AND NOW Wants $90.00 MORE to Remove Viruses!!!! RIP OFF Company!!!!

  12. 1 out of 5 stars
    malleusdeus

    Reviewing 2013.3392 (Aug 7, 2013)

    I made an account with this site specifically to write this review..if that tells you anything. I have used AVG for nearly a decade now and always been very pleased. I recently upgraded to a new PC and, naturally installed AVG Antivirus Free as I always have; yet was very disappointed to find that they are now bundling their safesearch toolbar into their other programming...without notifying you. So I found that my "new tab" page of Google Chrome was now AVG Safesearch page which takes a rather annoying time to load, and is an extra hindrance in actually reaching your desired webpage. I scoured AVG forums to find that tech support was offering no viable solutions or even apologies whatsoever for their unethical actions. A few moments ago I chose to uninstall AVG and found the AVG Toolbar in my programslist as well, and uninstalled it. Due to the unethical, and irresponsible nature of AVG as of late, I don't know if I will ever make use of their products again.

  13. 1 out of 5 stars
    TC17

    Reviewing 2013.3343 (Jun 8, 2013)

    I am giving this a 1 star due to the fact this company is bundling their crap, AVG Toolbars hidden inside of other program installs without even asking. Its a pain to remove also. That speaks for itself about the ethics of this company.

    Avast is starting to become that way also. Nothing but stupid popups all the time. You would have thought these program would have done the opposite, considering you can run Microsoft Security Essentials for free.

  14. 1 out of 5 stars
    gatorfan95

    Reviewing 2013.3336 (May 9, 2013)

    If I had a dollar for everyone of my friend's computers I have taken this mess off of and installed Avast! in it's stead I could buy a new gaming computer. Has been junk for a long time, still junk.

  15. 1 out of 5 stars
    Chip525

    Reviewing 2013.3272 (Apr 5, 2013)

    Avoid this program! Constant popupmads to purchase additional features is extremely annoying. It is ironic that I bought this product only to have them bother me multiple times a day. Wish I had stayed with MacAffee.

  16. 1 out of 5 stars
    johnusa

    Reviewing 2013.3272 (Apr 4, 2013)

    I hate the IE Toolbar that AVG provides, even the updated version that comes with this newly released software.
    AVG stupidly does not give the user any options to customize this irritating and poorly designed Toolbar.
    I hate the Facebook icon that AVG insists to include on the Toolbar.
    Open letter to AVG: Give us options to customize the Toolbar so we can remove any features that we do not want to include and see in our browsers.

  17. 1 out of 5 stars
    BloodyNightmares

    Reviewing 2013.3258 (Mar 21, 2013)

    This is the absolute worse anti-virus I have ever tried to install. It got about half way through then blue screened my lap top. I wasted my last 30 minutes on my phone trying to fix it and ended up having to do a system restore to 3 days ago. I will NEVER try and install anything that has something to so with them again. If it weren't for GuruAid, I may have never been able to fix my computer again. And, if it were an option, I wouldn't even give AVG a star. So, for the record, I give them 0.

  18. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2013.3258 (Mar 16, 2013)

    I had the misfortune of fixing my neighbours PC yesterday that had crawled to a halt & had difficulty closing down or re-starting. The cause was a messed up AVG free installation after removing it & spending some time cleaning the PC up all was OK - Avoid what was once a decent AV but no longer.

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    CrafterCat

    Reviewing 2013.2897 (Feb 26, 2013)

    McAfee has been giving me a headache for months, so I went back to AVG, and it's working fine. Used the Tune-Up and my computer is running much faster. I used AVG some years ago, but I switched when the new computer came with McAfee, so I just stayed with that. Sorry I did, and at twice the price of AVG. I have Vista, by the way, and there's been no problem.

  20. 1 out of 5 stars
    doug1746

    Reviewing 2013.2897 (Feb 23, 2013)

    Have been a paying AVG user for years....this latest version has crash and crippled my laptop....their support is terrible...NO help.....my IT guy can not get the laptop going and has tried removing AVG to no avail....it has now impacted my home PC's...the crawl and crash continously....the product is terrible....trying to uninstall and get something else....all these techies think they know it all but sometimes they should just stop, relax, and let things be as they are.....garbage now....!!!

  21. 1 out of 5 stars
    Stephen Metcalfe

    Reviewing 2013.2805 (Dec 25, 2012)

    Do NOT install AVG PC Tuneup. This product is defective and can harm your Windows installation!

    I updated to the latest AVG antivirus 2013 having used it for several years without problems. Unfortunately it also installed a demo version of AVG PC TuneUp that kept poping up a window saying my installation had problems and I should purchase AVG PC TuneUp. In a fit of insanity, I did so and have regretted it ever since. During the installation, AVG PC TuneUp crashed my Windows 7 and and when I rebooted I could not start Windows. I had to do a Windows repair, going back to my last Windows update. Even now I get a popup that says:

    The installation of this AVG product is defective. Please install the AVG product again to correct the problem.

    I have tried uninstalling AVG PC TuneUp and was told the product was defective.
    I have tried re-installing AVG antivirus 2013.
    I have tried using the removal tools as directed at http://www.avg.com/us-en...vbnN8Y2RmPXx2YXI9MHw%3D

    Guess what? I still get the popup saying the AVG product is defective.

    I agree with AVG. Their product IS defective.

  22. 1 out of 5 stars
    pkassoc

    Reviewing 2013.2741 (Nov 24, 2012)

    i paid for avg a year ago. Decided to reup again and paid. As few days after i paid, i got a email asking if i wanted to try a free "speed up my computer" software for one day or buy the item for an extra 39.95. I didnt do anything but i noticed that my computer became much slower. I am certain that they changed my version to create this problem and i really resent such unethical behavior. I will post this event on as many reviews as i can until enuf people verify that they have the same problem. I hope to raise awareness since i am powerless to do anything else. I have read in other reviews that you cant even get portions of the software off if you remove the program; portions of it keep running in the background!!!

  23. 1 out of 5 stars
    mimi2

    Reviewing 2013.2741 (Oct 22, 2012)

    Do not download this product!!! It is impossible to remove all of it even if you uninstall. Three weeks after uninstalling their crappy program I now find my google search being hijacked to their "secure search engine". Have tried everything to get that gone to no avail.
    Customer support is horrible and they want me to pay 129.00 for one of their techs to remove this rogue part of their program. Chat not available and no phone number in the US to call.
    Bad Bad Bad program and company!!!!!!!!!!!! Rating i a big fat 0

  24. 5 out of 5 stars
    smilesarah

    Reviewing 2013 13.0.2667 (Sep 24, 2012)

    Ir's not bad,but Norton 360 v5 is better than it.You can try out the free trial norton 360.http://www.antivirusprice.co.uk/

  25. 3 out of 5 stars
    beatmakershq

    Reviewing 2013 13.0.2667 (Sep 12, 2012)

    not bad but not the best on the market that's for sure.

  26. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 2013 13.0.2667 (Sep 6, 2012)

    this is NOT lite!
    it made my quad core i7 run much slower

    I agree
    Sig based AV's are a thing of the past.

  27. 5 out of 5 stars
    sheinaya

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 2197a5126 (Jul 21, 2012)

    Cool! but try ca anti virus, for me its the best, real time scanner is very light, unlike other anti-virus makes your PC stuck at 5-10secs.
    I have a copy, license will expire on 2015,
    you can download it here>> ca-anti-virus dot weebly dot com

  28. 3 out of 5 stars
    michelonline

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 2197a5126 (Jul 17, 2012)

    Only one big disadvantage that as time passes it makes PC slower and slower

  29. 1 out of 5 stars
    morf

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 2127a4918 (Jun 8, 2012)

    AVG sounds like a good option to paid for anti virus but it slows down your PC and when like me you try to uninstal AVG it takes you around the houses by not completely uninstalling. In the end I had to manually delete the AVG files in the registry which has taken me all afternoon. Prior to AVG I had Macafee which is not ideal but better than AVG grinding my PC to a almost halt.
    I would never ever recommend any one installing AVG 2012. I have now loaded Norton which I have used previously and still lives up to expectations with out intruding on my work, the PC cruises now instead of crawling along with the AVG anti virus on board.
    For the Techies I have a Core 2 Duo processor and 3 gig of RAM and 1 Tb hard drive more than enough to run Flash software and Photoshop at the same time.

    Further comments::::
    This weekend I have uninstalled AVG 2012 from three PCs with 3 different OS
    Vista, Wondows 7 and XP. The comment above relates to Vista. There are still problems wit the PC but it is getting beter but no thanks to AVG.
    Uninstalling from Windows 7 was a bit easier. It took a while to uninstall and I had to tidy up the registry. This PC was very slow but now works as it should with a i5 processor. The old Dell PC with XP uninstalled as it should have with the soft ware being cleaned out and as far as I can see now residue from AVG.

    From this experience it appears AVG works well with XP but is a night mare if installed on Vista. If using Windows 7 it can still be a problem and should be avoided. In all cases AVG 2012 slowed the PCs down but to differnet degrees. XP was marginal. Vista was slow especially if the AVG search engine was used even though it was based on Google. Windows 7 was very slow even though the PC was only a month old and has 4 gig RAM and a i5 processor.

    I orginally loaded AVG because of the reports about how bad MaCafee was in controlled tests. What these tests dont tell you is how the software works in the real world where you are using a PC/laptop with different OS and how easy it is to uninstall and if it is user friendly. Its okay if you are a Techi or engineer who uses PCs and software every day all day but for Joe Pubic we dont have hours to spend trying to get the PC working as it should and also we do have a job to do which is why we are using PCs and laptops at home.

  30. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 2126a4890 (Mar 27, 2012)

    Sig based AV's are a thing of the past.

  31. 1 out of 5 stars
    marym

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 1913a4770 (Mar 2, 2012)

    I have been trying to install AVG 2012 internet security. With several useless calls to their "HELP" desk the program will not install despite the fact that AVG 2010 successfully installed and worked.

    I have been their customer since 2008. (sigh) All that is over with! Good-bye AVG. It was nice knowing you.

  32. 2 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 1913a4770 (Jan 31, 2012)

    all the good reviews you see are either by fools or the program developers .
    Far behind the others in a independent test
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

  33. 5 out of 5 stars
    DarrenH

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1901 (Jan 25, 2012)

    This is one of the best rated programs. Personally I've used few antivirus programs but this version of AVG Anti-Virus is one of the most powerful antivirus of the moment. You can read more about it here: http://www.freevirusprotections.net/
    http://www.freevirusprot...virus-free-edition.html

  34. 3 out of 5 stars
    jayk

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1901 (Jan 19, 2012)

    AVG is good since it is free. But it gives so many alerts without telling you what to do about it. For example I get a pop up each time I visit practically any site it gives three ominous options - "Add to exceptions" (what if it is dangerous, you decide - how would I know), "Go to file" (what will I do going to the file) or "Ignore the threat" (Ignore! and...then what? Will it not sit on my computer for ever?)

    I had used Avast - it was more "silent" except for the loud virus updation notification ( you can turn it off). Not sure whether the silence is because it manages everything or is it because it could not find anything.

    However avg comes with a few stuff like registry cleaner, duplicate finder etc , which are very good. I have removed my other dupe finders like auslogistics etc, cos avg's is more user friendly and less confusing. I hope they did the same when they give an alert. Had it not been for this alert thing I would have rated avg above 4.5. Now its 3

  35. 4 out of 5 stars
    holy1661

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1901 (Dec 28, 2011)

    First off, I would not run any computer without antivirus installed. While virus are not as popular as they used to be, they are still out there waiting.
    Any mention of how much slower they make your computer is ill informed at this point. The slow down is so negligible, nobody even bothers to do a benchmark while disabling antivirus.
    The real issue at this point is spyware, and will do as much or more damage than a virus (the fake Antivirus 2012 for example). It is important to also install at least the free Super-Antispyware for example. AVG and Avast do not block spyware, although they both mention that they do.
    With both AV and Antispyware running at least you are almost protected.
    AVG is good, and you can look here for real world protection results: http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart2.php. Although I have been using Avast, I may switch back to AVG now that I see this chart...
    I would give AVG a five if it blocked rootkit spyware's like AV2012, for that you have to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to get rid of it.

    Also: get it from http://www.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

  36. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1901 (Dec 28, 2011)

    Such as it is, it;'s ok. But in my honest opinion I think all of these virus scanners are somewhat pointless. I've run without antivirus for nearly 2 years, the only virus I did get was ironically when I was had some antirvuris installed that I was evaluating. neither it nor the other 3 anti virus apps I tried saw it let alone fixed it. They seem to spend more time bringing up false positives and stopping advertising cookies than anything useful.
    I'll go back to running withuot anti virus and monitoring things myself. AVg just slows you machine down without actually doing much as far I can see.

  37. 3 out of 5 stars
    nvic

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1901 (Dec 23, 2011)

    Works fine, but gets more bloated with each release. Thinking of switching to MS Security Essentials.

    As for the "Tim The Computer Wizard Inc" a few reviews down, he's been banned on several security sites. Avoid him.

  38. 3 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1901 (Dec 23, 2011)

    Was good some years ago now bloated & not particularly good, every dog has it's day.

    BTW 'Tim The Computer Wizard Inc' is blocked by Malwarebytes / Webroot Secure Anywhere & blacklisted by WOT. Beware & avoid the URL.

    tl307 Seems to be pushing his site, no problems with it though the files are not current - Use the main site.

    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Lovely Spam, Lovely Spam, Lovely Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, I Don't Like Spam!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o

  39. 5 out of 5 stars
    helpplease

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1873 (Dec 9, 2011)

    I just downloaded the free download now my laptop two times now wanted to do a disk dump...any solutions or anyone else have this problem?

  40. 3 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1873 (Nov 22, 2011)

    Well, its kind of hard to actually give this a review. When I tried to install AVG it told me to uninstall my Online Armor. Na, no thanks.

  41. 3 out of 5 stars
    securtek

    Reviewing 2012 12.0.1872 (Nov 17, 2011)

    I have used AVG free for many years with no problems until I upgraded (fresh install) to W7 64bit. The software installs correctly & scans but crashes on updates. I have tried downloading the updates and I have tried the auto updates, neither one works and both crash the program. Each time I have allowed AVG to send an email home but to no avail they cannot seems to fix the problem thru many releases. What i always get is an unspecified error message asking if I would like to send diagnostic data to AVG for analysis.

  42. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tim The Computer Wizard Inc

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 8134 (Nov 3, 2011)

    For the last 22 years I have more than 750 local customers running AVG Free, including 2012. I can tell you from a vast experience, not 1 computer's experience that AVG Free is in the top 2. Avast is just as good except it asks too many questions that the end user does not read. When a user becomes comfortable clicking "Yes" and "OK" without reading the question, it is a potential problem.

    AVG Free is a great program when accompanied by anti-spyware titles like Malwarebytes, Spybot & Ad-Aware.

    If it seems to cause a problem after installing, I have found the problem is related to a previous issue undetected by the old anti-virus program that had been missed. Or the old anti-virus program that was uninstalled or not properly uninstalled. Most anti-virus programs offer an uninstaller to be run AFTER the title has been uninstalled in Control Panel. Often several uninstallers need to be ran due to the system's anti-virus history.

    The negative reviews posted are complaints from the average user and they have not had a professional address the issues they are experiencing.

    www.comp-wizard.com

  43. 4 out of 5 stars
    Luc72

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 1831 (Oct 7, 2011)

    Installed on many differents pc (with XP / 7) without problems, except on one with a firewall: it always freeze on installation.

  44. 2 out of 5 stars
    trex21

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 1809a4504 (Oct 4, 2011)

    AVG 6 was good freeware, 11 is a resource hogging monster that has to be dragged kicking and screaming just to get it to uninstall.

  45. 1 out of 5 stars
    jtsmith525

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 1796a4455 (Sep 4, 2011)

    AVG is horrible. I had McAfee Anti-Virus as a trial subscription when I purchased my computer for 15 months. About 2 weeks ago it ran out and I didn't have the money to purchase the renewal subscription. So I decided to go for the AVG Free anti-virus software. My father raves about it and says it's better than Norton. So I put it on my computer. AVG neglected to mention several things about their software. First being, when you download the Free version you're getting their virus software, not anti-virus. My computer is now chock full of viruses and running slower than ever. Two, once you download the software to your computer you cannot uninstall it! It keeps giving me an error message to uninstall it. Three, to uninstall it, you have to call and have a tech remotely do so. So I called and spent a little over an hour on the phone with a tech with a very heavy accent who was very difficult to understand. Finally after about an hour he says, "Okay, I can fix this problem for you. For $129.99 I can uninstall AVG and have full service for one year on your computer." Yes, I would have to pay them $130 to uninstall the program that has successfully crashed my computer. I said screw it, bought the renewal for McAfee and attempted to run a virus scan with that. Oops...AVG won't let the McAfee software open up. Try going to the McAfee webpage...nope it won't load. Try going to the AVG site and click on the link to call AVG..link doesn't work. But don't worry the link to download AVG to my computer still works great. Needless to say, I'm going to have to wipe my computer clean and reinstall the entire operating system. Please, for the love of God do not install AVG onto your computer. Hopefully I save at least one person from making the same mistake I did.

  46. 4 out of 5 stars
    baki_princ

    Reviewing 2012 12.0 Build 1796a4455 (Sep 2, 2011)

    i would use it but avg always sees cracks as virus, and that i cant alow :D

  47. 4 out of 5 stars
    susansusie

    Reviewing 2011.1390a3758 (Aug 16, 2011)

    I find this software is useful.

  48. 4 out of 5 stars
    theallen

    Reviewing 2011.1390a3758 (Aug 3, 2011)

    I feel secure with this program.

  49. 1 out of 5 stars
    haynesj

    Reviewing 2011.1375a3626 (Jun 30, 2011)

    NEVER EVER purchase the AVG software. Their tech support is horrible. I am trying to uninstall and it keeps giving me an error message. Their tech support will not assist me in removing it from my computer.

  50. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 2011.1375a3626 (May 12, 2011)

    pure crap

  51. 1 out of 5 stars
    ron_marz

    Reviewing 2011.1375a3626 (May 11, 2011)

    162 megabytes.

  52. 1 out of 5 stars
    Orbitration

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (May 1, 2011)

    I'm a tech. No, really, I am, have been for years.
    When someone brings a box over that's not right, and it has AVG on it, especially 11, I remove it and replace it with something else.
    What a dog program this turned into over the years.

  53. 1 out of 5 stars
    jofin

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (Apr 29, 2011)

    I was happy with AVG until last year. It has gradually become more and more bloated and instead of progressing, seems to have gone backwards. I used to put it on all my customers PCs but have stopped from this release. The downloadable installation file has been cut down to the minimum and it requires an internet connection at initial setup to get the rest. This might be acceptable to single users but is absolutely no good when repeatedly doing installations.

  54. 1 out of 5 stars
    bekossi

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (Apr 28, 2011)

    Your better off without any antivirus software then this piece of junk.

  55. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (Apr 28, 2011)

    you should read the latest test results
    AVG is the worst of the worst
    it got 13 percent

  56. 3 out of 5 stars
    nvic

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (Apr 27, 2011)

    Does the job, but is definitely bloatware.

    I still use v9 on 3 of my systems because its lighter than 2011 (although not by much...).

  57. 1 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (Apr 27, 2011)

    lol

  58. 3 out of 5 stars
    war593122

    Reviewing 2011.1325a3589 (Apr 27, 2011)

    Version 6 rocked. After that it become bloatware.

    Yuck!

  59. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 2011.1209a3533 (Mar 31, 2011)

    Why do people use this????
    it is the most bloated slow thing ever made!
    it is rated as middle of the pack also

  60. 3 out of 5 stars
    asaenz

    Reviewing 2011.1209a3533 (Mar 30, 2011)

    AVG was good more than 5 years ago. I would use MSE except that it only has quarantine and delete as the options when it finds something and I might want it to ignore if I think it is safe. So my next best choice for AV would be Avira ... it seems to give me the control I want on my computer without bogging it down with a memory consuming cpu cycle hogging AV program (except for the occasional ad). I would only install AVG to scan for any malware that other programs might have missed and if clean go back to a prior-to-installation restore point.

  61. 1 out of 5 stars
    prflowers

    Reviewing 2011.1209a3533 (Mar 30, 2011)

    I used AVG for more than 5 years. This was a great antivirus untill about a year ago. Don't even think about trying to use it now. Avir is better, faster, and does not slow your computer down.

  62. 2 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 2011.1204a3403 (Mar 16, 2011)

    This program is nothing like as good as it used to be. If you really must have free Anti-Virus use MS Security Essentials.

    Better still look for coupons for NIS & pay a few £'s for a hugely better product.

  63. 3 out of 5 stars
    egg83

    Reviewing 2011.1204a3403 (Mar 15, 2011)

    I too used to use AVG, but have since switched to Avast! and have had no problems since. Download size is quite large, but I guess having this program is better than having no antivirus solution at all.

  64. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 10.0.1202a3370 (Jan 24, 2011)

    147 meg? Yasus!

    I went linux about a year ago, don't need my computing horsepower bogged down by a third party app scanning everything because Microsoft were too lazy to do their jobs. Having said that, if you still are on Windoze, I recommend MSE. Thats a product they bought from some company, and its works pretty well, and is free.

  65. 1 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 10.0.1202a3370 (Jan 24, 2011)

    147+ meg - really? Avira has this thing beat. AVG was once a great program - but since they bought that other company and tried to integrate their tech, it's just gone to heck. I can't recommend this to anybody when you have Avira available for free.

  66. 5 out of 5 stars
    ke4jcd

    Reviewing 10.0.1153a3218 (Nov 25, 2010)

    Best antivirus software you'll ever buy, oh that's right, it's free.

  67. 2 out of 5 stars
    ferdburfell

    Reviewing 10.0.1153a3218 (Nov 1, 2010)

    AVG Free is - Free. The adage "you get what you pay for" comes to mind. However - This has been a good product for several years. I have installed the free version on an untold number of machines because it worked...past tense. Now I'm reminded of Peter Norton Computing that started out GREAT and slowly became a black-hole behemoth, lumbering along & requiring unreasonable resources.
    If the free version is bloatware, then how does the company expect to sell the registered version? The updates to version 9 eventually get to version 2011 & the problems start. I do this for a living - all day, nearly 7 days a week & AVG 2011 has gone to hell.
    They best right now do what Norton has done - FIX IT! Norton anything now installs quickly, has a near zero footprint & works perfectly. I only point that out because it can be done. I installed AVG Free on all my repairs/fresh installs/restores. But not anymore. I'm doing MS Security Essentials now. I hate that.

  68. 2 out of 5 stars
    war593122

    Reviewing 10.0.1153a3218 (Nov 1, 2010)

    Use to be 1 of the best!

    Now just bloated crapware!

  69. 1 out of 5 stars
    aybiss

    Reviewing 10.0.1144a3191 (Oct 21, 2010)

    Seems to have lost sight of 64 bit systems, and downloading from their site seems to require registration.

  70. 1 out of 5 stars
    johnusa

    Reviewing 10.0.1144a3191 (Oct 19, 2010)

    Has become very bloated, slow and uses a lot of PC resources.
    Like other user's comments here, I agree that this software has lost my recommendation. It is ridiculously large and many of its features are not needed.
    I used to install it on many PCs, but not any more.
    Avast Free is a very good version to consider, get it here:
    http://fileforum.betanew...-Antivirus/1034566665/1
    Shame on AVG for messing it up big time.

  71. 2 out of 5 stars
    Alexander-GG

    Reviewing 10.0.1120 (Oct 17, 2010)

    1. Installer file - 107 Mb. Needs download during installation.
    2. High system resources usage. Slows down the system.
    3. Link scanner doesn't work with Google Chrome.
    4. Absolutely unneeded features like - "PC Analyzer" which does nothing except pushing you to buy one more AVG product.
    5. Pop-up offering to upgrade (or to say correctly "pop-down") every time you open the anti-virus window.
    6. No ability to temporary disable scanner without entering the "advanced" settings.
    7. Not well organized menu.

    ...and this is most downloaded anti-virus? Heh...

  72. 1 out of 5 stars
    XeNdO

    Reviewing 10.0.1120 (Oct 3, 2010)

    10 will not install on my Windows 7 machine. dll's "fail to register". 3 tries.
    works well on 2 XP machines but...

  73. 4 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 10.0.1120 (Sep 30, 2010)

    MikeTechno, Surely that's a good thing refusing to install if you already have an AV installed. Eset does a similar thing. It's common knowledge everywhere: Only ever have one AV, & other Anti-Spy-ware progs. MS Essentials leaves AVG behind now.

    I can't see how you can get greedy when you are offering a free product, your logic is flawed.

  74. 1 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 10.0.1120 (Sep 29, 2010)

    This is funny. The new version of AVG now won't even install if you have a competing AV program on your system. I also run Avira AntiVir and AVG always use to just warn you that if you install it, there may be issues with the competing software (but there never were any), now it won't even let you install it until you remove the competing product from your system first. Sorry AVG. When you get that greedy and that selfish...YOU LOSE! So long AVG!

  75. 1 out of 5 stars
    And|

    Reviewing 10.0.1120 (Sep 29, 2010)

    135mb? Can one say bloatware? The prior version was a heft 70-ish mb.

    To much, thinking that alternatives fills up at 50mb.

    Space is not everything, just an indicator of how bloated AVG has become. I am having better results with Avast these days.

    Go gome AVG.

  76. 3 out of 5 stars
    lehenryjr

    Reviewing 10.0.1120 (Sep 28, 2010)

    I would say AVG is decent, but it's not on my 'first-load' on a new PC list. I dropped AVG when the application kept maxing out my PC for no reason. I complained in the forums and found that AVG's support was arrogant and dismissed my claim; one month later my issue was the same as everyone elses- maxed out CPU.

    I switched to another anti-virus and I've not had another performance issue; and still no viruses.

    It's good, if you've the horses to pull it.

  77. 2 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 9.0.851a3009 (Jul 21, 2010)

    to many other free-wares do a better job
    1 Avira home free edition
    2 Avast free edition
    3 Microsoft security essentials

  78. 4 out of 5 stars
    4690

    Reviewing 9.0.819a2842 (Jun 21, 2010)

    It is easy to download and run. AVG worked OK; lots of settings and seemed to do a good scan. But some scanner areas did not seem to work and some kept reverting back to the default.

  79. 1 out of 5 stars
    Lant

    Reviewing 9.0.819a2842 (Jun 10, 2010)

    This program is worse than the trojan I was trying to remove with it. First it failed to find the trojan. Second is that it turns your computer into molasses. Even trying to open a text file takes forever. The 3rd and worst thing is that I have tried to remove this program 3 times and can't. It goes through the uninstall process and then gives me this error saying the it avg will not respond.
    Not one bit of the program is removed.
    I tried the companies support form and it won't let me entert the complete version number then gives a validation error because the number is not entered.

    The computer I have this on is vertually unuseable now. STAY AWAY FROM AVG.

  80. 5 out of 5 stars
    Raton

    Reviewing 9.0.819a2842 (May 5, 2010)

    "I have used this program
    for many years, and installed
    it on many of my friend's machines.
    None of these machines has ever
    been infected by a virus."

    Same here ! I recently switched to Avast, but wouldn't feel bad if I had to
    use AVG. Certainly superior to either McAfee or Symantec (Norton AV).
    The free anti-virus programs are overall better than ones you pay for.

    The PC Rat

  81. 4 out of 5 stars
    nvic

    Reviewing 9.0.790a2730 (Mar 10, 2010)

    Never had an issue with this app. Yeah, it does miss the nastier rootkits and well-cloaked malware, but it does an OK job if you have to grab a free AV quickly.

    Any PC I fix gets either this, Antivir, or Avast unless the owner provides a disc for a paid product (that's not Norton - Too many units come back with speed and network connectivity issues caused by it, even though it's detection rates are impressive)

  82. 5 out of 5 stars
    hughv

    Reviewing 9.0.730a1834 (Feb 3, 2010)

    I have used this program for many years, and installed it on many of my friend's machines.
    None of these machines has ever been infected by a virus.
    No AV is perfect, but I've been very satisfied with this product through many versions.

  83. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.730a1834 (Jan 20, 2010)

    worst of any free av
    can not stop most newer viruses

  84. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 9.0.730a1834 (Jan 18, 2010)

    http://www.av-comparativ...summary/summary2009.pdf

    came absolutely nowhere in the comparative reports by the independent test labs.

    the only positive it gave is they do a free version i.e. this.

    always in the bottom for detection, always up there for resource hogging. Very very average detection rates

  85. 3 out of 5 stars
    Vimes

    Reviewing 9.0.716a1803 (Dec 13, 2009)

    I have found it to be just about adequate for my needs. I did use Avira, which seems to have a high detection rate, BUT it also does have a high false positive detection rate - which is just as much as a problem as not detecting at all. Read the linked (well done for that) report posted below and you will note that Avira was marked down for that.
    In use I now have found that either MSE or the new Avast (both Microsoft and the older Avast scored a three start tating as Advanced + in that below noted test and Avira managed a two start rating of Advanced) to be much better.
    So I use Avast 5 beta 3. Spybot S&D and Spyware blaster to offer part of my layered protection.
    If you download any suspect files always run them through...
    http://www.virustotal.com/
    ..first anyway.
    So coming back to this version of AVG. I did try it out and I was impressed "so so" however I am aware that there are reports which state that it is not as good as others on the market for the same free price.

  86. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.716a1803 (Dec 13, 2009)

    This made my 3 ghz dual core run very slow.
    and it did not protect me very well from viruses.

  87. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 9.0.716a1803 (Dec 12, 2009)

    Still the one of the worst antivirus to install on your pc

    Known worms 4903 in wild it found 2350 48% detection
    Backdoors 2839 it found 1866 66% detection
    Trojans 15053 it found 6997 46% detection
    malware 442 it found 240 54% detection

    total of 23237 samples tested it found ta daaaaa 11453 49% of them making it 10th of of 16 tested.

    highest was avira at 74% its free as well by the way. If you rely on this your barking!!!!!

    http://www.av-comparativ...ondret/avc_report24.pdf

    safe link I promise.

    and a great 9 out of 11 in the latest unwanted program detection.

    http://www.av-comparativ...est/pua/avc_pua2009.pdf

    and a great 3rd from bottom in the we missed alot of the spyware category out of 16 it came 13th.

    And people trust this program words fail me.

    The above tests are from the industries independent test labs every month, each antivirus program is subject to the same vigorous no bull to the limit tests,. Using 0 day attacks as well as 3 month old virus samples and more.

    Guess where avg comes each time.

  88. 4 out of 5 stars
    umi81

    Reviewing 9.0.716a1803 (Dec 12, 2009)

    In my experience AVG 9 is faster than 8 and uses less memory, and still provides a reasonable deal of protection.
    With default settings false positive are quite rare if compared with some others a/v.

  89. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Dec 11, 2009)

    Ive installed ths once more to give an unbiased review. Im running a i920 quad core at idle 7% cpu time. barely tick over. Avg has taken upto 19% at idle whats it doing? and sitting tying up 2/3 of the cpu on one core?

    Its now scanning my work machine which is mainly for internet and dev work.

    the false positives are back its just decided a java module is infected and once more the vba module ive written is a trojan. How can anyone seriously use this to protect the pc they are on. Internet is alot lot lot slower due to its webfiltering and checking of every file.

    Im glad to see betanews no longer have this as a editor pick. There own support forums are full of complaints that the support forum link is no longer on the free version homepage.

    Its crap now, version 8 worked they have brought out 9 and totally broken detections and added lots of false positives as a good measure.

    Awful.. and thankfully uninstalled once more

  90. 1 out of 5 stars
    ron_marz

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Dec 7, 2009)

    Adds a hidden "$AVG" folder to the root directory of every drive. I'll bring my score back up to a 5 when this litter is removed, as it otherwise does a fine job.

  91. 2 out of 5 stars
    Romas

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Nov 23, 2009)

    AVG 9 causes applications to lose focus every half an hour or so. Full screen apps like games just get alttabbed. Really annoying.

  92. 5 out of 5 stars
    GadgetPig

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Nov 18, 2009)

    Once again a good release once "properly" configured:

    a.) It's 2009 not 1989, make sure your PC has at LEAST 1gig ram and Pentium 4 2ghz or faster. You can buy a windows based 2ghz/2gig ram/160gig/DVD burner desktop for about $278 at Waly Mart now. Hardware is ridiculously cheap. Computers are not meant to be 20yr old appliances.

    b.) choose "custom" setup and uncheck everything (leaving only the core AV itself).

    c.) later during setup, DISABLE "daily scanning" option.

    d.) for added security (especially friends and family) you need to judge whether or not they are competent to know safe computing practices. If they are "download and click" happy or not as knowledgeable, then consider setting them as standard or limited user rights WITHOUT admin rights. There is NO OS that is 100% secure. Even Linux/OSX with root password in the hands of the wrong user is dangerous.

    e.) for friends and family of your choosing, consider installing teamviewer (installed as a service) for easy remote administration.

    f.) sit back relax and have a beer

    @Romas

    Did you configure it as I explained above? I'm also a gamer, and I have never had any issue with AVG9 causing any kind of app focus at stock minimalist settings. There is also "gaming mode" in settings you can turn on and off. YMMV. I recommend uninstall AVG, reboot, run their AVG remnants remover (http://download.avg.com/...____.dir/avgremover.exe), then do a clean custom install of AVG9 with just the core AV as I described above. You can also check to see what time your AVG daily definition/program update checks is set to run and change the time.

  93. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Nov 13, 2009)

    this is slow and bloated

  94. 2 out of 5 stars
    dink

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Nov 12, 2009)

    DO NOT install this hog!!
    Yes, scans are faster, but it hogs system resources.
    I installed this on an old machine and it stopped it in it's tracks!!
    Went back to v. 8.5 and all was back to normal.
    I suppose it's not so bad for a free alternative if you have a beefy machine.
    Yes, Version 7.5 was the best by far!!

    And hey Betanews, How about a recent updated screenshot?!!!!!!
    Or is that too much to ask for when doing a review of a product?!!

  95. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 9.0.707a1765 (Nov 12, 2009)

    Last good version was 7.5.x

    It can slow systems down noticeably if all the features are enabled. The download weighs in at 74 megabytes. Avira with all it's problems weighs in at only 33 megabytes and is much faster, but does lack email scanning in the free version.

    Good product once, not so much any more.

  96. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.704a1756 (Nov 11, 2009)

    most bloated POS ever made ....... made my system crawl !
    3 ghz dual core 2 gigs ram

  97. 2 out of 5 stars
    Yrgal

    Reviewing 9.0.698a1730 (Oct 25, 2009)

    The protection this program gives is above average and should do the job for most users.

    With that said... I noticed a few weeks ago that my computer was running slower than usual and figured it to be that time again to reinstall windows and wipe the sheet clean. I didn't think it could be anything else wrong than too many programs installed and too much obsolete information in the system files. Then I tried the AVG 9 update today and noticed that my computer was running even slower. Short story - uninstalled AVG and guess what? My computer runs really fast again! So my conclusion is that this little proggie is taking up way too much resources. Two stars and moving on to something better.

  98. 1 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 9.0.698a1730 (Oct 24, 2009)

    It is about time that preventionsoftware with this behavior on computers and other software that make just worse instead of good on your running pc get blacklisted worldwide. But as allways, read the reviews here, visit their forums, they tell you more than the producer of the software will do...

    Install Avira Antivir Personal - Free (for experts) or Avast Home Edition (for dummys). Both can be recommended instead of AVG and are free.

  99. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 9.0.698a1730 (Oct 24, 2009)

    Made my 3 ghz computer run very slow !

  100. 1 out of 5 stars
    Hilbert

    Reviewing 9.0.686a1719 (Oct 20, 2009)

    1. Loaded AVG 9 in the default Standard Installation mode and it installed.

    2. Tried to load in the Custom Installation mode and it failed repeatedly. Repeated the install with various different items (mail scanned etc.) deselected and each time it failed to install. It seems that deselecting options kills the install stone dead. So much for the QA before it was released.

    Part of the error message is as follows:

    "Installation Failed... ....Error: MSVC Redistributables installation failed. Installation of AVG can not continue."

    3. The uninstall feedback web site simply did not exist. Instead, the web site defaulted to the home page where (as usual) there is no feedback option.

    4. As always, AVG, as does so many other manufactures, makes it almost impossible to contact them UNLESS you are actually purchasing something.

    WHAT THESE IDIOTS DO NOT REALIZE IS HOW MUCH THIS TURNS OFF POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. IF I CAN'T CONTACT THE COMPANY THEN I WILL NOT PURCHASE FROM IT. THIS IS A GOOD INDICATOR OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ONE WHEN CUSTOMER SERVICE IS REALLY NEEDED.

    4. What's up with these turkeys? This has to be one of the worst stuff-ups I've seen for a new version launch in years.

  101. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 9.0.686a1719 (Oct 17, 2009)

    Installed this to try and okay the interface has changed faster scanning.

    AND

    AND

    AND

    the false positives are still here yep its decided that my banks smartcard reader is spyware barclays are going to be happy, my cds ive imported into itunes shop bought cd`s contain the mp3 generic adware exploit wtf. Junk this crap now, sort out the rubbish detections. God help anyone who relies on this as protection.

    there a -25 rating here

    hahahah its scanned and detected my banks vb log on program as Generic11.AEDF.

    totally laughable now

  102. 4 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 9.0.686a1719 (Oct 15, 2009)

    It's arguably a good product and I used it for years but I'ev switched permanently to MS Security Essentials.

    Why?

    It's lighter, faster and better integrated into the OS, a situation that can only improve over time. (200Mb less RAM used and less intrusion into file operations while providing the same basic essential protection)

    It doesn't nag me for a month once a year.

    As time has passed, this product has gotten bulkier and more unweildy. In its present state I'm going to give it a 3.5 rounded 8p to a 4.

  103. 1 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 9.0.686a1719 (Oct 15, 2009)

    Once again Microsoft enters a market and kills its competitors. There is no longer a need for this crappy AV.

  104. 1 out of 5 stars
    morrig

    Reviewing 9.0.686a1719 (Oct 15, 2009)

    All those guys having a go at Reverb,i had something similar on win 7 a week ago when did a scan with Norman malware tool,on a system that was running fine,it started tpo flag up everthing as trojan even run32dll.It reached a point before I stopped it the damage was done, and it had not just quarantined but deleted,had to re-install system. As to AVG used for years till about 2 years ago when the the new version was to much of a resource hog.

  105. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 8.5.420a1700 (Oct 1, 2009)

    Still crapware of the highest order. Installed this fresh today. Ive avira running quite happily on here, so i removed it and fresh installed and allowed it to update.

    So far on my system after doing an full system scan. it has found 17 yes 17 false positives on my vista system. Theres nothing on it virus wise. Ive just uininstalled it.

    False positive crapware still it is.

    Hello,
    I just started using AVG (free version) 8.5, and last night it ran a complete scan. Today when I looked for some files I'm using constantly, I found out they disappeared. Apparently AVG thinks they are trojans (although I'm sure they are not).

    Is there a way to bring them back from quarantine or something similar? Those are really important files..

    I appreciate your help!

    Tom

    from avg`s own fourm about is own program hmm

  106. 5 out of 5 stars
    Pfurri

    Reviewing 8.5.420a1700 (Sep 30, 2009)

    Sorry Reverb, but if someone talks such a bull.... (and not only once), he not only has half a brain ...; he has absolute "NO BRAIN" !!! That's the terrible truth for you !

  107. 1 out of 5 stars
    Reverb

    Reviewing 8.5.409a1634 (Sep 17, 2009)

    I apologise to those of you who were under the false impression that an AV that deletes vital system components is a good AV program. I realize this is your pet program and you will defend it to the bitter end but it doesn't change the fact that on a PC where the hard drive was wiped, XP SP2 PRO Retail (licensed copy I purchased at BestBuy 2 years ago) was installed AND NOTHING ELSE except AVG 8.5.406a1616 followed by it's updates it proceeded to flag both XP and AVG components as malware. I've never heard of an AV prog that confused its own components with malware.

    It is very peculiar that FAQ #1574: False positive "user32.dll" - NOV 2008 in which AVG mistakenly flagged a vital Windows system component can no longer be found on AVG's website but older FAQs are still there.

    THE REAL TAO: I do not work for a competitor. Anyone with half a brain knows that any software that deletes system files is either malware or a badly written POS.

    In AVG's defense both McAfee and CA antivirus have had similar incidents. I wonder if they all use the same signature database.

  108. 5 out of 5 stars
    THE REAL TAO

    Reviewing 8.5.409a1634 (Sep 12, 2009)

    reverb,do you work for a competing anti virus company ?...anyone with half a brain knows avg does not attack files without reason...it uses various methods to identify malware and any system files detected as malware would definately have been compromised,im assuming you understand most virus's will target system32 folder ?...therefore when your system files where deleted it was due to them being infected...avg are not one of these new companies that have come from nowhere and they are NOT novice or rouge,avg free is the best free anti virus available,case closed.....

  109. 5 out of 5 stars
    dink

    Reviewing 8.5.409a1634 (Aug 13, 2009)

    Reverb: Did you reformat using the original source disc, or did you create an unattended installation disc for windows which modified and slipstreamed service packs in with the original files... Just a question...

    As for everyone concerning false positives, I have this proggy running on all six of my machines...no falsies here. It don't slow my system down, as scans are the only physically demanding task that the software performs, and I'm not using my computers during that time. Schedule it to scan and update while you sleep.

    The article author here for Betanews needs to update the damn screenshot!!!

    And I found an article which tells you about giving 3 files in the AVG install folder different file extension names to get rid of that annoying drop-down notification....I have an ad-free AVG Free Edition. Here's the link to that website where I found the tip.
    http://forum.notebookrev...php?t=400819&page=2

  110. 1 out of 5 stars
    Reverb

    Reviewing 8.5.406a1616 (Jul 29, 2009)

    Prospero424:
    That sounds like a plausible explanation. Except I had wiped the hard drive, re-installed Windows XP, and immediately thereafter AVG after which I let it update itself. No other apps were installed yet. Sorry but any AV prog that doesn't know the difference between core system files, it's own components and malware is worse than having no AV running on your system.

    Yes I have heard that recent malware actually attacks AV products which would explain why my Norton started acting weird after running for 3 months but AVG had a clean system and it rendered my system unbootable. Apparently AVG doesn't look at virus signatures, just filenames to determine what is a virus. I can't recommend this in any way.

  111. 4 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 8.5.406a1616 (Jul 28, 2009)

    Reverb: The reason AVG identified system files as viruses (and probably why you were having problems uninstalling Norton, as well) is because they had been infected. This is SOP for nastier sorts of malware. Your system was almost certainly irreparably (by ANY software) infested, and in need of a wipe and reload. I've seen it hundreds of times.

    Update: the thing is that I can assure you with 100% confidence that AVG doesn't detect major OS components on every install of XP as infected. There is without a doubt SOMETHING different about your system that's causing this. AVG does not work on file names alone, it works on virus signatures and heuristics just like every other antivirus product out there.

    I'd suggest you write zeros to your drive (using a boot disk you can get from the hard drive manufacturer's web site) rather than a simple format and that you look REALLY close at the copy of XP you're installing on your system. Even if it's not obviously infected, there's something different about it. Let me know what you find in the discussion section above.

    Review: Resource usage, unless you have a MAJOR problem, is actually very, very good compared to other offerings; especially the free ones. If you include system services and the application(s) being run, Avira and Avast both use roughly 80MB of system memory with "minimal" installation options. AVG free installed with minimal options uses roughly 25MB. I honestly can't tell a difference in CPU usage between any of these programs. It's minimal unless, as I said, you've got a major problem.

    As for detection rates: yeah, they could be better. But you can't expect it to be as good as for-pay programs and, anecdotal evidence aside, it's comparable to other free solutions even if it gets beaten in some tests. The advantage to AVG is that they keep the application itself - the interface - more up to date than the free competition. It was the first to work properly under Vista, and it was the first to work properly under Windows 7. Heck, Avast still won't interface with the Windows 7 security center; it always reports that definitions are out of date even when they're not.

    But no, you cannot just plop AVG down on a Windows system and hand it over to, say, a 14-year-old who knows just enough about computers to be dangerous, and expect it to come back clean. It won't. Few anti-malware packages CAN make that claim, though. And AVG is still a whole lot better than nothing. I know: faint praise, heh.

    Bad news is that they've started using pop-up ad screens like Avira. Since that was the only thing keeping me from switching to Avira in the first place, I just ditched AVG.

  112. 1 out of 5 stars
    Reverb

    Reviewing 8.5.392a1598 (Jul 16, 2009)

    I don't think so. After Norton's CCSVHST.EXE ran my CPU to 90% or higher and couldn't be cleanly uninstalled I had to re-install XP SP3 and try another AV prog.

    I read all the postive reviews and therefore downloaded, installed, let it update itself and all looked great!! - until I did a scan. It identified the following as viruses/trojans: WINLOGON.EXE (XP core system file), WPA.DLL (part of Windows product activation) and PROTECT.DLL (A file installed by AVG meaning it can't tell the difference between it's own system files and a virus).

    After reboot I was unable to logon to Windows since it deleted vital components of the OS.

    CATASTROPHIC FAIL!

  113. 1 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 8.5.392a1598 (Jul 15, 2009)

    I think I agree with Dana.

    I only know 2 people who use this s***e and surprise surprise, I had to recently clean both those computers

    It is a pig with poor detection

  114. 5 out of 5 stars
    sturgess

    Reviewing 8.5.386a1586 (Jun 30, 2009)

    Well Dana1, I've been using AVG and Avira on my two respective machines for many years. Both have performed well and never let me down. Unlike you I find that 99% of my friends who are using AVG have clean lean computing machines. Perhaps my friends are a little more knowledgeable than the crowd who appear to make up your clientele, what do you think ?

  115. 1 out of 5 stars
    Dana1

    Reviewing 8.5.386a1586 (Jun 30, 2009)

    This software is crap. I service computers for a lot of people. 99% of computers that I see virus laden are running AVG free. May as well not be running any anti - virus software. I have actually downloaded a a known virus infected file to a computer running AVG free. It did not pick up on the virus nor did it detect it as a virus when the file was scanned. Pretty sad. I recommend Avast 4.8 Home. It runs neck and neck with Norton and is free. I use it personally, and have for years. Never seen a virus sneak by by. Stay away from AVG. Bloated and does not do the job !

  116. 1 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 8.5.374a1564 (Jun 22, 2009)

    This is the BIGGEST resource hog I have ever seen. The resident shield constantly takes up over 90% of the cpu. Total CRAP! Just use Avira instead. Its lower in resource usage and higher in detection than AVG.

  117. 4 out of 5 stars
    alalec

    Reviewing 8.5.364a1545 (Jun 14, 2009)

    AVG is a stable and complete anti-virus/anti-spyware application. The free version includes most of the basic protection functions. I noticed systematic suspicious network connections by the module avgnsx.exe to sites in Russia like spaceweb.ru (IP address: 77.222.40.36 part of a hosting provider?). Another problem is that even if you decide to install some software like Alexa, AVG wouldn’t allow you. When AVG detects insecure software, the SKIP function which is designed to allow you to force the installation of an application that is recognized by AVG as insecure, does not work properly. AVG moves the insecure software to the vault or removes it. The detection level of insecure software is good but it fails in some cases. In some cases you might receive false alerts. The process of updating the virus DB is active and works fine. If you consider the available FREE anti-virus AND anti-spyware software, AVG is one of the best. But be aware that security when you are connected to Internet is something relative; usually the software designed to protect you is actually trying to spy on you EXCLUSIVELY.

  118. 4 out of 5 stars
    autumnsun

    Reviewing 8.5.364a1545 (Jun 10, 2009)

    I've running AVG AntiVirus 8.5 Free edition without incidents on Windows 7. The only item of note is in the Windows Action Center. After installing AVG and doing a few Updates, I still get the red flag with the message "Update AVG Anti-Virus Free (Important)".

    i've done updates by clicking on the link in the Action Center and within the AVG application.

  119. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 8.5.336a1515 (May 17, 2009)

    Many Many false positives on my system. Its absolutley clean, tried to tell me my compiled visual basic contained a worm. And any dvd which ive used for years was a virus. Plus various spyware files where found that where downloaded off itunes as mp3. Very unrelaible even for free.

    theres much much better versions about avast, avira.

    gone to total crapware

  120. 3 out of 5 stars
    kbsoftware

    Reviewing 8.5.329a1515 (May 12, 2009)

    Too many false positives, peazip etc even on two programs I wrote.
    Updates don't seem to always work. Slows down the loading of programs etc. on my system, noticeable for just a second then everything seems to go back to normal.

    Time to switch.

  121. 4 out of 5 stars
    dink

    Reviewing 8.5.325a1500 (May 4, 2009)

    I don't have any problem with false positives, as I don't have it scan my cookies.
    I have it set to do all updates and scans while I sleep, Therefore gives me no interference when I'm using my pc's
    Still my favorite free antivirus program.

    I would give it a 5 rating if it didn't have the annoying notification at the bottom of the user interface!!

    And is it possible to update the damn screenshot?!!!

  122. 5 out of 5 stars
    sturgess

    Reviewing 8.5.325a1500 (May 2, 2009)

    It's never let me down yet.

  123. 1 out of 5 stars
    suthgal

    Reviewing 8.5.325a1500 (May 1, 2009)

    I downloaded 8.5 this morning, installed it, then my IE would not work, but outlook did. It must have changed something in the registry. I uninstalled, then reinstalled for the same thing to happen. I then did a system restore. I used AVG for many years, but sorry to say 8.5 is so bad. Will download avast now.

  124. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 8.5.325a1500 (May 1, 2009)

    not that it really slowed down my system, its just not the best at detection anymore, that and yes... many false positives

  125. 1 out of 5 stars
    huwawa

    Reviewing 8.5.285a1462 (Mar 28, 2009)

    Made my system sloooooow, and generated to much of false virus warnings

  126. 5 out of 5 stars
    GadgetPig

    Reviewing 8.5.285a1462 (Mar 27, 2009)

    I've also been using this for years, works perfectly fine. I don't install the whole suite, just the resident shield option, I uncheck linkscanner/msoffice plugin/etc, and I also uncheck "enable daily scanning", since I don't visit any dubios web sites.

    Latest tests from AVT-test.org March 2009 rate it 96% malware/87% adware detection, pretty good considering it's free.

    http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02#March

    Using resident shield option only, all core modules in process manager take up only 2200K total, not much at all, and doesn't slow down the system or affect gaming on my core 2duo 1.7mhz /2 gig ram.

    As far as memory, you can pick up 4gig of ddr-2 800 memory for $33.00. Computer's and memory are ridiculously cheap nowadays, there's no excuse to still keep your pentium 4 or Athlon xp.

  127. 5 out of 5 stars
    shdwstar

    Reviewing 8.5.285a1462 (Mar 27, 2009)

    I've been using AVG for years now. It is the only anti virus I will advise my clients to use. Doesn't slow down any of the machines I run it on, and it doesn't put nasty files in every directory like norton products.

  128. 1 out of 5 stars
    radiomaffia

    Reviewing 8.5.283a1450 (Mar 20, 2009)

    Tested it and removed it and time that you should do the same, buggy , slow false positives and therefor dangerous for your system.Avast Home Edition is far the best when comes to beiing freeware and trustfull. Avira is also good but has a 1 user license in the free edition so you cannot use it on 2 or more pcs at your home and it nagging you to upgrade to pro so i forget about avira as well.

    >>>[[[[Avast Antivirus Home Edition]]]]

  129. 1 out of 5 stars
    gmartau

    Reviewing 8.5.278a1439 (Mar 18, 2009)

    It was a very good antivirus that I used. Now is crap, is a virus itself, infected with stupidity, win32 of course.
    To many false positives to trust anything what detects and they don't fix anything despite sending reports. Programs protected with Themida (www.oreans.com) are "infected" with win32/Themida. How paranoic to be to perpetuate this for several months for the sake of detection rate?
    Don't mess with AVG Free or Pro tojan because will broke more than it fix.
    If you install this, expect after the first scan to recover your programs from quarantine.

  130. 2 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 8.5.278a1439 (Mar 4, 2009)

    What a pig ... slow and buggy
    see AntiVir

  131. 3 out of 5 stars
    Soozy

    Reviewing 8.5.278a1439 (Mar 3, 2009)

    HMMM, not for Vista or is the info wrong?
    And is this actually the free version?
    AVG web site is very confusing as to the latest version for free, 8 or 8.5.
    Answered my own questions, yes it is 8.5, even though a hover over of the download button says 8.0 and it is for Vista.

  132. 1 out of 5 stars
    kholdstare

    Reviewing 8.5.278a1439 (Mar 3, 2009)

    not everything free is good and this program proves that. all it does is tell you that you have a virus but doesn't do anything to delete it or clean it. this is up there with Norton

  133. 2 out of 5 stars
    madmike

    Reviewing 8.0.237a1428 (Feb 13, 2009)

    It may be free and thats commendable, but what cost is free. Its not as good as avira and other top flight programs.. 2 stars for free but security and stability ruin it

  134. 1 out of 5 stars
    tbresson

    Reviewing 8.0.234a1426 (Feb 12, 2009)

    After having used AVG for a very long time I feel kinda of sad to write this bad review about the product. Also because I'm not entirely sure that it's actually the program that's malfunctioning. But the latest months I've been having trouble with it. My Vista 32bit Ultimate Ed. keeps saying somethings wrong with it and there almost all the time some red exclaimation mark on the tray icon.

    Sometimes trying to update the antivirus seems to solve the problem but no all the time. Eventually you get kind of used to errors like; it can't conenct to the virus database online, or that you need to restart for the next update to apply (without downloading any updates) and so forth.

    I might be Vista or it might be Windows Defender really messing up the AVG product - who knows? I've decided to give Avast! a change again. It seems like the only real alternative to AVG anyway.

  135. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.233a1424 (Feb 3, 2009)

    They're still providing updates to 7.5.x on a daily basis.

    There is a reason for that. Version 8 is just NOT as good or as efficient as 7.5.x was. Win 98 SE rocked, Win ME sucked. People dig XP but Vista blows. Same deal here. Stick with 7.5.x for as long as you possibly can if you want to use AVG, but if you want to move beyond what 7.5.x offers, I'd seriously consider Avira and Avast instead. I've given AVG 8 try after try after try, and after all this time, it still does not measure up against AVG 7.5.x

    That's just the harsh reality of it, at least for me. They had something great and I guess they just couldn't stop themselves from screwin' it up. Man... :(

  136. 3 out of 5 stars
    Jammerdelray

    Reviewing 8.0.233a1424 (Feb 3, 2009)

    Offers no rootkit protection which is a necessity. So it's still possible to get infected while running it.

  137. 4 out of 5 stars
    fatray

    Reviewing 8.0.233a1415 (Jan 25, 2009)

    I just switched from AVAST, got tired of AVAST telling me some of my good programs was a virus. So far AVG is nothing but good, I've never had a virus before and don't think I will ever get one. No I'm not a safe server I have many torrents that need cracks, hacks, nocd keys and so forth. Been running virus free for many good years now.
    My only complaint so far is AVG always has that NAG screen on the bottom.

  138. 2 out of 5 stars
    02clams

    Reviewing 8.0.233a1415 (Jan 24, 2009)

    I have used on and off for years AVG, AVAST, and others. I firmly believe that anti-virus software slows down your computer and acts more like a virus than any form of protection. While using these products, I was able to infect my computer too. There is no substitute for a good firewall and smart computing in not clicking on everything that shows up in your mailbox or installing any program someone passes on to you.

    This is just my opinion, but there is little proof of protection from these products.

  139. 1 out of 5 stars
    computershack

    Reviewing 8.0.233a1415 (Jan 24, 2009)

    DO NOT USE THIS. Everyone on tech forums I am on who have infected computers even though they're running AV are using AVG 8. The free version has protection for the most prevalent path of infection, malicious or compromised websites, removed.

    If you really must have free, go with Avast.

  140. 1 out of 5 stars
    sdmunoz

    Reviewing 8.0.233a1415 (Jan 23, 2009)

    Getting bigger and bloated. Switch to avast!

  141. 4 out of 5 stars
    guti

    Reviewing 8.0.176a1400 (Dec 21, 2008)

    Even if stated by Betanews that it works on 2003, it is not. You will need a server version in order to install it.

    Anyway, a good free AV.

  142. 4 out of 5 stars
    eclipsingdivinity

    Reviewing 8.0.176a1400 (Dec 4, 2008)

    burfadel, while I agree that Avast is also a great choice for a free antivirus, I would argue that Avast actually feels just as heavy as AVG. And i'll even give AVG credit for sprucing up it's interface

    Obviously there are some excellent paid choices like Nod32 and Kaspersky that may be more aggressive with malicious software. But if you're just browsin' the web and playing games and not using your computer for heavy work or banking then you might just be alright with AVG, Avast or Antivir. Anybody who depends fully on the well being of their PC should consider some top ranking paid solutions.

  143. 2 out of 5 stars
    burfadel

    Reviewing 8.0.176a1399 (Dec 1, 2008)

    I am not a fan of AVG, I believe there are better free options out there such as Avast.

    An antivirus is an important thing to have on your computer, its funny to read comments like the one a few reviews back on the list here saying that an antivirus isn't important and its purely retardation to have a resident scanner.

    I would highly recommend NOT to take advice from people like that, for a start resident virus scanners do not scan every file by default. They scan files that are at risk of being infected. Scanning takes very little resources, and if your computer is slow with the antivirus its got nothing to do with the antivirus being slow, its your computer! AVG is a bit of a pig though, Avast is much more resource friendly. A reasonable antivirus does not slow your computer down, they're very 'transparent'. Its very easy to accidentally open an email attachment, or use a cd/dvd without scanning it and it can take only one slip up to infect your computer.

    A word of WARNING:
    Flash drives (pen drives/usb keys/SD, Compactflash etc) can affect your computer by simply plugging in affected drive!!!!

    Use Avast if you want a good free one :)

  144. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 8.0.176a1399 (Nov 30, 2008)

    pollok2
    take your wanna be Warez site else where

  145. 1 out of 5 stars
    catchpole

    Reviewing 8.0.176a1399 (Nov 28, 2008)

    getting really slow

  146. 3 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 8.0.176a1399 (Nov 28, 2008)

    I stopped using resident virus checkers because they slowed down my machine too much, AVG is no exception.

    Lets face it, there are 2 places you can get a virus now, one is downloading illegals off peer to peer networks and the other is through your browser by going to a malicious website.

    Solutions: 1. When you are done downloading Maya 9 from Shareaza, scan the folder with clamwin.

    2. Get spybot and immunize your browser.

    There. No more need for resident software to scan EVERY FILE as they its being accessed. Resident virus checkers are the single biggest reason people think their computer is slow and they need a new one, when they almost never do.

    If you currently have virii on your machine, I recommend AVG to get them off, but one you are clean take my above advise so you do not get infected again, then get rid of your resident checker.

    The sheer amount of retardation out there astounds me.

  147. 5 out of 5 stars
    Letterman

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Nov 5, 2008)

    The best anti-virus you can find right now.

    AVIRA has a better detection rate but is really poor when removing threats. It just can't repair anything. It removes files instead and only if they're not running. AVIRA can't do something as simple as reboot to remove files.

    The AVG developers team should work on the resident scanner right now. Make it less cpu intensive and avoid locking file while scanning.

    If you want a helper tool for AVG try http://tinyurl.com/avg107

  148. 4 out of 5 stars
    BillyBeta

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 29, 2008)

    DOES NOT WORK WITH SERVER 2003.
    BetaNews needs to update it's product description.

    Otherwise, it's pretty good with some problems. The search engine link checker is not a great idea. It generates a lot of unnecessary tcp traffic. The whitelisting is difficult to configure and doesn't always behave as needed.

    I stopped recommending v8 because it didn't fit my needs. But it's still pretty good. Better than most free versions.

  149. 1 out of 5 stars
    martinb

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 28, 2008)

    I used AVG free for several months with no problems. Purchased AVG 8.0 (full package) and attempted to install on Windows XP, SP2 machine. Install failed and caused me to lose internet connectivity. Downloaded utility from their site to "fix" the problem. Attempted to repair the installation also failed. Attempts to remove the installation failed. Ultimately, I had to download a removal utility to get rid of AVG. The advertised 24/7 support is a joke. It's been almost 48 hours days and I still have no response from their technical support other than a confirmation email assigning a request # for my case. Before you buy, look at their web site under support and hot topics and you will see a topic relating to loss of internet service after installation. Their solutions didn't work for me and according to one of the distributors I called there is no U.S. telephone support. I could have purchased support from that company at a rate of approximately $20.00 for the first 15 minutes with a technician. I have asked for a refund and will look for another product.

  150. 4 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 22, 2008)

    Working fine here. -3 though for a few too many false positives, but +1 for easily being able to add an exclusion path to the resident scanner, and +1 for still being able to uncheck the garbage in the custom install option.

  151. 1 out of 5 stars
    Stevefarrell

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 22, 2008)

    AVG 7.5 was a fantastic AV. I was using AVG for 4 years up until the messed things up with AVG 8.0 Now Ive moved to a different AV.

  152. 1 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 21, 2008)

    Many machines come into the shop infected. When we remove the drive, clean it on a seperate system, and reinstall it, guess what AV we see most times when we boot it...

  153. 1 out of 5 stars
    ron_marz

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 21, 2008)

    AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 is a great program (AVG 7.5) ruined.

  154. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 21, 2008)

    There is a reason why they are still providing daily updates for previous versions. It is because so many users wish to stay with 7.5.x.

    Version 8 By Comparison is bloated, slow and has had feature and stability problems related to the incorporation of newly purchased assets.

    IMO, they should not have tried to combine their good code base with the problematic code of the purchased assets.

    Detection rate is less than AntiVir by a noticeable amount, and it performs poorly in terms of speed as well.

    They took a pretty darn good product and transformed it into an unworthy successor. It is a sad turn of events, but I don't think anyone can deny that in comparison to 7.5, 8 does in fact disappoint.

  155. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 21, 2008)

    Zee333:

    I'm with Undesired Username and it's twits like you who are responsible for vendors thinking that they can get away with bloated nonsense like Vista, Symantec products, and other inefficient bloatware. I have an Athlon64 AM2 6000+ w/4Gb running a 64bit OS (XP64, NOT Vista) and I'm sreiously contemplating leaving AVG because of its incessant inability to reach its server, it's hogging of files and it's ever degrading performance.

    Get a clue - more hardware is not a panacea for inefficient, poorly designed and poorly executing code. Some of us remember when it was a point of pride to develope well designed and efficient code.

    This app is quickly falling out of that category.

    THREE stars.

  156. 1 out of 5 stars
    Undesired Username

    Reviewing 8.0.175a1382 (Oct 21, 2008)

    People like me and Aegis69 are simply more aware of the performance impact that applications like this have. If I installed this turd on my sister-in-law's computer, she'd simply think that's how her PC was supposed to work.

  157. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zee333

    Reviewing 8.0.173a1373 (Oct 3, 2008)

    @Aegis69
    When will people like you reolize that we're not living in 1998 anymore, computers are more then able to handle programs like this and others together without a problem and if your computer isn't able to then i suggest you upgrade your old a** computer because my computer isn't anything great and is able to handle this just fine with several other programs.

  158. 3 out of 5 stars
    Ryusennin

    Reviewing 8.0.173a1373 (Oct 1, 2008)

    I finally switched to Avira after using AVG for eight years. AVG8 is an insane resource hog, browsing my mails in Thunderbird and simply running programs in XP was incredibly slow with the new resident shield. I couldn't stand it anymore. Not even mentioning the incredible amount of false positives.

    AVG was great; now there are much better free alternatives than this bloated antivirus. Avira is the new sherif in town.

  159. 1 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 8.0.173a1373 (Oct 1, 2008)

    Slow, buggy, failed to catch a virus that nailed me!
    now I use AntiVir it is way better!

  160. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 8.0.173a1373 (Sep 30, 2008)

    7.5 was great, light, small, fast. 8 is going down the road Norton went down, too big, too many system resources are used, slows down even fast systems. When will developers realize that their app is not the only one running on peoples systems?

  161. 3 out of 5 stars
    Alexander-GG

    Reviewing 8.0.169a1359 (Sep 30, 2008)

    The free version has a nag screen which offers you to upgrade to premium version every time you open a program window. The IE and Firefox toolbar is awful. The features are very basic.

  162. 3 out of 5 stars
    cyclone22

    Reviewing 8.0.169a1359 (Sep 1, 2008)

    I was a AVG user for about 5 years.But recently AVG failed to detect Autorun viruses spreading through usb flash drives.
    Finally Avira free version did the job for me.

  163. 1 out of 5 stars
    catchpole

    Reviewing 8.0.169a1359 (Aug 28, 2008)

    i used AVG many years, but its gettin heavier and heavier. now i am happy Avast user, much lighter and as good as AVG.

  164. 3 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 8.0.169a1359 (Aug 28, 2008)

    looks nice, and at first glance seems to work well.

    When manually selecting files/folders to scan it would be nice if it actually told you the results of the scan - I guess no results means no virus....
    except that I got infected with a nasty rootkit and worm that AVG failed to quarantine heal or delete, then failed to remove at all.

    Took me over 20 hours to find a solution that worked.. AVG couldn't hack it, so now it's gone from my system, just like the worm.

  165. 1 out of 5 stars
    DarkRats

    Reviewing 8.0.169a1359 (Aug 28, 2008)

    The free version gets low priority access to the update servers. For me, that means only 1.2 kps download speed over broadband. Thats a major reason not to use this product. I don't pay for a cable connection to wait 10 minutes to download a few hundred KBs. AVG has definitely gone down hill since version 7.5, not only with their AV software, but also the way they treat their users. I would not install this on anyone's computer. BTW, why do you always show the screenshot from 7.5?

  166. 2 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Aug 27, 2008)

    Sorry but resident virus checkers slow your system down far too much to be worth it, use spybot immunization, run spybot once in a while to see if things start popping up, use firefox with adblocker, and install clamwin to scan individual EXE or ZIP files before you open them.

    Be a little bit proactive with your security and you'll never need resident AV software running again.

  167. 1 out of 5 stars
    meiamo

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Aug 18, 2008)

    i first had avira personal about a couple of months ago,but it was no good,so i turned into AVG free,and i was very happy with the resident shield and the every day updates,but my computer started acting strange,so i made a full scan that showed nothing,so i deleted AVG and got Pctools internet security the trial version which ends in 15 days then it starts to protect not protect and remove,but when i scaned my computer with it i found a trojan , a hijacker and a back door,when i removed those stuff my computer started working great again.
    i dont recommend AVG even to my enemies(whoever they are),and from the other hand i recommend Pctools internet security to every one.
    finally about AVG slowing down computers that's true,but to be honest Pctools internet security (like any internet security)does that too,but with it you don't need to have an external firewall,anti-spyware,or even an anti-spam,so it is much faster than puting all of those together,and again,i recommend Pctools internet security to anyone who is tired of trying helpless security programms.

  168. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Aug 14, 2008)

    Erasing my previous review and apologizing to the devs.

    The product works as advertised and works well.

    What DOESN'T work well is Vista's POS IPV4 kludge on top of IPV6 (just another Vista f-up in Enterprise Edition).

    Good product, works well, not nearly as pudgy and slow as avast! and in general I'm very satisfied.

    FIVE stars.

  169. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Aug 8, 2008)

    Yes they are right someimes AVG can hog a bit. But why sacrifice security and ease of use and managabilty. You never really have to interact with it and if you do its very easy and straight forward to use.

    My opinion, and I've been a PC techinician and network admin for many years, this is great for office use and home use and I've never had a problem with Virus's in 3-4 years of using AVG.

    It may interfere with games when LAN gaming or on the net, but it will not stop you playing at all. You could just shut it down if you are concerned that its interfering and it will start up again on boot.

    I trust AVG thus far!! 5 Stars!!

  170. 5 out of 5 stars
    shdwstar

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Jul 29, 2008)

    for a more detailed review you can visit my site at http://mzk.gofreeserve.c...s.php?lng=en&pg=120

  171. 1 out of 5 stars
    speedwaystar

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Jul 8, 2008)

    This used to be a great AV product. Unfortunately, it has transformed itself into a bloated resource hog that slows even fast machines to a crawl (try opening a network share folder with 100+ .exe files in it and enjoy twiddling your thumbs while AVG scans every one of them on default settings).

  172. 1 out of 5 stars
    war593122

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Jul 7, 2008)

    Indeed it does, just ran it in a virtual machine to see for myself and yes its a hog for sure...

  173. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 8.0.138a1332 (Jul 7, 2008)

    It sucks on new computers as well never mind old

  174. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.135a1330 (Jul 3, 2008)

    Eaves - I've read the link but I don't understand exactly what AVG 8 is doing. How is it increasing "fake traffic" on outside web sites?

    I thought AVG AntiVirus Free only scanned local machines.

    Does it now send data out to the web or something?

    Thanks

  175. 1 out of 5 stars
    eaves

    Reviewing 8.0.135a1330 (Jul 3, 2008)

    A bloated mess that is still spamming websites with fake traffic.
    http://www.theregister.c...ses_fake_traffic_as_ie6/

    Below, in his gushing fanboy review, GadgetPig writes about AVG, "Has customizable install, only free antivirus that updates itself automatically (without any user interaction)". Maybe GadgetPig should look more closely at Avast!. While Avast's default for updating asks the user if he wants to update, it is a simple checkbox in the options screen to go to fully automatic, unprompted updating.

  176. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 8.0.135a1330 (Jul 3, 2008)

    Absolute Crap now of the highest order. This is just bloatware. If your prepared for a system slowdown then install this.

    Avoid avoid get something else I cannot at all recommend version 8.

    Makes my quad core run like a zx spectrum

    dudeboys.

    it goes the to websites you google or similar and checks the sites for unwanted content. Like a previsit. To see how slow your net can be install it and watch your cable modem max out.

    s***e of the highest order.!!!

    and loads of sites are complaining about the fake hits.
    In late February, AVG paired its updated anti-virus engine with a real-time malware scanner that vets search engine results before you click on them. If you search Google, for instance, this LinkScanner automatically visits each address that turns up on Google's results page.

    According to the company, more than 20 million people have downloaded the new AVG 8, and this has caused a huge up-tick in traffic on sites across the web, including The Register. Because the scanner attempts to disguise itself as a real live human click, webmasters who rely on log files for their traffic numbers may be unaware their stats are skewed. And others complain that LinkScanner has added extra dollars to their bandwidth bill.

    as i said complete s***eware

    Safe Search. AVG scans Google, Yahoo! & MSN search results in real-time as you search and places safety ratings next to each link.

    Safe Surf. AVG scans each and every Web site and Web link within a Web site before you open them to ensure they are safe.

    Safe Link Scan. AVG scans every Web link you come across, whether in e-mails, documents or instant messages, no matter the source, before you open them to ensure you are protected in advance 100% of the time.

    this is from its own website and it will slow your surfing down MASSIVELY

    s***eware!!!

  177. 1 out of 5 stars
    tipstir

    Reviewing 8.0.135a1330 (Jul 2, 2008)

    The prior poster is right it is crap.

    1. Slow to scan (take a couple of hours)
    2. Can crash the system
    3. Just don't install it use something else..

  178. 1 out of 5 stars
    no_one

    Reviewing 8.0.135a1330 (Jul 2, 2008)

    I have been using pay-for AVG for some years and have been happy with it, I have tried a previous build of (pay-for)8 and just run the current build of (pay-for)8......the useless piece of sh!t almost ground my computer to a stop, so I have gone back to 7.5 and unless AVG get their arse into gear I shall shift to a competitor.

  179. 1 out of 5 stars
    glassdesigns

    Reviewing 8.0.135a1330 (Jul 2, 2008)

    Used this for years but have been trying others since version 8.xxxx came out. It has turned into a resource hog with no serious added benefits. This is now bloatware.
    I have finally settled on Avira as AVG's replacement. If AVG slims down then I may go back but once you have moved on it's tough to go back.

  180. 2 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 26, 2008)

    AVG should just have stick with what worked so well in 7.5. Small memory useage, simple layout, and you could easily kill the processes and functions you didnt want.

  181. 4 out of 5 stars
    paulm84

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 25, 2008)

    no prpbelms with 8.0 system wise no errors no crashes

    but i dont' like the phising filter it slows down my web surfing and frankly ie,FF and opera already protect me from bad sites

  182. 2 out of 5 stars
    Morsel

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 25, 2008)

    AVG went from awesome free AV software, to a good one and to a bad one. This new version chews up nearly 85MB RAM (average) with all the processes combined. It's ok when you have 2GB of RAM on your PC and surfing Facebook, email, chat. But, while gaming or encoding videos that's not acceptable.

    But, WORST is that you can't just kill the processes anymore through Task Manager like the previous versions. And EVEN WORST is that you can not kill the Services either! The darn thing is unstoppable!...unless you uninstall it like I did. I am very disappointed with AVG 8.

  183. 2 out of 5 stars
    ninjeratu

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 25, 2008)

    The low detection rate and the high number of false positives is unacceptable. If you can't trust your AV to find virus/malware/spyware and have to rescan using other software "just to be sure" it's a complete waste of time using it. Just get something better instead.
    Slow scanning. Reasonable system footprint, unless scanning. Slow updates.

    It's free, but Avira is free too and Avira's a lot better than this in all regards. Avira's detection rate rival the commercial products.
    AVG was a great free alternative to buying AV back when it had zero competition. Today there are alternatives and unless AVG shape up, they're going to die a slow and reasonably horrible death.

    Anything is probably better than nothing, even with the false positives and low detection rate, so I will give this 2/5. I recommend NOD32 instead, or Avira if you're cheap.

  184. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 24, 2008)

    Dude why not Antivir? Avast is crap much like this

  185. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 24, 2008)

    Blaxima: I'll give it a look. This link is the right one, correct?

    http://www.free-av.com/e...al__free_antivirus.html

    Original Post:

    Only one day left until they stop providing us with updated definition files for 7.5.

    I've downloaded all the files so I can at least have all the definitions on disk so that if / when I do fresh re-installs, I can at least have AVG 7.5 updated to the June 25th release.

    Guess we'll only have to worry about viruses released after that date.

    It is such a bummer that version 8 turned out so bad. Take a good thing and screw it up. Happens all the time in big businesses, but it totally blows when it happens to everday apps.

    Guess Avast is about the only top-level option on the free side.

    Man, what a sad, sad thing.

    It's like when your 10th grade sweetheart has to move out of state when her dad gets a new job. :(

  186. 2 out of 5 stars
    ron_marz

    Reviewing 8.0.101a1327 (Jun 24, 2008)

    From version 7.5 to 8.0, my review dropped from a 5 to a 2. As another poster noted, it really does flag every file named "keygen.exe" as a virus and won't let you open it without adding the whole folder containing it to the exclude list. It also has a nasty habit of flagging as viruses macros that I've written in Auto Hotkey and compiled to exe files.

    But worst of all, as so many others have reported, is not just the bloat and the higher resource requirements, but the slowdown it imposes on your system every time you open a program from a link in the Start Menu, as apparently it has to scan every file in the target directory first.

    AVG Anti-Virus used to be the best of the free virust scanners. Now it's down towards the bottom of the list.

  187. 5 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 16, 2008)

    The statements of it not being freeware are nonsense.

    The free version is still there and 64-bit to boot.

    FIVE stars.

  188. 2 out of 5 stars
    Techwizard

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 15, 2008)

    Too bad it had to become shareware. It was the best of the freeware antivirus programs out there, but there are just too many really good freeware programs out there to justify paying for it. Free updates until the end of June, then so long AVG and hello Avast!

  189. 3 out of 5 stars
    rms10

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 12, 2008)

    This product is no longer freeware. It is trialware

  190. 5 out of 5 stars
    GadgetPig

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 10, 2008)

    I rate this high as this is the most complete "free" antivirus available. Has customizable install, only free antivirus that updates itself automatically (without any user interaction), includes resident spyware protection, msoffice, and mail/pop3 protection.

    When installing, obviously uncheck the toolbar option, and it's optional for resident link checker, office integration, and pop3 protection. I unchecked all those options except for spyware and resident spyware shield only.

    c:\program files\avg takes up about 24.5 meg drive space
    avgrsx.exe (resident shield) takes only 6980k
    avgtray.exe (tray icon) takes only 1136K
    avgwdsvc.exe (spyware protection?) takes only 3840k
    total=11,956k

    compare this with firefox3 nightly, which takes up 76,988K and I can't complain really considering it's doing an important job.

    I'm running this on a core2duo notebook with Vista ultimate, 2gigs ram, no slowdown and no problem.

    4gigs of DDR2 800 ram is now $73.00 on n_wegg, 2gigs of DDR2 800 is now $ 37.99. If anyone is worried about resources, please please consider more ram or upgrade your pc. We live in an age where memory and cpu is cheaper than ever before, and give more bang for the buck. Today's programs and operating systems are indeed resource hungry, and if you still have a P3,P4, or Athlon XP, it's really time to upgrade.

    cheers!

  191. 3 out of 5 stars
    marvngardn

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 10, 2008)

    FYI: It thinks that any program called keygen.exe is malware and defaults to disallow access.

  192. 4 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 10, 2008)

    The resident scanner is a resource hog, it is true. However, to be effecient it has to be. All resident anti-virus/anti-spyware scanners are the same that way. If you can discipline yourself to manually scan each file you download and use Firefox 3.0 RC2 you can disable the resident anti-virus scanner and link checker and you'll get your resources back.

  193. 3 out of 5 stars
    FailedCRC

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 10, 2008)

    Such a shame that the free product is now so resource hungry, I'm exclusively recommending avira from now on.

  194. 2 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 9, 2008)

    I've been testing version 8 extensively, and how anybody can, with a straight face, claim that it is faster and/or more efficient than version 7.5 is beyond me.

    It is really going to suck when on June 25 they disallow any more updates for the 7.5 product line. If they are going to update virus definitions for a free product in version 8, why not also enable updated virus definitions for version 7.5 as well?

    I'm not talking about bunches of code modifications to the actual application, but if you have to provide updated definitions to your other free product anyway, how hard can it be to simply provide them in a format compatible with 7.5 as well?

    I'm sorely disappointed by their decision to turn their back on 7.5 users. It's not just freeloaders like me, but 7.5 users that have purchased the line of apps and are going to be getting shafted as well.

    I don't like forced upgrades. Microsoft did it to get people to go with XP instead of Win 9x, for example, by no longer offering to WQHL drivers for the OS, and making it so compiled products like their own MS Office no longer work with the 9x platform, instead requiring Win 2000 or Win XP just to run.

    I wish AVG would not follow that same path, but it appears that is what they have chosen to do, and it really is a pity.

    I'm a huge fan of AVG and especially 7.5, and think it's great with all the hype and crud the retail companies like Symantec and McAffee pull that you can get a solution that is pretty much just as good, if not better, and you don't have to fork out tons of cash for a subscription.

    But for many, 8.x is just not as good of an experience as 7.5 is, and being forcibly left behind is a real disappointment.

  195. 3 out of 5 stars
    war593122

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 9, 2008)

    Odd that it thinks you have 100s of activex adware on your system after running spybot search and destroy. Of course you don't!!

    And I agree the interface is nice but yeah way to much bloat now... I just want the damn avg anti-virus scanner and nothing more...

  196. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ryusennin

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 9, 2008)

    Much better than 7.5, GUI has been overhauled and streamlined. Lots of false positives in the first few weeks of release, but the virus database is greatly improving.

  197. 5 out of 5 stars
    ShahinD

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 9, 2008)

    Good, efficient

  198. 2 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1323 (Jun 9, 2008)

    7.5 was great. This has gone downhill. Too much bloat. Stick to the point, Grisoft!!

  199. 2 out of 5 stars
    Energizer23

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 9, 2008)

    I loved 7.5. Version 8 caused problems on my ddesktop and laptop. I had to reinstall Windows XP on the desktop. Switched to Avast.

  200. 3 out of 5 stars
    xnatx

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 5, 2008)

    They have ruined a perfectly good anti virus. AVG 7.5 was great. Uninstalled now using Avira.

  201. 4 out of 5 stars
    hagjohn

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 3, 2008)

    It's my understanding that 9x and 2000 are not supported.

    Use it on my laptop. Works great.

  202. 4 out of 5 stars
    tontito

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 3, 2008)

    I can't say i don't like it.

    Uses same mem in my system and i can tune it to ignore some folders, something that i coundn't do with previous free version.
    I also like the icon .P

  203. 3 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 3, 2008)

    from a 1 to 10 it get a 6.5
    Avira free edition baby

  204. 2 out of 5 stars
    volcane

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 2, 2008)

    Prior to v8 it's good, uninstall v8 after using it for few days. Bloatware and unwanted nag screen.

  205. 2 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 2, 2008)

    Bloatware. Scans are way too slow. After using version 7.5 for a long time I am really disappointed in version 8 and uninstalled it and installed avast! 4.8 which works great.

  206. 2 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 2, 2008)

    yeah I am not very happy with v 8 either. 7.5 was great. little memory footprint, less bloat, and more to the point. I dont mind upgraded and new icons but this is too much bloat. Been using AVG for years now but im gonna have to start looking around for alternatives. really too bad as i really liked this AV program.

  207. 2 out of 5 stars
    Ama3rd

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 2, 2008)

    Used AVG Free for a long time. Installed AVG 8.0 and I gave it maybe two hours before I uninstalled it. Reinstalled AVG 7.5.
    I understand it's free, but what I don't understand is why change something that isn't broken?
    Time to move on and use another anti virus application that only concerns itself with finding virus and etc...

  208. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 2, 2008)

    Don't like 8. Oddly, with 7.5 installed, it updated yesterday and today with new virus definitions. 7.5 ain't quite dead on schedule...

    They really, really need to slim 8 down. The free version is trying to do to many things now, and it's slowing down my rigs, and I'm not happy about that.

    7.5 may not be up to date with the very latest definitions in a while, but it will still work on the majority of files most folks are likely to encounter, I would think.

    Here's hopin' that 8.x gets better with time.

  209. 3 out of 5 stars
    tbresson

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1315 (Jun 2, 2008)

    According to what I've read the V8 version is also a bit buggy (or can be).

    Or most importantly; they supposedly removed some of the protective features from the freeware version to the commercial version.

    AntiVir or Avast! is supposedly good alternatives.

  210. 3 out of 5 stars
    glassdesigns

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (May 21, 2008)

    I agree, 7.5 was good. 8.0 just adds bloat. I have switched to Avast. Avast is using half the memory of AVG on my system. Following the direction of Norton is not a good thing. Keep it simple. Adding bloat is not better.

  211. 2 out of 5 stars
    winamp

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (May 16, 2008)

    it sad, v7.5 was very good. this new s*** only makes my computer slow. only good thing is the new layout and thats it free. any suggestion of better free av soft with low resorce cpu/mem use?

  212. 4 out of 5 stars
    Cris3

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (May 6, 2008)

    Version 8 required.
    Grisoft has announced that version 7.5 will be automatically deleted after May 30, 2008.
    I think this new version is ok.

  213. 4 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (May 1, 2008)

    Well, if you want to talk about bloat, lol i removed norton from a machine and put this on, and the machine ran about 10x faster, it was an old xp with only 128mb of ram (the machine was virtually un-usable with norton). This works fine as long as you do a custom install and uncheck the un-needed junk. And disable daily scans. Would be better if they just left out the toolbar and email component, it would probably have cut down its download size a bit. All in all, for free, i think this is pretty decent.

  214. 2 out of 5 stars
    Cooledit

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 30, 2008)

    no love here

    v8 on startup eats about 40mb ram, with email
    scanner and security toolbar disabled

    v7.5 was at 2-3mb ram on startup

    v8 also have noticable slower scanning than v7.5

  215. 3 out of 5 stars
    dcaine100

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 30, 2008)

    Upgraded from AVG 7.5 to 8.0 not totally convinced by AVG 8, the interface is a big improvement (pic above is 7.5)I had to turn the link scanner off by disabling the AVG safesearch add-on in firefox and IE because I use McAfee SiteAdvisor and linkscanner didn't work.

    Download some test viruses from eicar.com and it detected all of them but only after downloading them.

    Not bad for a free Anti-virus but I'm going to try AntiVir.

  216. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aires

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 29, 2008)

    Is it just me, or have AVG taken a previous excellent anti-virus and turned into a far less user-friendly sluggish version, that immediately made me install it and go back to v7.5? I mean, this has really truly gone downhill with this version. I have disabled elements of the anti-virus which I don't need and it throws up a red exclamation mark in the system tray. I know what I've disabled - I don't need a red exclamation mark to tell me for God's sake. Also there's an element that you can't even disable in the Advanced settings (I forget which). I can't recommend this at all and you should stick with v7.5 - I never thought I'd ever say this but this only gets 1 Star I'm afraid. :(

  217. 1 out of 5 stars
    dstream

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 28, 2008)

    this has just gone to garbage ware.

    The previous version ran effortlessly for years now it has constant pop up reminders about paying for the full version.

    Bloated as well and its found no end of false positives . All of a sudden I must have the most virus ridden system on the planet. Its 7.5 found nothing . Its 8.0 has found 23 all false psoitives of already running program. Im uninstalling this crapware now.

    Guys theres noe better antivirus goto avast or antivir.

    avast has found none of these false positives.

    Crappola ware!!!

    the bad part is if your on google or similar it will goto all the websites in a search without you asking and check them all.

    it will visit every page and I mean every page in a search

  218. 2 out of 5 stars
    TC17

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 27, 2008)

    I would have given this a 5 star, but I won't because of the stupid link checking option it now uses. For example when you use google to search, it will check every single link on the page, and every page. This is unacceptable... and if you turn it off, then your stupid icon does nothing but display an annoying exclamation point as if something is wrong.

    This also poses a problem because law enforcement recently was using entrapment to arrest people. Anyone clicking on one of their links automatically gets you arrested. And since this program is automatically checking every link, that is very bad.

  219. 1 out of 5 stars
    mystic21

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 26, 2008)

    I have to agree with dragonstar. after installing this new version, memory usage increased to unusable state, and if IE didn't crash, it was dead slow. I had it installed long enough to find that it detected spybot and spywareblaster prevention entries as infections, and it wanted to remove them. It is a problem they admit on their help page, but they say they can do nothing about it. I think that if you can test for a key's existence, you can also test for an entries value, and make a basic decision if it is really installed spyware or not. I think this is unfair practice on the part of grisoft, and definately a step in the wrong direction.

  220. 1 out of 5 stars
    DragonStar

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 26, 2008)

    junk. just because there are machines out there that have 8gb of ram and dual quad core cpus does not mean that I want to use all that power to be able to open IE without crashing. the interface, although past due for update, was just fine without all the unnecessary garbage grisoft tossed in. I have been running avg for 7 years because it always was adequate, and maintained a small memory footprint. Now, all that is gone. Pure garbage, and a real disappointment.

  221. 2 out of 5 stars
    wellingtonadd

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 25, 2008)

    The Avira AntiVir free is much better in performance and detection rates.

  222. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 25, 2008)

    First off the good. The new UI is a welcome (and about time) change..........that is all. Now the bad, detection rate is mediocre and it has too many false postives. The impact on the system is not bad but the on demand scan time is ridiculously slow especially when compared to NOD and KAV which do better jobs with detection in a shorter time. I don't know, I'm a NOD user so maybe this is what you get with a free AV but AntiVir is free too and has excellent detection rates.

    Atleast this is better than avast but like it was said already, the free version is practicly hidden on their website and that free price tag is the only excusable reason anyone should look to this instead of NOD

  223. 5 out of 5 stars
    DoHickey

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 25, 2008)

    I installed this version as an upgrade from the 7.5 AVG free version. The install went smooth along with the automatic removal of the 7.5 version.

    After a restart of the computer, I right clicked on the icon by the clock & did the update. It's nice that it does this in the background unlike the old version.

    It did take a long time to scan the system, but it seems to be more thorough and found a lot of things that the old version didn't.
    I use AOL 9.0 and had no problems using the software with this version of AVG. I don't play online games or any other type of games other than windows solitaire, so I didn't have that conflict.

    Checking email with outlook express worked fine with the little pop up indicator that AVG was checking things. The new look of the AVG free is a nice change from the windows standard look.
    I'm very happy with this product, thank you AVG.

  224. 2 out of 5 stars
    Soozy

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 24, 2008)

    Very disappointed in this build.
    AVG 7.5 never found any Trojans for AOL or AOL Desktop (no anti AOL remarks please).
    Yet AVG8 found 22, but when I tried to Send to Analysis, because I feel they are false positives, the Send failed several times.
    Then I try to go back on AOL and both AOL and AOL Desktop failed to launch.
    I had to reopen AVG and restore the threats in the Virus Vault and reboot to get back on AOL.

  225. 3 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 24, 2008)

    The new version has a much improved gui and a lot of new features. However, it falls short in its detection rate. I have noticed that it now missed stuff that it used to get in version 7 such as the EICAR Test Virus. The new command line scanner doesn't seem to get anything when used with GetRight. The last straw for me was the extremely SLOW scans. Even when set to a fast scan it takes nearly 4 hours to scan my 320 GB HD. The new Antivir only takes just over 1 hour to do the same scan and catches more stuff.

  226. 1 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 24, 2008)

    SECOND UPDATE: It causes mass slow-downs and crashes of apps even when it's just resident, with no scans being conducted.

    Junkware - I'm going back to the 7.5. I'd rather have Adware that works than Junkware that don't. :)

    UPDATE: It took over 2 hours to scan my other machine. TWO Freakin' Hours! That said, it flagged a bunch of stuff as "SPYWARE" that I don't think is spyware at all. A couple of official game patches even, and some trainers. Sure hope they work on version 8. So far, I'm not terribly impressed. I may end up going back to 7.5.x

    Took me a while to find - I had to go to the SITE MAP link in order to locate the v8.x download:

    http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe

    They sure arent' making it as easy as I would like for folks to find the free version.

    I wonder if they are planning to stop providing a free version, given how hard they are trying to hide it behind tons of links to the paid version.

    For now, a 3. I'll test and determine if the software warrants more because of performance and offsets the hardcore push to the paid version.

  227. 3 out of 5 stars
    marty

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 24, 2008)

    I might give BN a 3 since the download link is a 404. Downloaded directly from Grisoft - the update server failed. Hopefully this will be corrected in a day or so.

  228. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ryusennin

    Reviewing 8.0.100a1295 (Apr 24, 2008)

    AVG 8 Free is now available.

    So long AVG 7 and thanks for all the phish.

  229. 4 out of 5 stars
    DakotaSunRunner

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1293 (Apr 21, 2008)

    I also like AVG, while it is true that there is no antivirus software made that will keep you entirely 100% safe, all of them try to do a good job. Some of them are just better at their job than others. I think that AVG is a pretty good software, perhaps not the very best, but it is free. If you use common sense with what you do on your computer this software should do well for you. The add that happens now and then with this software does not really bother me, but is somewhat a pain, but get over it, it is free. These companies cannot exist on giving everything away free.

    One thing I notice on this forum and many others, are the forum rightous I call them and the forum bullies who know everything and anything about everything and anything, which of course is not true. Some come on these forums merely to argue and pretend to be better at wisdom than others, you all should basically ignore them, I do.

    You put on your computer what you like and you need no approval from anyone to do that!

  230. 1 out of 5 stars
    cowgaR

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1293 (Apr 19, 2008)

    allways kept me safe...what a joke, how do you know it? there isn't an antivirus that makes you safe dude, just some are better...this one is the worst (well maybe after norton, everybody "likes" norton ;P)

    2 days ago I was repairing a computer...strange problems with whole system (wi-fi not working, desktop flashing, closing any open application after 5 s of usage) so guess what...

    first I fixed the wi-fi, updated RUNNING AVG with all its bloatware processes on a tray, and scanned up a comp with it while doing my sysinternals-autoruns-magic in background for diagnosics.

    AVG didn't find a s***, I found 2 viruses through autoruns, first one was easy to destroy through safe-mode wipe-out, to destroy the 2nd one (much clever replicating at least to 5 different places with many backup-spawning-processes) I needed to use recovery console...

    but prior to killing 2nd one I tried easier method, I uninstalled this crap AVG (with hour fresh antivirus base), restarted the PC and installed NOD32 3.0 30 day trial on a machine.
    Immediately after the install (really fast one, much better than old 2.7 and NO REBOOT required at all!) it found out virus in memory (and registry entries for the 2nd one, already destroyed) and disabled it (well, just from annoying me; - so no desktop flashing, killing appz and so on). Sadly it couldn't delete the main .dll of the virus - not even at reboot process (but it tried to do so - at least that was the message in the log). Hence recovery console was the only low-level access to delete the bas**** ;) But still I've got at least diagnostic with virus name and all the info (that I've already knew...)

    Thanks to Mark Russinovich for its wonderfull tools (process monitor and particularly for autoruns), thanks to NOD32 for super-simplicity and diagnostics (although s***ty repair) and go to hell with any AVG!

  231. 5 out of 5 stars
    sturgess

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1293 (Apr 19, 2008)

    Always kept me safe. It's free and I thank them for that.I don't mind them reminding me that they have a paid version available, it makes good business sense. So if you don't like what they are doing stop using them, now that's not too difficult for you lot to understand is it.

  232. 2 out of 5 stars
    GrantTLC

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1293 (Apr 19, 2008)

    AVG now nags at you to upgrade with obtrusive, intermittent pop-ups. And the free version is now next to impossible to find on their revamped website.

    This is a sad downturn for one of the last decent free Anti-virus products.

  233. 3 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 17, 2008)

    I'm very annoyed by recent updates that seem to turn this product into Adware.

    I don't like seeing the ad for version 8 on the main control center interface, and I am absolutely getting torqued about the pop-up dialog asking me to purchase version 8.

    Is there any way to disable this crap?

    I'm a longtime user and fan, but am almost to the point where I'm going to dump the program for something else.

    If someone can help find or identify a way to get rid of the adware / nagware, I would appreciate it.

  234. 4 out of 5 stars
    JeremyP

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 16, 2008)

    EarlyMorning Hours

    It's always been hard to find the free version from the main website. This is nothing new. What is beginning to pi55 ME off with AVG, and I too have used it for years, is that I now have to reboot most days. Uh? Forum worse than useless, sadly

  235. 2 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 16, 2008)

    Yeah, I had to finally stop using this one because of all the false positives it picked up--and in the end it's "tamper protection" (or whatever AVG calls it) prevented me from easily stopping the processes that picked up these certain false positives. When that happened this last time, I finally gave up and uninstalled AVG so that I could run the legitimate program.

    It was a sad day in a way, but I had had enough of the inconveniences that it gave me. I started using AVG Free because it was free and easy, not so I would have to hassle all the time with it. Slowly over the years (particularly between version 6 and version 7), it had become more and more of a hassle.

    Oh...and before you ask if I'm sure that the "false positives" were indeed false, I used http://virscan.org/ and found that only AVG had the false positive and no others. This happened four times last year alone with four separate programs, and once this year that was the last straw. Shame too, I've used AVG Free since version 5.0 on Windows 95.

    I moved to Avast! now. Not anything super, way better customization features though. It also supposedly has slightly better detection rate and certainly can't have any worse results as far as false positives go...but I digress--after all, this is a review of AVG Antivirus, not a review over Avast! Antivirus.

  236. 1 out of 5 stars
    madmike

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 16, 2008)

    Tis free yes, but WHAT price is free? although useful for peeps who cant be bothered either way, it does miss viruses.. which is a concern. I have not tried the paid version, but judging by the free version missing viruses, I dont think i want too. Sticking with NOD32

  237. 4 out of 5 stars
    tbresson

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 15, 2008)

    Yes, it's still free. Look here: http://free.grisoft.com/

  238. 5 out of 5 stars
    preinterpost

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 15, 2008)

    I cannot blame them for trying to push their commercial product. This is a very good free product and I am running it on several virtual machines. On serious iron I'd install more serious AV.

  239. 4 out of 5 stars
    EarlyMorningHours

    Reviewing 7.5.524a1289 (Apr 15, 2008)

    It appears that there is no more "free" version. All downloads are now 30 day trial versions. It was nice knowing you.

    Update: I stand corrected. There is still a free version. Updated from 2 to 4 on rating. However, if you go to their main website, it is not evident that a free version is available at all. I looked everywhere and all I could find was "Free Trial". I don't like the direction this is headed in however. For the typical home user, this is just about the last free AV product that I can really recommend, but it's coming close to where I won't be able to do that.

  240. 3 out of 5 stars
    djurbino

    Reviewing 7.5.519a1276 (Mar 31, 2008)

    AVG Free has become nag-ware. It directs you to the website and displays bright, glossy ads for the pro version.

    I could live with that -- if it wasn't for other new annoying behaviours.

    e.g. after every other update, it now needs to reboot the computer to complete the update. And until you do reboot, it disables itself. So you either continue working with no AV protection, or you close everything down and reboot your computer.

    Might be time to start checking out alternatives.

  241. 4 out of 5 stars
    The MAZZTer

    Reviewing 7.5.519a1276 (Mar 21, 2008)

    It's always been my choice for free anti-virus, however lately it's displaying ads for the commercial AVG product... I don't mind that in and of itself, but the fact that it doesn't SAY the ad is for the commercial product... it only says you should upgrade to "8.0". There IS no AVG Free 8.0... the link takes you to purchase a commercial AVG product.

    I also frown on them limiting their Free AV scanner to an "old" engine. If I get infected with a virus that would have been stopped by the "new" engine, I'm not going to think "wow I should pay for the new engine". I'm going to think "wow AVG sucks, it missed this virus, I better use a different vendor".

  242. 4 out of 5 stars
    tbresson

    Reviewing 7.5.518a1275 (Mar 13, 2008)

    The correct version seems to be: 7.519a1276 and the links is here:
    http://free.grisoft.com/.../avg75free_519a1276.exe

    AVG is free to use, it's not the best antivirus out there, but it's one of the best free ones, it's user friendly, it updates without a hassle.

  243. 2 out of 5 stars
    fourte3n

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1262 (Feb 23, 2008)

    I had 4 false positives on the first scan. I know they were false as nod32 never found an issue and symantec portable didn't either. It's unfortunate that this was happening.

    * The program feleted the false positives without asking me for an action which cause a legally purchased games to be started again. :(

  244. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1262 (Feb 12, 2008)

    i think its good for free scans at a good speed.
    I run a 3 boot OS system , last week my XP got a virus, and I used AVG free ran it and it found alot of files, then I ran Avira Antivir and that picked up at least 15 viruses AVG missed,
    In my personal opinion
    Avira is the Best. slow but deep scan I thought Avg
    gave a little shallow scan qouick but to me wasnt deep.
    my 2 cents

  245. 4 out of 5 stars
    Mystiqq

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 29, 2007)

    Ive used few Antivirus programs but i rarely actually need them. As far as resources go, AVG in "inactive mode" wont take any resources.

    For instance in NOD32, i've not managed to make it run without consuming at least 20mb of memory at all times. Even when you have everything turned off, it still is active in the background.

    For anyone who needs AV that doesnt require you to have it runbing in the background even if you dont need it, AVG seems to do the job quite well.

  246. 4 out of 5 stars
    Vivek Kowshik

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 21, 2007)

    I have been using this anti-virus for a couple of years now. My only gripe is that the update files keep getting bigger each time. Is this software downloading all its files each time? Just a few days of not updating means a few MB of downloads. Why can this not be sorted out??
    I am also using Avast on another PC. This anti virus always has short and sweet downloads that finish in a flash. I don't know which is really better. Any inputs anyone????

  247. 4 out of 5 stars
    -Lord-

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 21, 2007)

    People still use Zone Alarm???

  248. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 21, 2007)

    Great free AV. Winner of the December VB 100 award.

    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/index
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ive/results?vendor=VE10

    Kaspersky, Avast, Panda, Antivir all FAILED the latest VB 100 award.

  249. 5 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 21, 2007)

    I too like this program a great deal and thing the world of it. However, I also run Avira Anti-Vir free edition and notice that it is the program that always catches threats from e-mail attachments and web site dowloads. I always get pop-up warnings catching things from Anti-Vir, I never get any warnings from AVG. I also get pop up warnings from ZoneAlarm on threats it catches but never anything from AVG. Does that seem odd to anyone? I mean AVG does have active, realy time scanning, it isn't just passive scanning. You would think it would catch some things some times and throw up warnings about them, right?

  250. 5 out of 5 stars
    fredlkrue

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 20, 2007)

    you forgot to mention that we don't have to restart for every single update like norton :)

  251. 5 out of 5 stars
    MichaelDHam

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 20, 2007)

    AVG Free Edition is best by far, since my change to this over 2 years ago from Norton AV, no problems with my system works flawless, updates automatic of all components of the program daily and the best of all...IT IS ***FREE***!!!!

  252. 5 out of 5 stars
    godzila

    Reviewing 7.5.516a1225 (Dec 20, 2007)

    what is change log for this version?

  253. 5 out of 5 stars
    mikeyx11

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1224 (Dec 14, 2007)

    Best anti-virus EVER.

  254. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1224 (Dec 13, 2007)

    @bantam

    In case you didn't read the VB100 reports, Kaspersky FAILED the December 2007 test. AVG PASSED the VB100 December 2007 test. Now, why would I want to PAY for software that FAILS when I can get an AV that PASSES for FREE?

    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/index
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...results.xml?vendor=VE10
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ive/results?vendor=VE15

  255. 1 out of 5 stars
    bantam

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1224 (Dec 13, 2007)

    Pay the Money and put your trust in Kaspersky!
    I wouldnt THINK of using anything else, ive tried avg in the past and as mentioned it does NOT detect adware and spyware. Kasperksy keeps my system running safely Im using Kaspersky Internet security and i typically run spybot and adaware as a precation weekly and neither program ever detects anything....Kaspersky Keeps it ALL out!

    No i dont work for kaspersky...lol just a faithful user

  256. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1224 (Dec 13, 2007)

    been using it for years,

    a must have

  257. 5 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1205 (Dec 12, 2007)

    AVG won the VB100 award for December 2007. Kaspersky, Antivir and Avast all failed the December VB100 test.

    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ive/results?vendor=VE10
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ive/results?vendor=VE15
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ive/results?vendor=VE37
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...hive/results?vendor=VE9

  258. 3 out of 5 stars
    mikelvgh

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1205 (Nov 23, 2007)

    On the whole not a bad program for free, but I wouldn't pay for it.

  259. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwiebelhaus

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1205 (Nov 19, 2007)

    Absolutely the best , Been in hardcore use for well over three years on 4,800 computers to date with ONE issue with a pro version when the firewall blew up.

  260. 1 out of 5 stars
    xanderzone365

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1171 (Nov 14, 2007)

    Whoever said "AVG sucks" is actually something that I can't argue with.

    It kinda slowed down my computer, and it didn't detect any adware files (unlike Avast).

    Also, you can't even get technical support (e-mail) at all.

    Avast, on the other hand, even for the free version, has technical support (e-mail) free of charge.

  261. 1 out of 5 stars
    djactivator

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1171 (Oct 24, 2007)

    avg sucks! I have installed the new version and it conflicted with my IMGBURN program, i burnt about 15 coasters to the point where I wanted to buy a new burner only to realize that for some ODD reason AVG does not get along with IMGBURN, i have burned the disc successfully in NERO 8 and after uninstalling AVG it works perfectly fine in both NERO 8 and IMGBURN! I will never EVER use AVG again and looking around for an alternative as we speak

  262. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1171 (Oct 22, 2007)

    Has always done the job for me!

  263. 4 out of 5 stars
    Sven123456789

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1171 (Oct 22, 2007)

    To DudeBoyz, I was saying the same thing to myself. I downloaded the version your talking about that was 50.9 megs. I guess in the summer. This version is a 29 meg file. You would think the bigger download meant they had more anti virus defs. and other features. So whats going on there?

  264. 3 out of 5 stars
    Sammo

    Reviewing 7.5.503a1171 (Oct 22, 2007)

    Good av, but failed the VB 100 test in June.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ive/results?vendor=VE10

  265. 4 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1157 (Oct 6, 2007)

    Pretty decent virus scanner.It doesn't hog the resources too.I would like to see better detection rate, though.but so far so good...

  266. 1 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1157 (Oct 5, 2007)

    way too many false positives and locked files. No way to exclude anything-JUNK. The only thing this crap does right is update
    I switched to clamwin-no realtime but personally I don't need it. Nor do I need an ap that takes over even a single file without my consent

  267. 5 out of 5 stars
    godzila

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1157 (Oct 5, 2007)

    best

  268. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Oct 4, 2007)

    Anyone know why the recent version listed below is about 20 meg but the newer 7.5 version is almost 30 meg?

    avg75free_446a965.exe = 20 meg

    avg75free_488a1138.exe = 30 meg

    BTW, I had to go the Grisoft web site to get the proper copy. The copy I downloaded from here did not work - prompted for a license number. Here's the link to the page I got it from:

    http://free.grisoft.com/...oducts/us/frt/0?prd=aff

    Best of luck.

  269. 5 out of 5 stars
    steffanmsn

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 22, 2007)

    THIS IS THE CRACKED VERSION,dO NOT DOWNLOAD THE VERSION FROM THE HOME WEBSITE.Try this download of avg75f_488a1138 its cracked,if you have an older version,like avg75free_467a1008,you can install it,then update it,priority,optional,etc.Then continue till its installed.Now uninstall,but leave your settings and virus vault intact and restart your computer.now install avg75free_467a1008 again but this time you only want the license free code.COPY THE CODE AND EXIT SETUP.Now install avg75f_488a1138 and paste the code in where asked 4 the license code and continue untill installed,then update again and your finished .you
    NOW YOU HAVE @AVG_TitleFree Edition.THANKS FILEFORUM NICE PROGRAM

  270. 1 out of 5 stars
    anonymouscowturd

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 21, 2007)

    Agree with MichaelDHam. I can't get it to install at all. There is *NO* cancel button as someone has suggested. I simply proceed with the installtion, i have buttons for NEXT and Exit. So i can't even install the damn thing. Pants. I'm going back to the last version

  271. 1 out of 5 stars
    Captain Hook

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 21, 2007)

    Crap program! Not even free when they call it free.
    Strange...

    I deleted my Floola 2.0 and it also deleted my YamiPod 1.6 and called a Virus!

    (Floola and Yamipod are ITunes clones working very good)

    It did even ask my before it deleted them.

    Bad behavior!

  272. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 21, 2007)

    it is free, just click cancel when it ask for a key, you get the freeware one .

    for free it ranks good against the 3 other freeware,

    against paid -share ware Kaspersky and Nod32 still lead the way

  273. 1 out of 5 stars
    MichaelDHam

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 21, 2007)

    THIS IS NOT THE FREE VERSION! ASKS FOR LICENSE NUMBER! AVG FREE SITE STILL SHOWS PREVIOUS VERSION AS ACTUAL!

  274. 3 out of 5 stars
    Soozy

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 20, 2007)

    I don't know about anyone else's experience, but this version is not for Free.
    During the install it asked for a License # and does not except the Free one.
    Added info about this latest update copied directly from AVG site.

    The listed program updates should not be used for the AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. AVG Free users can perform the update directly from within the program, or download updates from AVG Free Advisor website.

  275. 4 out of 5 stars
    Jordanr05

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 20, 2007)

    Nice app, free of charge, updates quickly, and uses very few resources.

    Gets a 4 since it detected a false positive on my box.

  276. 5 out of 5 stars
    godzila

    Reviewing 7.5.488a1138 (Sep 20, 2007)

    nice

  277. 4 out of 5 stars
    Nikkie

    Reviewing 7.5.485a1117 (Sep 5, 2007)

    Use this with superantispyware and dynamic security agent...another great little bundle.

    http://fileforum.betanew...ee_Edition/1142662646/1

    http://fileforum.betanew...rity_Agent/1150224527/1

  278. 4 out of 5 stars
    Canuckistani

    Reviewing 7.5.485a1117 (Sep 4, 2007)

    @Soozy You can get help at the free support forum:
    http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/

  279. 3 out of 5 stars
    Soozy

    Reviewing 7.5.484a1103 (Aug 29, 2007)

    Very disappointed in the lastest AVG.
    It's coming up with false positives.
    And because it is free, it's very difficult to contact Grisoft.

  280. 3 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.5.484a1103 (Aug 22, 2007)

    I use to be a big fan but with the poor detection rate I'm gona have to let you go.

    I will agree with the guy that posted the test results.
    can be seen here http://www.av-comparatives.org/

  281. 5 out of 5 stars
    tinkerdill

    Reviewing 7.5.484a1103 (Aug 22, 2007)

    ain't so bad as someone says. avast is crappy eye candy program, this is just simply antivirus program.

  282. 1 out of 5 stars
    rabbitbert

    Reviewing 7.5.484a1103 (Aug 22, 2007)

    After an hour Windows Vista 64-bit is crashing with a BSOD.
    Something with "A thread ..." and in win2k32.sys

    Even without this error i would not rate it 5 stars, it slows down the system tremendously.

  283. 2 out of 5 stars
    Alex Stevens

    Reviewing 7.5.484a1100 (Aug 16, 2007)

    Poor detection rates compared to Avast!, and no they are NOT all the same.

  284. 2 out of 5 stars
    internetworld7

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Updated) (Jul 2, 2007)

    @Blaxima

    Are you sure you're not a developer for Kaspersky? Kaspersky is very good antivirus protection. Hopefully 7.0 will correct a few annoying and stability issues.

    However saying something totally uneducated and stupid like Avast!, AVG, Bitdefender and Antivir are all the same, is pretty pathetic.

    Fist of all, Antivir's single engine continues to beat out the competition including Kaspersky in AV-Comparatives' testing. You can also take a look at AV-TEST results for last year and this one. Perhaps you are making a comparison between Antivir FREE and Kaspersky? Compare Antivir Premium and Kaspersky. Antivir by the way is significantly LIGHTER on system resources. Kaspersky isn't really a hog but it could definitely be lighter, a common complaint among Kaspersky users in the Kaspersky forum.

    As far as AVG goes, NOT RECOMMENDED. Poor real-time protection. This needs improving badly.

  285. 5 out of 5 stars
    spacedock01

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 26, 2007)

    I've been using Grisoft AVG for a couple of years and I give it high marks. I do think, however, that the Resident Shield in its current form is overkill. I mean, it checks a program every time I open it even if I've opened it 15 times that day. This slows down my old Pentium 5, sometimes to a crawl. I turn it off unless I have a good reason not to. I do read all the reviews and I get other offerings to try and good info. Thanks to all who write them. And, of course, I'm very grateful to all the folks at BetaNews who work to make this great website available to me. Thanks a bunch! spacedock01

  286. 2 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 26, 2007)

    I'm convinced developers are leaving feedback.
    tinkerdill is right, AVG, avast, antivir, bitdefender are all the same and thats average at best. Even the resource pig of pigs Norton is a safer and more recommendable option.

    Say it with me now, "Kaspersky"

  287. 4 out of 5 stars
    tinkerdill

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 25, 2007)

    hey siryak, if you want best free antivirus, use antivir. but i think all these free programs are almost the same.

  288. 2 out of 5 stars
    siryak

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 25, 2007)

    Avast has a better detection system from my experience. It has caught things that AVG let slip by.

  289. 1 out of 5 stars
    Techguy22

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 25, 2007)

    AVG Anti-Virus provides poor real time protection and inferior on demand detection. I would never recommend this product to any one. If you do not belive me check out http://www.av-comparatives.org under Retrospective/ProActive Test and On-demand comparative. If you want a free anti-virus program try AntiVir Personal Edition. If you wan the best I would recommend the soon to be released Kaspersky AV 7.

  290. 5 out of 5 stars
    godzila

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 25, 2007)

    ko me razume ni jedan antivirunsni program nije zastita 10000000& ima propusta

  291. 2 out of 5 stars
    internetworld7

    Reviewing 7.5.476a1048 (Jun 25, 2007)

    You AVG fans need to educate yourself. Firstly, AVG Free is a VERY basic scanner that has VERY limited real-time protection. It offers no web or http scanning functionality which means you're open to script executable attacks if you stumble across a malicious site. Secondly, the reason AVG appears to be so lightweight is because it LACKS several very important protection technologies found in much more complete and trusted antivirus programs such as Kaspersky, F-Secure, Bit-Defender, Avira Antivir, NOD32 and Norton Antivirus 2007 (Now lighter on system resources). Almost all leading AV's provide antispyware protection at no additional charge. Using multiple solutions in real-time can cause your system to be unstable. AVG Free is nothing more than a stripped down unlimited demo. This product with it's lack of comprehensive protection has failed me in the past which resulted in tojan horse infection. NOT RECOMMENDED.

  292. 1 out of 5 stars
    Ian C.

    Reviewing 7.5.472a1024 (Jun 4, 2007)

    AV-Comparitives broke the results up into a few categories based upon how well they did in the tests. The more viruses that it caught, without falsely identifying a file (referred to as a false positive), the higher the category it received.

    # Advanced+
    * NOD32 (68%)
    # Advanced
    * AntiVirusKit (31%)
    * F-Secure (31%)
    * Norman Virus Control (28%)
    * Avast! Professional (26%)
    * Norton (24%)
    * McAfee (24%)
    # Standard
    * AntiVir (71%)
    * TrustPort (58%)
    * BitDefender Professional (48%)
    * F-Prot (31%)
    * Dr. Web (30%)
    * Microsoft OneCare (18%)
    * Kaspersky (9%)
    * eScan (9%)
    # Not Classified
    * FortiClient (71%) Note: produced thousands of false positives.
    * AVG (8%) Note: produced too many false positives and didn’t catch many viruses.

  293. 1 out of 5 stars
    h377r1d3r

    Reviewing 7.5.472a1024 (Jun 4, 2007)

    I don't trust it never did never will, had it installed @ parrents computer, replaced with BitDefender, and found freaking 10 worms and viruses... just give me a break;

  294. 3 out of 5 stars
    vansrme

    Reviewing 7.5.472a1024 (May 27, 2007)

    I give AVG an average grade here, because Avast has always had a better detection rate, and is quicker to update, and scan.

    chris

  295. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 7.5.472a1024 (May 25, 2007)

    Have used AVG from the time they posted their first version. Tried a couple others but have always ended up back with Grisoft. The way things have happened to other software I swear by I'm always fearful of somebody buying AVG and screwing it up. Let's hope that never happens!

  296. 4 out of 5 stars
    bellgamin

    Reviewing 7.5.467a1008 (Apr 27, 2007)

    AVG just keeps getting better & better in terms of protection and stability/ease of use. Unlike some of the other non-USA brands of antivirus, AVG has a fairly large staff at work on maintaining its engine and signatures up-to-date.

    Another plus for AVG is the fact that the company (Grisoft) plans ahead when issuing a new, major update to its main program so that (unlike Avira) they don't get their servers into gridlock.

    On the minus side, AVG doesn't update signatures as quickly & reactively as do (e.g.) Kaspersky, DrWeb, F-prot. Also, its heuristics are a hair less effective than those of (e.g.) NOD32, F-Prot, & DrWeb. Thus, I rate AVG at 4+ instead of 5.

  297. 5 out of 5 stars
    deviantvamp

    Reviewing 7.5.467a1008 (Apr 27, 2007)

    the best freeware is AOL sheild built by Kaspersky
    has a much better detection rate.
    it just has the g** AOL stamp on it but pure Kaspersky
    http://www.activevirussh...ivirus/freeav/index.adp?

    Why dont I receive an activation code ??

  298. 4 out of 5 stars
    Umapathy

    Reviewing 7.5.463a1000 (Apr 22, 2007)

    I agree that the review of [[some guy]] but AVG has some plus points. I am from Sri Lanka. There are many places in where it is difficult to find internet connections or there is no connectivity at all (Certain parts of war torn North and East). Where one can use AVG anti virus while can download the definitions elsewhere and update manually. This feature apparently missing in Active Virus Shield (here after AVS). When connected to the internet it requires user to click update instead of automatically updates like AVS. I personally think it as a drawback compared to AVS. I have come across situation where AVG Antivirus was not updated where internet connectivity is slow.
    I would appreciate more if it improves the detection rate even further. As far as I know this antivirus has one of the highly installed software in Sri Lanka.

  299. 3 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.5.463a1000 (Apr 20, 2007)

    the best freeware is AOL sheild built by Kaspersky
    has a much better detection rate.
    it just has the g** AOL stamp on it but pure Kaspersky
    http://www.activevirussh...ivirus/freeav/index.adp?

  300. 4 out of 5 stars
    Cionno

    Reviewing 7.5.446a991 (Apr 11, 2007)

    Very nice antivirus with many useful features it only lacks a truly refined detection engine.

    In my humble opinion this free antivrus shares the second position with avast, the best freeware (for detection rates) remains AVS although it lacks some features

  301. 4 out of 5 stars
    bigmama

    Reviewing 7.5.446a991 (Apr 10, 2007)

    good

    however avast is better

  302. 4 out of 5 stars
    eclipsingdivinity

    Reviewing 7.5.446a991 (Apr 10, 2007)

    One thing I absolutely love about Grisoft is just how reliable they are with AVG. I switched to Windows Vista back in February and AVG was the first thing I saw that supported it. Since there is really nothing else to use but CA Antivirus and Live Onecare, I gave it a download.

    Ran solid, and did its job. Just what I expect from good software.

    +1 respect for Grisoft who cares enough about their customers to get their products out in time when a new OS releases.

  303. 4 out of 5 stars
    bsadowski1

    Reviewing 7.5.446a965 (Apr 7, 2007)

    I used to have AVG and it was good for a while. I liked the fact that it was low on resources, but I didn't like the low-priority updates. (Avast updates more often.)

  304. 1 out of 5 stars
    Milo Kabuki

    Reviewing 7.5.446a965 (Feb 25, 2007)

    Installed this and 2 days later when i started my PC it gave me a license error, would not let me uninstall, would not let me repair, tried to remove from safe mode, reg entries, you name it but it would not go, this has happened to me twice now and re-intsalling the OS is the only way round it, until this error is fixed from Grisoft i am not touching this again, shame really as i have used it for a while and it always served me well

  305. 5 out of 5 stars
    seier

    Reviewing 7.5.446a965 (Feb 24, 2007)

    One of the biggest problems with AntiViral solutions is that they break things. AVG can find many viruses and does so without taking a major performance, compatibility, or stability hit. I'm a computer repairman and have a very good idea of which AV programs do and don't break systems Norton, eTrust, McAfee, PC-Cillin, do, AVG doesn't.

  306. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 7.5.446a965 (Feb 24, 2007)

    Kaspersky is the best but this is a pretty darn good program especially due to its low use of resources and of course - its freeware :)

  307. 3 out of 5 stars
    jk-

    Reviewing 7.5.446a965 (Feb 24, 2007)

    A good program but beware, it is auto-set to remove files upon detection. It removed some of my archived files without prompiting and without an option to recover. Don't allow the post-installation scan to run, instead cancel it, go into the Test Center, and cofigure the scans to prompt for detection action. Also, it's best to check off "ignore faulty condition" under the realtime scanner so that the program stays active even if you don't ugrade it every 3 days.

  308. 5 out of 5 stars
    Zankur

    Reviewing 7.5.441a944 (Feb 22, 2007)

    This is an excellent antivirus program which has a good detection rate of 93%...

    It is light on ur pc,very stable,and has great ease of use...

    don't listen to idiots who criticize this wonderful product on basis of low detection-rates....

    Goto av-comparitives.org or pcwelt site.........and find out.

  309. 4 out of 5 stars
    Corbit

    Reviewing 7.5.441a944 (Feb 15, 2007)

    Not a bad product. The best protection (and it's free!) has to be attributed to AOL (Yep, that's what it says) Active Virus Shield, based on Kaspersky. Hell has frozen over. Read the test results - http://www.virus.gr/engl...lt.asp?id=82&mnu=82

  310. 3 out of 5 stars
    madcats

    Reviewing 7.5.441a944 (Feb 8, 2007)

    It often won't load in a Vista(Retail) reboot. While Avast works fine in VISTA and scans automatically.
    I haven't tested AVG Pro, could be a better product.

    Only 1 change shown @"AVG Free"website: new version:

    "Fixed problem with scanning encrypted files on NTFS volumes"

  311. 5 out of 5 stars
    godzila

    Reviewing 7.5.441a944 (Feb 8, 2007)

    extremlly good antivirus program detect all viruses its no 1 ceska republika

  312. 5 out of 5 stars
    ThePcPractitioner

    Reviewing 7.5.432a904 (Jan 21, 2007)

    I Have Been Using AVG Since 2001 Started With The Free version Then Went To Pro, Last Night I Bought The Malware AVG Which protects You From both Viruses & Spyware 44.95 USD Gets You 2 years Of Protection All My Clients Have it To, better reviews then both Norton & Mcafee & Many Others

    AVG Finds Every Viorus I get, Avg Has Yet To Let me Or My Clients Down, Norton Mcafee panda And The Rest Have Always Crashed My Pc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  313. 3 out of 5 stars
    driesie

    Reviewing 7.5.432a904 (Jan 8, 2007)

    I have used AVG for years but it is always best to study the latest test results of independent experts:
    http://www.pcworld.com/a...475-page,1/article.html

  314. 3 out of 5 stars
    Umapathy

    Reviewing 7.5.432a904 (Jan 3, 2007)

    I give a rating of 3 since it's free, easy to use, regular updates and small foot print in the memory. But me too not very satisfied with the detection rate it seems like Avast! is doing better than this one. Also when virus got infected it doesn't clear very well.
    One thing I noticed that when I browse http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm using Firefox browser it download the anti virus test file but it's not downloading when I use Internet Explorer does it mean it allows virus to go though Firefox browser? I tested Norton Anti virus 9 Server Edition client at the office using Firefox and Internet Explorer it defends irrespective of the browser (I didn't download the anti virus test file).

  315. 3 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 7.5.432a904 (Jan 3, 2007)

    I used to think this program was so great. It uses very little resources and updates every single day. That sounds nice and all until you learn how poor it's detection rates are. Suddenly those other nice features seem moot. That's not to say it's terrible, but the point is being as safe as possible and there is another free program called Avast that has better detection rates (at least at the time I compared them)

  316. 4 out of 5 stars
    mansa

    Reviewing 7.5.432a861 (Dec 24, 2006)

    first I would like to say that I have tested a lot of antiviruses free and not. And every time I find something that make me change to another.
    But if we speak about free antiviruses there are 4 on the run : avg, antivir,avast, and the free version of kaspersky (aol active virus shield ).
    antivir has a very high rate detection but does not scan emails.
    Avast is quite perfect : complete and small footprint, but it doesn't detect some old and "popular" viruses.
    So this why AVG is the solution : it is like avast but detects old viruses like the "winfile"
    But I think that u have tu use it only if you have safe surf and downloads cause the detection rate according to many forums is not very high. However I've been using it for a long time and until now my system is clean ( it has detected some trojans and viruses and deleted them ).
    and to be sure that my system is clean I scaned it with kaspersky using another windows partition.
    Bt if you use p2p applications and surf in crack sites and enter unknown forums, than it's better to use aol active virus shield : his only default is that it slows the system like all kasperskys.
    So this is why I advise you to use avg for those who have modest machines ( comparing to avast : avg detects old viruses that avast doesn't )
    But if you like to be well protected and for free use aol active virus shield.
    Conclusion : if you have a good machine active virus shield is the best free solution, but if you want an antivirus that protects you from most known threats and with small footprint on your system than AVG is for you.

  317. 5 out of 5 stars
    aliastom

    Reviewing 7.5.432a861 (Dec 8, 2006)

    I like this free program because you just set it and forget it. It automatically downloads the latest definitions everyday, is light on resources and does its job quietly in the background. It caught and quarantined a "Worm/VB.CC" and a "Trojan Horse Dropper.Generic.DZD" from a Limewire download the first week I installed it, and has kept me virus free ever since. Oh, and did I mention it's FREE?

  318. 3 out of 5 stars
    Betachecker

    Reviewing 7.5.432a861 (Dec 7, 2006)

    Good AV but I prefer AVAST!

  319. 4 out of 5 stars
    wingo

    Reviewing 7.5.432a861 (Dec 7, 2006)

    Re: fluke75

    "Even resource hogs like KAV, McAfee and Norton are much better."

    ->well McAfee nor Norton found the 2 yrs old virus i found on a w***zsite. NOD32 picked up the virus. AVG Av at least finds threaths unluke adaware.

  320. 5 out of 5 stars
    demetrisk

    Reviewing 7.5.432a861 (Dec 7, 2006)

    Not the most effective antivirus among the free ones according to the tests, but, in my opinion, the most useable. Maybe I wouldn't give it a 5 normally,* but I do it to balance the low ratings of those who misread the announcement.

    * I reserve this for a program that would be as effective and light as NOD32, and the same time free to get. I think *personal* antivirus programs in general are too expensive for what they offer (i.e., nothing more than what you get by practicing safe and sane computing).

  321. 5 out of 5 stars
    markrubi

    Reviewing 7.5.432a861 (Dec 6, 2006)

    From http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

    AVG Free 7.1 version will be discontinued on 15th of Jan 2007.

    AVG 7.5 will still be supported!! People should learn to read what they are looking at.

  322. 2 out of 5 stars
    fluke75

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 16, 2006)

    I liked this anti virus untill I saw that it was more hype then real protection. One of my former bosses liked this AV so bad that he bought licences for more then a hundred computers, but they had virus problems ever since. There are much better alternatives to AVG free edition of which the best ones are Avast and the free version of BitDefender. AVG shame on you for pulling out the free version which made you what you are. The commertial one (both the server and workstation versions of the AV) is a poor effort. In that department Nod32, BitDefender, Avast Pro and F-Secure rule over AVG. Even resource hogs like KAV, McAfee and Norton are much better.

  323. 5 out of 5 stars
    mrgrieves

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 5, 2006)

    I must admit that's how I first read the message, but if you look at it a little more closely it also has a link to version 7.5 free edition (if you've missed it, here it is again!)

  324. 4 out of 5 stars
    draven_b4u

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 2, 2006)

    I have been using AVG Free at home for several years now. I loved it so much I purchased 100 Netowrk Edition licenses for my offices. Never had an issue with it and have recommended it to many.

    Normally I would give it a 5, but I just received a notice stating that as of January 15th 2007 AVG will cease to support the free edition. At that point all home users will have to purchase the professional edition.

    Looks like I will be looking for alternatives for home use. Pitty... I guess Avast will be getting more users in the new year.

    Something Grisoft should note is that it's home based users are the ones who have taken them to the mainstream, it's too bad they will be left in the dark come January.

    All qualms aside in regards to their recent decision to eliminate the free version, AVG is an excellent anti-virus solution.

  325. 5 out of 5 stars
    zeeZee

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 1, 2006)

    i used avg for a long time. great program .detection rates are ok. can't come close to kapersky engine or nod32. i switched to aol active virus shield (kapersky engine and also free).

  326. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 1, 2006)

    the for free their is no better plain and simple!

  327. 5 out of 5 stars
    Todd 13

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 1, 2006)

    This is still one of the best antivirus software programs you can get(free or paid).

  328. 4 out of 5 stars
    antigin

    Reviewing 7.5.430a828 (Nov 1, 2006)

    Not only private, but exactly one copy and for one machine.

  329. 4 out of 5 stars
    norz

    Reviewing 7.5.428a818 (Oct 31, 2006)

    License is *not* freeware, it's: free for private, non-commercial use only!
    Maybe fileforum should clearly distinguish between pure freeware, and freeware for private use only, as I guess many of us also need software to use @ work...

  330. 1 out of 5 stars
    mojoworking

    Reviewing 7.5.428a818 (Oct 22, 2006)

    If this behaves on vista,like previous version,do not install.I was running on rc1 with problems,update on startup not appearing,then when installed rc2 on top rc1,vista started blocking Avg driver,so clicked on program uninstall Avg and no uninstall wizard came up,but Avg still their causing problems,even though I have heard its vista usable.Had to clean install off rc2 to resolve issue.

  331. 5 out of 5 stars
    stopbuggingme

    Reviewing 7.5.428a818 (Oct 20, 2006)

    Update of AVG 7.1 to 7.5

    1. Run the AVG Free Edition 7.5 Setup program
    2. Click "Next >" on the AVG "Welcome!" screen
    3. Click "Accept" on the "License Agreement on Use of an AVG Free Edition" screen
    4. Select "Repair installation" on the "Select Setup Type" screen and click "Next >"
    5. Select "Restart the computer now" (pre-selected by the program automatically) and click "OK" on the "Installation Complete!" screen to restart your computer and complete the installation

  332. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 7.5.428a818 (Oct 20, 2006)

    I like this AV a lot, low system resources, and so far no viruses... *(knocking wood)* Recommended!!

  333. 5 out of 5 stars
    isaacg

    Reviewing 7.5.428a818 (Oct 19, 2006)

    You actually can reinstall over 7.1, just choose the Repair option when installing (as suggested by the AVG Free webpage). Worked perfectly on my machines. Seems to use amazingly less memory than 7.1, both my boxes avg's processes total

  334. 4 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 7.5.428a818 (Oct 19, 2006)

    This version won't install over an existing 7.1x installation, and the interface is still garish, but for low-risk systems like mine, I still prefer it over Avast.

  335. 1 out of 5 stars
    TC17

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 13, 2006)

    This latest version STILL refuses to install on my laptop. It keeps claiming there is another version already installed(which there isn't), so it aborts the installation. Unlike EVERY other software program which has the ability to install over previous versions of their own software.

    Apparently the Grisoft authors aren't smart enough to know how to upgrade from other versions of their own software? There is absolutely no excuse for it to abort the installation, just because it somehow detects a previous copy.

  336. 5 out of 5 stars
    loupino

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 13, 2006)

    The best soloution for home and why not for office.
    I work two years with it and i have no problem with viruses. AVG is better than all other antivirus software either in security or in resources.

  337. 5 out of 5 stars
    seier

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 13, 2006)

    I personally prefer AVG over Norton or Trend Micro's offerings. It's not as powerful or as intrusive as either. More importantly it doesn't slow my system down and doesn't cost anything.

  338. 3 out of 5 stars
    Ian C.

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 13, 2006)

    Funny dbdigital, I was thinking that it doesn't get much worse than this, accept for Norton.

    Well I updated my review (bumped from 1 to a 3), seeing has how this came in handy. Finally came across a computer with some viruses that avast didn't detect. But still giving this a three seeing as how I've seen dozens of cases where it didn't catch stuff that avast did. And now I'm off to go bump my avast rating down to a 4.

  339. 5 out of 5 stars
    dbdigital

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 12, 2006)

    It doesn't get better than this for viruses and it is FREE.

    Does exactly what an anti-virus program should without getting in the way of any other programs or installations. Doesn't hog resources.

    Updates are frequent and FREE.

    I've used it for 2 years and it puts the "big boys" (aka Norton, McAfee, et al) to shame and it is FREE.

    Lastly, did I mention it is FREE?

  340. 5 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 12, 2006)

    Actually every time you go somewhere & you see viruses it's a stupid user to blame not the software. 2 years ago this software was not stable. Now it is & I have not seen it miss a beat.
    For spyware I use spywareterminator which is also very robust. I haven't seen a virus on my pc since sp1 and that was only because I went online with no security or updates. virus smirus

  341. 5 out of 5 stars
    clifton

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 12, 2006)

    AVG is not the solution for Malware but it is the BEST solution for Viruses. Use Spybot and Adaware and run them twice a week.

    Don't blame AVG for malware!

  342. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 12, 2006)

    Great free good updates. 5 easy never has failed me yet.

    Btman your friends got to be morons.
    you mean i have to update ounce a year?

  343. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 7.1.408a815 (Oct 12, 2006)

    Guess I'm in the minority then. :(

    This update seems to be just as stable and fast as previous versions, and it catches stuff that Norton doesn't on my 3 rigs.

    To me, it seems to work great, but perhaps it is time to do some updated comparison testing just to confirm.

    I appreciate that this product is free and very often updated.

    I ONLY use the AV solution - I do not use it for spyware or stuff like that - so I am only judging it on the AV functionality. I use AdAware and Spybot to detect spyware.

    It has a very easy update system too, which helps.

  344. 1 out of 5 stars
    Don Juan

    Reviewing 7.1.407a080 (Oct 10, 2006)

    btman: I am in complete agreement with you, this AV product is virtually useless.

  345. 1 out of 5 stars
    btman

    Reviewing 7.1.407a080 (Oct 7, 2006)

    Every time I go to someones house because they say they have a crappy computer... I go to their house and it's full of malware (mainly viruses and trojans and stuff).... Their anti-virus AVG.

    It sucks, I give them Avast or Avira or if they can pay for an anti-virus I give them the best... Kaspersky.

  346. 5 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 7.1.407a080 (Sep 27, 2006)

    I really, really like this app. It is very lean, very clean and very capable. Converted from Norton AV and have not looked back since.

    It doesn't try to do everything. It does one thing and does it very well, and that is all I have been looking for.

    It is constantly updated and catches things other AV programs don't. Kudos to the developers for keeping it simple and free.

  347. 4 out of 5 stars
    mansa

    Reviewing 7.1.407a080 (Sep 27, 2006)

    not the best one but it's better than nothing
    very light on system
    has email scanner
    grisoft stuff has aquired a considerable experience in the protection field so you can trust this one.

    Comparing to avast, avg detect the winfile virus, avast no.
    so if you surf safely this antivirus is for you

    antivir is very good but do not have email scanner

    aol active shield is excellent but heavy on sytem ressources

    conclusion : 4 stars

  348. 1 out of 5 stars
    Ian C.

    Reviewing 7.1.407a080 (Sep 27, 2006)

    Terrible virus definitions, catches very little compared to most AV products, even the other free ones. Every bit as useless as Norton AV.

  349. 4 out of 5 stars
    aeisele

    Reviewing 7.1.407a080 (Sep 27, 2006)

    Some users rate AVG with a very low rating because they like other products better...But I rate it a 4 because it is in fact a very good product, they just need to revamp the user interface and make it a little more user-friendlier.

    I have been using AVG Anti-Virus since a lot of time ago, but I know use AOL ActiveVirus Shield which is free and uses technology from Kaspersky which is very good.

  350. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nod203

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Sep 13, 2006)

    Great Free Antivirus

    AVG Free is probably the best free antivirus, it doesn't slow your system down, it runs very smooth, extremely light on system resources, no conflicts with other software, very low number of false positives.

    You guys may think Avast is better but I have to tell you something, I recently have a very very bad experience with Avast, my laptop (with up-to-date Avast installed) gets infected by Flashy trojan because Avast completely misses it. I remove Avast, install AVG and let it cleans Flashy trojan on my laptop, AVG does its great job and makes me surprise by its effectiveness.

    It's ridiculous with Avast, I sent a sample of Flashy trojan to Avast but I (and all other Avast users) have to wait more than 1 week with no protection of this trojan until Avast updates this trojan into its database. This proves that Avast is quite slow to respond to new threats, very bad!!! AVG is much more better than Avast in this area.

    With AntiVir, you have to deal with its high number of false positives from time to time and get annoyed with notify windows when it updates(I persoanlly think that's some kind of adware!!!! IMHO).

    You guys may think that AntiVir and Avast are better by judge from results of some antivirus tests but that's just in lab test, not in the real world.

  351. 2 out of 5 stars
    eclipsingdivinity

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 21, 2006)

    It seems with the advent of AOL Virus Shield, AOL Safety and Security center releasing for free. Along with Antivir's sturdy detection rates and the usability of Avast...I never have an excuse to turn to AVG anymore.

  352. 1 out of 5 stars
    comeoffit

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 20, 2006)

    I have no idea what kind of drugs you need to be on to prefer this over all commercial products, regardless of price, or to overestimate its detection abilities ... but I envy the buzz you must be enjoying.

    Every test and every review I've ever read puts avast! and AntiVir over AVG (av-comparatives.org is one of them, but not the only). AVG's spyware detection, in particular, is utterly atrocious. Oh, go ahead and fall back on the lame old "B-b-but, it's not anti-spyware software!" excuse, but the plain fact is that all decent "anti-virus" products are seriously stepping up their spyware detection as well.

  353. 5 out of 5 stars
    Corbit

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 20, 2006)

    Odd reviews here. Detection rates on this are as good as Antivir, NAV and Avast. Program does just what it says it does, and isn't at all chunky. It's free, and is owned by Intel, which uses it across its entire enterprise. Updates come very frequently. I've used them all, and wouldn't swap for a free copy of any commercial product.

  354. 3 out of 5 stars
    1uk3

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 20, 2006)

    It's okay but hasn't got great detection rates, the interface is ugly (which doesn't really matter I guess) and quite often it can't clean viruses properly.

    I'd recommend trying Avast! or AntiVir because they're both better.

  355. 5 out of 5 stars
    andyted2

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 20, 2006)

    One of the very best Free Virus Killers out There ,
    I had McAfee Running on my computer and also AVG and guess which showed up a Virus First Yep AVG even after I did a full system Scan McAfee still did not show up the Virus , I have installed AVG on everybody I know`s Computer and I would Reccomend it to anyone if the marks were out of 10 I would give this Program Full Marks.

  356. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 20, 2006)

    I have used AVG for years.
    small foot print does what it says.
    Interface could use a change looks a little w98 ish. Other then that it rocks ...

  357. 3 out of 5 stars
    jesse5291

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 19, 2006)

    The program was good at removing virus but some trojans were not heal or moved to the vault

  358. 3 out of 5 stars
    HurricaneGame

    Reviewing 7.1.405a791 (Aug 19, 2006)

    Not the best, but it does the job. (I guess.)

  359. 5 out of 5 stars
    poles18

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Aug 18, 2006)

    its a very useful scanner it scans emails for viruses. when my comp got a virus it detected it and executed its action very quickly and healed it so it was gone.

    i still wish they had a free firewall not one that costs money

  360. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Aug 1, 2006)

    I have used AVG free edition for over a year on several computers, and never had a problem. Maybe I was lucky, maybe not, but the fact remains I never had a single virus.

  361. 3 out of 5 stars
    niknet

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jul 11, 2006)

    So Far So Good.. Very Promised

  362. 5 out of 5 stars
    kelly70

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 21, 2006)

    I agree with most people who rated 5 for AVG.
    What they said are the main features of AVG that I preferred and that made me support it.

    To all AVG fans,

    I think AVG is more than an AVeraGe antivirus program.
    I think its "A" "V"ery "G"ood antivirus program!
    Pitifully, I know its hard for some AVeraGe people to comprehend this.

  363. 2 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 21, 2006)

    Umapathy, i think you misunderstood. QBgreen told about Avira Antivir, not AVG. If you looked for some tests (Av-comparatives, Virus.gr ...), you would know AVG is just AVeraGe antivirus with AVeraGe protection.

  364. 5 out of 5 stars
    Umapathy

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 21, 2006)

    I do agree with QBgreen. I have been used some other commercial AV and then came back to AVG free edition. It's amazing it's consumes quite low resources compared to many AV. I have been using this for more than an year and quite happy about AVG free version

  365. 3 out of 5 stars
    QBgreen

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 20, 2006)

    My take: It's better than nothing at all. To end the silly "which one's best" argument, AntiVir has the highest detection rates of any freeware and many paid for anti-virus/malware programs. I'm a fifteen year network security specialist, and I speak from experience. The numbers don't lie, as well as the better protected computers.

  366. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 20, 2006)

    The best free-ware virus program plain and simple.
    low foot-print not a resource hog like the other's norton's so on so on.

  367. 5 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 20, 2006)

    Best free AV hands down. Avast is a slow bloated piece of crap in comparison.

  368. 1 out of 5 stars
    bbplayer

    Reviewing 7.1.394a763 (Jun 20, 2006)

    One of the worst AVs you can possibly have on your system. Suck it up, and go spend 40 bucks on a good one.

    AVG professional scored a 90% detecting viruses.. Professional... Not the free version...Thats horrible for a paid AV. Just imagine how horrible the free one is!

    On the proactive test, the professional version scored a 7%... yes... 7. This is the ability to detect new viruses.

    In comparison:

    Kaspersky
    *Version 5* - 99.57% on demand scan detection 24% proactive scan

    *Version 6* - 99.6% on the proactive tests (on demand not tested yet)

    Nod32

    On demand scan - 97.89%
    Proactive - 58%

    www.kaspersky.com
    www.nod32.com

  369. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwiebelhaus

    Reviewing 7.1.394a752 (May 31, 2006)

    Ditto

  370. 5 out of 5 stars
    imright

    Reviewing 7.1.394a752 (May 28, 2006)

    Free, no registration needed, frequent updates and low memory usage. That's all I need and that's worth a 5!

  371. 1 out of 5 stars
    aashay

    Reviewing 7.1.394a752 (May 25, 2006)

    Try disinfecting or deleting any of the so called heavy viruses (Eg. Brontok) & we all know that this is just another piece of freeware crap that acts like a puppet whenever the computer is infected. I'd rather use Avast! Home if I want a free anti-virus. Moreover I think its better to pay up & get better protection (Eg. NOD32 or Kaspersky)

  372. 5 out of 5 stars
    Skyfrog

    Reviewing 7.1.394a752 (May 24, 2006)

    Why would anyone use XP64 anyway, that OS is crap. Nothing but incompatibility problems for what in return? Nothing.

  373. 2 out of 5 stars
    minklein

    Reviewing 7.1.394a752 (May 24, 2006)

    Does it work wit XP64 yet? If so I'll give it a 5.

  374. 5 out of 5 stars
    WeR4saken

    Reviewing 7.1.394a752 (May 24, 2006)

    Pros: Free, non-intrusive, keeps a low memory usage, doesn't noticeably slow your system down, clean install/uninstall.

    Cons: Compared to the pay AV clients, only so-so on-demand detection & poor on-access detection. Only paid subscribers know what each update does. Free version gives less control. UI could use a makeover.

    It'd be nice if someone could post what they changed in the 394 release.

  375. 5 out of 5 stars
    gkar

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 4, 2006)

    Been using AVG Free and AVG Pro for years with no problems, recommended it to many people. Never had any problems with it screwing up my system. Never had a virus infestation to my knowelege since I've been using it.

  376. 4 out of 5 stars
    bellgamin

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    AVG is a very good antivirus. See ratings by VirusBulletin, and AV-Comparatives.

    With respect to ezh's comments, KAV is good enough that this sort of gratuitous plug isn't really necessary. If your box can handle KAV's heavy footprint, & if you have the $$$ to shell out for its rather expensive annual license, then it's indeed difficult to find a better AV.

  377. 5 out of 5 stars
    Onsoku

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    Looks good even though I prefer Avast! Home for my home clients, due to it's visual and verbal clues as far as updates and warnings.

  378. 5 out of 5 stars
    Edpaul

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    AVG is one SMOOTH piece of software. I used to use NAV -- no more -- that sucker really messes with your registry.

    Pay no attention to the naysayers who have posted negative reviews here.

  379. 5 out of 5 stars
    abraxisr

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    it works its easy to use lots of updates i even like the icon near the clock

  380. 5 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    Perfect.

  381. 5 out of 5 stars
    MichaelDHam

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    AVG Free replaced a PAID version of Norton AV 2006 and it has worked remarkably super to anything Norton has put out in the anti virus line that I have used in the past. This IS the best by far FREE or PAID antivirus program there is on the market today. Price is always right and not a system hog like the others. I highly recommend it to any computer user new or pro.

  382. 5 out of 5 stars
    newruler

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    This program is great. Doesn't negatively impact my system performance like Norton did, been using it for years now. No infections on my system. I'm happy with it and regularly recommend it to others.

    As for jan.kachlik's review, do you have anything to backup your poor review?

  383. 1 out of 5 stars
    jan.kachlik

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    oooh.. i know this.. this is totaly shi... not antivirus.. I have very bad experiencies with that.

  384. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwiebelhaus

    Reviewing 7.1.392a744 (May 3, 2006)

    The best all around anti-virus program period.

    Nothing will protect you from everything you MUST use savy internet practices in conjunction with a slew of tools and utlities.

    Firefox
    Thunderbird
    avg
    adaware
    spybot
    spyware blaster
    ewido
    avorax sheild
    regvac
    Ccleaner
    Winsock Fix
    the list goes on..........

    Wow , maybe I should buy a mac?
    lol

  385. 5 out of 5 stars
    Daddy_Spank

    Reviewing 7.1.385a729 (Mar 25, 2006)

    Works fine, with low use of ram and other resources. Not as good detection as kaspersky, but certainly better than the norton crap most computers are delivered with...

  386. 5 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 7.1.385a729 (Mar 24, 2006)

    Works great for me...only use Spybot and Adaware or Windows Defender with it as it does not support removal of spyware...

    The Pro version does btw.

  387. 5 out of 5 stars
    joeshmoe7

    Reviewing 7.1.385a729 (Mar 24, 2006)

    I've been using it for a while now, no problems here. Works great and doesnt slow the system down. And you can't beat the price. Ok so the detection rates are not the best, but no antivirus will make you 100% immune to everything all the time.

  388. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 7.1.385a721 (Mar 14, 2006)

    Not the best detection rates in the industry, but certainly a decent program for setting it up for cheapskates. I've seen this program BSOD a few times years ago and have slowly returned to using it, but for people that hate to pay for AV I install gladly.

  389. 4 out of 5 stars
    Joe Dirt

    Reviewing 7.1.385a721 (Mar 14, 2006)

    Great AV Program. Been using it at home for about a year now with no problems.

    To all the goofballs whining about 64bit support: Nobody cares.

    95% of the population (me included) doesn't want or care about 64 bit processors. Call me in 5 years and then maybe it will matter. :-)

  390. 5 out of 5 stars
    Micronaut

    Reviewing 7.1.385a721 (Mar 14, 2006)

    The antivirus capabilities of this software are irrelevant unless it's 64bit. I also hate the GUI bacause it doesn't use D3D and spin a huge anisotrophic filtered logo on my screen at 3 million fps. I would also like some kind of first person shooter integrated into the virus search, which I can use my stereoscopic glasses with.

    Rock on.

  391. 2 out of 5 stars
    minklein

    Reviewing 7.1.375a716 (Feb 23, 2006)

    I was not bashing AVG for not supporting XP64, they have a great AV program and I thank them for all the years I used it. I am just disappointed that they chose not include 64 bit support in their free version.

    I am currently running a 64 bit cpu,(stand alone)so why not run a 64 bit OS? I find XP64 very stable, it supports all of my hardware with 64 bit drivers,it runs every peice of software I have, 32 bit and native 64 bit editions. The only exception would be UBISoft and their Starforce protected games. And yes HL2 64 bit is awsome.

    For me AVG gets a 5 for their 32 bit version and a 2 for no 64 bit support.

  392. 3 out of 5 stars
    improvelence

    Reviewing 7.1.375a716 (Feb 22, 2006)

    A stand-alone home user would use x64 if they wanted to.
    A. have increased memory ability.
    B. Edit movies much faster and more efficiently using one of the 64 bit programs out there (such as VirtualDub)
    C. Take advantage of the increased speed of games such as Halflife 2 64 bit version.
    D. Have a more stable operating system based of of Windows Server 2003.
    E. MOVE INTO THE INEVITABLE FUTURE.
    F. Have something to say to morons who post things like that on Betanews, a site geared more towards people who actually are interested in the advancing of technology.

    I could go on an on, but I wont.

  393. 5 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 7.1.375a716 (Feb 22, 2006)

    AVG Free edition is not to be used on a network or with a company, the license says so. Any stand-alone home user would never (or at least SHOULD never) use Windows XP x64 bit edition anyway.

    Nicest free antivirus program around, plain and simple.

  394. 5 out of 5 stars
    PC Rat

    Reviewing 7.1.375a716 (Feb 22, 2006)

    ...

    Best anti-virus program available for personal computers !

    And, the price is right: It's free.
    ...

    The Computer Rodent

    ...

  395. 1 out of 5 stars
    benZin

    Reviewing 7.1.375a716 (Feb 22, 2006)

    very disappointed

  396. 4 out of 5 stars
    minklein

    Reviewing 7.1.375a703 (Feb 19, 2006)

    Good AV for 32 bit Windows. AVG free does not support 64 bit XP, the buy me version does. The free version of Avast does support 64 bit Windows.

  397. 5 out of 5 stars
    yanbell

    Reviewing 7.1.375a703 (Feb 18, 2006)

    I wonder if that w32 virus that avg had problems with was made by Norton? Just a thought I must be crazy XD !!!

  398. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.1.375a703 (Feb 16, 2006)

    Howell
    your link says Kaspersky Personal Pro version 5.0.390
    is the best?
    From what it say's to with flying colors.
    this link says diffrent http://www.av-comparativ.../ergebnisse_2005_11.php
    and if I google it they all show diffrent results, so I belive just like addware programs their is no one hit wonder.... my 2 cents

  399. 5 out of 5 stars
    Skyfrog

    Reviewing 7.1.375a703 (Feb 15, 2006)

    AVG is the best antivirus program I've used. Very light on resources, updates every day, never gives me any problems. Sorry but Avast is ugly, slow buggy junk compared to AVG.

  400. 2 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 7.1.375a703 (Feb 15, 2006)

    not bloated and doesnt catch viruses.. Thats true

  401. 5 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 7.1.375a703 (Feb 15, 2006)

    Not bloated like all the rest--doesn't find all the baddies such as spyware and adware unless using the Pro version. Nonetheless it is the best free antivirus program overall, so I give it thumbs up.

  402. 3 out of 5 stars
    Dreimanis

    Reviewing 7.1.375a691 (Jan 17, 2006)

    fast, doesn't eat resources but can't get rid of w32.parite virus.

  403. 5 out of 5 stars
    Pegusis2

    Reviewing 7.1.375a691 (Jan 16, 2006)

    Best Free and Purchased AntiVirus on the market today Hands Down!

  404. 5 out of 5 stars
    randal2k

    Reviewing 7.1.375a691 (Jan 16, 2006)

    been useing this for years.
    when working at an ISP, my boss had me make a few virii to test the norton mailserver av... they all went through, and when my bos called to ask me about how i made the virii he heard my system alert sound, over and over again... cuase everytime i touched a virii i made AVG yelled at me!! but norton, let it on through... same with macafee...
    this has made me a strong believer, becuase the virii creator, i got off a warez page.... anyone can get.

  405. 5 out of 5 stars
    guti

    Reviewing 7.1.375a691 (Jan 16, 2006)

    Best freeware AV.
    But if you can afford it, better get NOD32.

  406. 5 out of 5 stars
    ckjnigel

    Reviewing 7.1.375a691 (Jan 16, 2006)

    Excels at finding Trojan droppers that Symantec et al. miss. Noting the previous comment that 6% of his test viruses were missed, I have to say I am skeptical. Still, the paranoid can get a second opinion from the TrendMicro housecall ActiveX IE tool.
    I just paid up for the ver 7.1 +Firewall Pro edition because the two-way firewall is about the only option for users of Win x64.

  407. 4 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 7.1.375a691 (Jan 16, 2006)

    A decent freeware antivirus, however I have seen much better commercial solutions. If you are not looking to pay for an a/v prog, this is for you as it is the best you will get. But some people overrate this program simply due to the fact that it is free.

    With testing on a cd I have of infected files that I have compiled, it detected 94% of the viruses on the disc while others have achieved higher results.

  408. 5 out of 5 stars
    Frostek

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 7, 2005)

    Has consistently done an excellent job of keeping all my PCs safe.

    Frequent, usually daily, updates and a straightforward to use application.

    It gets my vote.

  409. 5 out of 5 stars
    tremens

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 7, 2005)

    To Below:
    I doubt it was up to date
    Grade A for the price.

  410. 4 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    Lets see how many times I can get called a retard by the 14 year olds on this review.

    I'm surprised this AV gets only 90% on http://www.av-comparatives.org, but facts is facts. I still like this AV, when used in conjuction with Spybot and ZoneAlarm I think you're pretty safe.

    Keep in mind nothing is 100% safe, but 90% is gonna stop almost everything out there.

  411. 3 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    Any arguments why is it best? Memory usage bigger than F-prot, Dr. Web..Its detection rate is average compared to KAV, NOD32, NORTON.. Check out latest tests http://www.av-comparatives.org/.
    For free antivirus i recomend Avast or Antivir

  412. 5 out of 5 stars
    John_Bedin

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    I bought the professional version, which is updated almost everyday until 2007. I have not had a virus infect my computer since the purchase.It scans my email at various times during the day I highly recomend the free versionsince I tried for a while . The program is made in Checoslovakia and, sincerely, puts Amercan anti-virus software to shame. I had used Norton Anti-virus but it failed to detect a "few" worms !!!!!!!! to my chagrin.

  413. 5 out of 5 stars
    BogdanSHA

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    @Ravemansan: tried to send the file infected to all antivir you listed here? And no feedback? Hmm, strange, knowing that some of them are really good reviewed. Bitdefender is the most responsive to new threats as I know for now.
    And one more thing: you didn't tried Kaspersky (witch I use & newer had problems in 3 years)

  414. 5 out of 5 stars
    drumcat

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    I wish I could give it a 6 -- it deserves it.

    This program would be worth paying for, yet it's a freebie! Low resources, and solid protection. Updates every few days. Awesome!

  415. 5 out of 5 stars
    ravemanson

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    THE BEST!!!!!! This must be the best Anti-Virus ever made! This is the ONLY program which successfully removed a real nasty worm i couldn't get rid of. These are all other programs i tried:

    Norton antivirus 2005
    PC-cillin Internet Security 2005
    McAfee VirusScan 8.0
    Panda Titanium Antivirus 2004
    Sophos antivirus
    Avast 4 home edition
    ZoneAlarm with Antivirus
    BitDefender 9
    F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005
    ESET Nod32

    ALL WITH THE LATEST SECURITY UPDATES!! If You wanna be safe, STOP THINKING about others!! They just want to take Your money away! AVG FREE OWNS!

  416. 5 out of 5 stars
    Isys

    Reviewing 7.1.371 (Dec 6, 2005)

    The point of an antivirus program is to prevent virii infection. No virii = effective program. I've been using Avg for years, visited all sorts of dodgy sites and downloaded thousands of files from various sources and Avg has caught everything thrown at it..nuff said.

  417. 2 out of 5 stars
    btman

    Reviewing 7.1.362a652 (Nov 8, 2005)

    AMAZING pff... heck no.... norton may be high but fixes alot more than this.... i like avast best who doesnt? im gettin pc tools antivirus 2.0 soon its new but pc tools i trust and they get frequent updates and last time i had a horrible virus i told them and they made a live update for me to get rid of it :D other people could download it but it solved my problem directly lol bak to avg....... maybe free but i dont see its popups saying i have a trojan... i see avasts!

  418. 5 out of 5 stars
    themafia_69

    Reviewing 7.1.362a652 (Oct 28, 2005)

    AMAZING! been using it for over a year now, and no viruses have ever successfully entered my pc, i also know which files are dangerious anyways so i dont get infected, NORTON IS CRAP, also McAfee. This is free, and lighter on the system, fast scans, and not bloated like others that just give you a visual and thats all you depend on a good looking sui

  419. 5 out of 5 stars
    rpavl

    Reviewing 7.1.362a652 (Oct 28, 2005)

    Its Free...It Works, and doesnt take over your life....awesome.

  420. 2 out of 5 stars
    Mark Gillespie

    Reviewing 7.1.362a652 (Oct 28, 2005)

    Poor detection rate, even worse clean rates, GUI from the ark, slow...

    All good reasons to get one of the better free Anti-virus products out there. Avast! for example.

    OK, AVG is free, but that's pretty much all it has going for it.

  421. 5 out of 5 stars
    mo_mo

    Reviewing 7.1.362a652 (Oct 28, 2005)

    excellent ant-virus program, totally recommended to all people out there who do not wish to pay lots of $$$ to get protection...

  422. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.1.361a651 (Oct 24, 2005)

    the best low cpu usage great up dates and its free the best Ive seen yet.....

  423. 4 out of 5 stars
    1uk3

    Reviewing 7.1.361a651 (Oct 24, 2005)

    Very good detection rates. Fantastic for a free program! Sometimes has problems removing or healing viruses when found though.

  424. 4 out of 5 stars
    DudeBoyz

    Reviewing 7.1.361a651 (Oct 24, 2005)

    Very good free anti-virus application. Works quite well and given how expensive the Symantec AV subscription is now, there's hardly any reason not to give this app a try.

  425. 3 out of 5 stars
    niop

    Reviewing 7.1.361a651 (Oct 24, 2005)

    AVG is a good free anti-virus, available on several OS, but sorry for all, the only anti-virus that stop all threats is NOD32, i tried all of them since 4 years and stay with NOD32... The French Laboratories of Microsoft use it for 2 years, and i used Nod on a Toshiba Laptop PII 300Mhz with 192 Mo (XP Pro).

    More Informations : www.nod32.com

    Wins the 100% Virus Bulletin Award since 7 Years.

  426. 5 out of 5 stars
    WhiteZero

    Reviewing 7.1.361a651 (Oct 24, 2005)

    Best free AV out there.

  427. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 7.1.361a651 (Oct 24, 2005)

    Ran into AVG when it first came out. Has protected my machine without fail. A rare thing if you don't have some kind of problem sooner or later with a program. I have no reason to change.

  428. 2 out of 5 stars
    ecjs

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 30, 2005)

    Free although I don't like it.

  429. 3 out of 5 stars
    robmanic44

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 25, 2005)

    I have strayed from F-Prot twice and lived to regret it. There is no better virus scanner than F-Prot. It's scan speed and low resouce use is amazing. I have a 2 year license for AVG Pro and it doesn't even come close to F-Prot.

  430. 5 out of 5 stars
    pateldecabotine

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 25, 2005)

    AVG is one of the best antivirus progs out there, if not the best.
    Up til now, I have used avast, norton, mcafee.
    AVG is the only one that detected viruses, which went completely unnoticed to the others, yes including norton.
    Not the best interface I admit.
    But who cares, an excellent antivirus prog indeed.

  431. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 24, 2005)

    goodfella protecting me since win98...never had a problem simple gui, daily updates and free. avast is just an eyecandy waste

  432. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 24, 2005)

    Not a single virus on any of at least a dozen computers in the 3+ years I've been using & recommending AVG . Can't beat that.

  433. 5 out of 5 stars
    dalmiroy2k

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 24, 2005)

    While Clamwin it's the best AV available, it doesn't support resident antivirus monitoring.
    So if that is important for you, get AVG, a simple, usefull and freeware AV solution.

  434. 3 out of 5 stars
    sQin

    Reviewing 7.0.344a618 (Aug 24, 2005)

    If you want your PC to be well protected - stay away from freeware AVs. Theres no good free av app with high detection rates at the moment.

    Finally, if you are not going to pay for the antivirus app, better look for AntiVir Personal or Avast!

  435. 5 out of 5 stars
    rpavl

    Reviewing 7.0.338a597 (Jul 26, 2005)

    Best of Them all. Period.

  436. 5 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 7.0.338a597 (Jul 23, 2005)

    avg is the best, plain simple. I wont make a big esay, like cough cough, but if you want a fast un bloated, low cpu usage, and updates you dont have to pay to get, like nortons,mcafees,ect....

  437. 5 out of 5 stars
    hugh750

    Reviewing 7.0.338a597 (Jul 23, 2005)

    I Downloaded This Version Of Avg Anti Virus Yesterday ANd It Works Beautifully,I Highly Recommend Avg Over Norton Anti Virus Because Avg Does All That Norton Does Plus It's Not A System Resource Hog.

  438. 3 out of 5 stars
    Maverick_16

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 15, 2005)

    i always highly recommend AVG FREE very passionately.

    But im not sure with this one... is it just me!!!

    This is not the FREE version. And the size is not 11,730KB but 16+MB. Even the download file name doesn't have the word FREE in it.

    Checked the grisoft free avg homepage and the current version is still avg70free_323a539.exe.

    BN should correct the heading for this entry. Thanks.

  439. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    LOL @ Metshrine. Hey if you are happy having Symantec wrapping it's tendrils thruout your system, even after you delete it, more power to you. For those of us who want a simple to use, low resource-draining A/V app that DOES provide daily updates and DOES protect very well, AVG is just that. Both AVG's ( & Avasts) corporate stance in providing *everyone* with reliable A/V protection, whether paid for version or not, is quite admirable & very logical, since the IDEA is to reduce damage from virus activities .

  440. 5 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    Are we using the same program here? AVG has updates every single day, the interface is as minimal as it needs to be. I really don't see the problem. As free programs go this is one of the best available.

  441. 4 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    People often make the mistake of assuming that because it is free that it is the best out. As you will see in the reviews. The main reason people bash commercial products is because they dont want to pay money for a product. Once a product is no longer free, it sucks in the eyes of most reviewers since they now have to pay money or do extra work to bypass its piracy protections. They start to make accusations of it being bloated, or slow, or whatever other slanderess term you can throw at a product. Free and open source products usually get a better rep simply due to that fact, they are free. Please, dont judge a product solely on it being free or not, judge it based on its functionality. For me, there is no better AV product than symantec antivirus CORPORATE EDITION (provided free through DoD). It uses a bit more memory, but what does another 10MB of ram cost me when I have a total of 3GB anyways? I have never had a single virus slip through it.

    I tried out AVG, including this version, and it was in fact my primary AV solution about 2 years ago before I joined the service. It works very well, but it lacks some stuff I need, like daily downloadable updates (with the ability to change where updates are gathered from, as I get mine straight from DoD), tamper protection is a great feature, so a virus cant shut down my a/v program either (NOTE, THIS IS SYMANTEC CORPORATE, NOT THE SYSTEMWORKS SUITE THAT I USE). AVG is a great product if you want something that is free (There is no better freeware antivirus that provides as much as AVG), dont get me wrong, but if you are willing to pay for an AV, I would use symantec corporate or NOD32 (if you cant afford the first). Both of these products are equally good, its just my personal preference. But anyways, I've probably enraged some people with my post, so please, flame me away :)

    To the user above who seemed to miss that I said AVG is in fact a great product but it just doesnt provide what I require, it might you and the other reviewers, but not me. And Now, a reply

    I've uninstalled SAV just now to prove a point, it left NOTHING but a few minor registry entries on my system after the uninstall. If you bothered to read my review, you would see that I recommended it as a good alternative to the commercial products for people who cant afford to pay for antivirus protection or who just dont want to pay. Notice, I also mentioned NOD32. But as usual, the flamers have come. So please, bring it on :) Lets see who else fails to read the praise I did in fact give to AVG. Also, while I do agree that provides antivirus protection for free is a good idea, you seem to think that all companies should be giving a free version of their product to cover up for 90% of the end users who are uneducated about proper file handling habits. What would make more sense is to attempt to educate those users so they would be less likely to open something that wouldnt be safe. Those that open files from anyone, on an email clearly marked as spam, or those that install software that is known to distribute virii or contain spyware should be educated rather than forcing companies to provide software for free. In an ideal world, yes, free software for all users would be great, but it just doesnt work that way.

  442. 5 out of 5 stars
    gkar

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    The main reason I began using AVG years ago was that it was free. Then I discovered it was one of the few that did not require Internet Explorer to be installed for it to run (unlike almost every other AV program) because I use programs that strip out Internet Explorer (98Lite, XPLite, Nlite). On this basis alone I purchased the Pro version and support their efforts. To the best of my knowlege I have never had a virus while running AVG over the years. They answer emails, regular updates, low resource usage, no need to have I/E installed, free, what more can you ask? (Don't know where the guy below comes up with system hog)

  443. 2 out of 5 stars
    gawd21

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    Avast is much better and offers a free version. AVG misses way to much and Avast gets most if not all.

  444. 5 out of 5 stars
    jpk236

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    I've never had problems with AVG, and this latest version is no exception. I find the GUI, although displeasing to the eye, to be very efficient and functional. I see no signs of AVG being a system hog; perhaps set your full scan to occur during the night when you're not using your computer. I find its detection rate to far surpass many AV equivalents. AVG will continuingly receive a 5/5 from me, as in my eye, they are leading the market.

  445. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    avast ? please be reasonable guys , avg is all you can get for an antivirus software that's free. i know the gui is from the flintstones but that's the only thing you can count as a flaw and it's low on system resources...if you want to pay for av use nod32 if you don't want to pay use avg. it's that simple

  446. 2 out of 5 stars
    Mark Gillespie

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    Free, but that's all it's got going for it. It's ugly, a system hog, and it's detection rate is less than stellar.

    There are many better free AV programs, there is no place for this one in a crowded free AV market. My recomendation? AVast! (www.avast.com) Much better detection rate, not a system hog, and less ugly..

  447. 4 out of 5 stars
    WhiteZero

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    AVG Always runs smooth for me.

  448. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZJAM

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 12, 2005)

    it should have entered it automatically so im not sure what woulda been there but i just used the last beta key for AVG + Firewall which is 70BETA-TH0RX0-PK-C01-X00-SXD0T-P8Q-LBL8 and it works :)

  449. 5 out of 5 stars
    Slug_Coordinator

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 11, 2005)

    Could you at least provide the KEY CODE for this?
    This Free Version does not want to use the previous key code.

    So is it to much to ask for the Code?

    Update this is not the FREE edition I just did some checking so who ever that posted this needs to check his information. It is the Professional with the FIREWALL that is why my Free Code would not work with it.

    People need to check what they post because this can cause problems the License for this version expires in 31st of this month.

    So if you have 7.0.323 not his bogus or wrong version. Again this is not the FREE version.

    SC

  450. 5 out of 5 stars
    randiroo76073

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 11, 2005)

    Paul White, I have been using AVG for aprox 4 yrs on 98 & 98se, it has nver caused me any problems, so the problem must be with your computer

  451. 5 out of 5 stars
    indoguys

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 11, 2005)

    I'm using this software now for a couple of years and quite happy with it. I tried several programs like Norton and Mc. however these are far to bulky and taking away a lot of system resources on my PC which are funest in a video editting environment. This one is just running not interfering with anything else or slowing down my pc. The GUI is maybe simple but why should I have a facny one if it does the job? ANd that's all about it ofcourse, protecting me without bells and wizzles.

    I give it a 5.

  452. 2 out of 5 stars
    Mountain_Man

    Reviewing 7.336 (Jul 11, 2005)

    AVG seems like an okay antivirus considering its free but i have a few issues with it. first off, the gui is simply awful and the options are sparse, the detection rates are less then stellar, and lastly if u right-click a file to scan it, u cant clean/delete it unless u run a full system scan. as a free AV, i greatly prefer avast, but thats only my opinion.
    -anonymous

  453. 4 out of 5 stars
    Notreallyhere

    Reviewing 7.323 (Jun 22, 2005)

    I love this program, it has been protecting my computer for Months now and has everything I need. A few times, though, on another computer, it left only the choice to "ignore" a known threat when the warning popped up.

  454. 1 out of 5 stars
    paul-white

    Reviewing 7.323 (Jun 7, 2005)

    Don't try to use this program with Windows 98 because like me you may see no end of problems that AVG will insist are Microsoft problems and not theirs. I have recieved many VXD errors resulting in a total crash and an unusable PC. Diabling my sound card helped for a while but even Excel and Opera caused blue screen errors when started while AVG was installed. AVG support blame Microsoft but have yet to explain why no such errors were ever experienced while Norton AV was installed. I don't believe that AVG is compatible with Windows 98 and Grisoft should admit that. However they contine to take money from Windows 98 users who like me may not actually experience any problems until they update the program with the daily updates. While AVG is not installed I have a stable PC, with AVG installed it is virtually unusable so it seems I now have to buy a new PC and operating system just to use AVG! It may well catch viruses that other programs do not catch but what is the point if you are unable to even start your PC as has been the case here. Sadly, a very good program let down my claims of its usability on an operating system that may have seen better days but is still in use. Grisoft, please sort this out, does AVG run on Windows 98 or doesn't it? Other anti-virus programs run without error, AVG doesn't...

  455. 5 out of 5 stars
    pflowers

    Reviewing 7.323 (Jun 2, 2005)

    I have been using AVG Free for several years. It has kept 4 computers virus free and uses minimal resources. Great program.

  456. 5 out of 5 stars
    Chanzes

    Reviewing 7.323 (Jun 1, 2005)

    I've been using AVG Free Edition for many years in different versions, and never had problems with viruses. Is pretty slim, too.

  457. 3 out of 5 stars
    bellgamin

    Reviewing 7.323 (Jun 1, 2005)

    AVG is a hair better-than-average for viruses, but weak for script viruses, trojans & other malware. A recent review...
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    Click comparatives
    Click On-demand comparative for Feb 2005

  458. 4 out of 5 stars
    fourte3n

    Reviewing 7.323 (May 31, 2005)

    I think that this is an excellent program. I personally use nod32 but would never stop short of making a recommendation for AVG.

    My only gripe.... ugly GUI, but at teh end of teh day, that doesnt stop the program doing it's job.

  459. 5 out of 5 stars
    BIL

    Reviewing 7.323 (May 31, 2005)

    AVG works great for me. I have Norton on my other computer and it is a lot slower to scan than AVG. AVG has caught and fixed what few problems I've had. On the other hand our IT guys told me the Norton installed computer (with automatic corporate updates) needed a thorough cleaning. I think I'll stick with AVG for my home computer.

  460. 2 out of 5 stars
    Mark Gillespie

    Reviewing 7.323 (May 31, 2005)

    Slow scan engine, detection rate only average, clunky interface. The only plus point, is that it's free.

    There are other better free AV programs out there (Avast! for example).

  461. 3 out of 5 stars
    slickandy

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 21, 2005)

    I used to be a big fan of AVG... until all of our PCs got infected with an Agobot variant (which was some 3 months old at the time, and all PCs with latest definitions installed).

    I'd now recommend looking at NOD32 - regarded by most to have the best detection rates.

    However, if you're too broke to afford software, AVG is going to be a better bet than running nothing at all. Just make sure you know what processes should be running and what startup items are legit!

  462. 5 out of 5 stars
    ZenWarrior

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 19, 2005)

    AVG has kept four of my computers entirely protected and virus-free for three years now. All factors considered, only a fool would give their monies to Norton or others for decidedly lesser (or at best equal) products, and concurrently support pure corporate greed considering even AVG's free version trumps their fee-based products. (And given that, send AVG's author a few bucks, will ya?)

  463. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 19, 2005)

    I started using AVG just after it came out and it has never faltered. Norton makes good software but evidentally for everyone else. when I use it something always goes wrong or it interferes with another program, etc.

  464. 4 out of 5 stars
    czekar

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 19, 2005)

    Great free AV tool. Although, if NOD32 was free I would switch to it in a second.

  465. 4 out of 5 stars
    Metshrine

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 19, 2005)

    Not a bad AV, but not the best either. The scan engine takes longer than NOD32 to scan the same number of files on my hd's.

    To malcolmsuperstar, you are wrong about the US Government agencies using AVG. They exclusively use symantec anti-virus corporate edition, mcafee (far less, used only in very limited environments) and now they are trying out trend micro. Symantec antivirus corp is far more prevelant on the DoD networks. I have NEVER seen avg installed on any of our machines, or on the machines we scan. So please, get your facts straight before you make bold claims like that ;-)

  466. 5 out of 5 stars
    Adrian79

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 19, 2005)

    ok, although i now use the best AV known to mankind for ALL reasons (NOD32), AVG was/is second place champion...I LOVE AVG..really the best...use it, if you dont like it..then the ONLY other choice is NOD32..and i actually feel like buying a license!! lol..really I will ;)

  467. 5 out of 5 stars
    hugh750

    Reviewing 7.322 (May 19, 2005)

    I've Been Using Avg Anti Virus Since Version 5,
    And It Works Wonderfully,And It Does All The Same Things That Norton Anti Virus Does But Takes Less System Resources.

  468. 5 out of 5 stars
    jdeh

    Reviewing 7.308 (Apr 29, 2005)

    I used the free version for a long time and it worked fine. Also tried AVAST but found it annoying with their notifications. Also tried NORTON but it degraded my performance seriously. Also McAfee which for some forgotten reason(s) I discarded.

    Free is nice but when it comes to PC protection I do not compromise. For a modest investment I purchased AVG 7.0 with full support, auto updates and all the good stuff that comes with a paid subscription.

    After all, what is your time worth? It is NOT free, is it? The time you save being well protected more than offsets the time you will waste recovering from a virus or spyware infection.

    Usually requires several hours to either un-infect your PC or more time even to re-install XP or whatever and re-install all of your goodies on top of that.

    Don't know about you people, but my time is worth a whole lot more than the cost of the software to protect it.

    Nuff said on that.

    JDEH (AKA Bo Bo Bolinski).

  469. 5 out of 5 stars
    BlackDragon64

    Reviewing 7.308 (Apr 20, 2005)

    OK. I believe some clarification is in order.
    In answer to malcolmsuperstar's comments concerning me:
    I DO know quite a bit, and not just to show off.
    Computers are my bread and butter.
    I DO like AVG7 Free. In fact after my last review, they corrected whatever it was that caused my problems.
    Furthermore, (and I am now adding alexweber15 in on this), I REPEAT I KNOW what I am doing.
    Had either of you actually read AND UNDERSTOOD the post, I am referring to the release versions NOT BETAs. And secondly if YOU HAD READ AND UNDERSTOOD, I had wiped the machine in question, and installed ONLY WinXP Pro. EVERYTHING WORKED PERFECTLY.
    I was referring to my VERY BAD experience with an AV that everyone seems to bow down to, which is Avast. As soon as I installed just that 1 program, then ALL, and I MEAN ALL removable media drives CEASED TO BE ACCESSIBLE from Windows Explorer.
    It showed the drive letter, but just gave INVALID FUNCTIOn when ANY of the drives in question were clicked on.
    Now, as why I added (briefly) AVG7 Free to this list was at one point RIGHT AFTER one of their UPDATES then my USB Zip drive ceased being accessible. I completely removed AVG7Free, and it started working.
    Now, I know that most people aren't happy with Symantec, and McAfee BUT, and I stress BUT, when I used their products they NEVER killed off any of my drives like that.

  470. 5 out of 5 stars
    themafia_69

    Reviewing 7.308 (Mar 9, 2005)

    Best antivirus around, ive used them all, and this is the fastest and lightest on your computer, so it doesnt eat resources like others!

  471. 1 out of 5 stars
    ezh

    Reviewing 7.308 (Mar 3, 2005)

    http://www.virus.gr/engl...lt.asp?id=67&mnu=67

    Very good results!

    Kaspersky is the best.

  472. 5 out of 5 stars
    Adrian79

    Reviewing 7.308 (Mar 2, 2005)

    HEY avg is great...i dont use it anymore it's been almost 6months...NOD32 FOREVER!!!! eset owns AV

  473. 5 out of 5 stars
    VictorAnderson

    Reviewing 7.308 (Mar 2, 2005)

    I have this running on a couple of my friends machines. I give it a 5 because it does what it says and hey - it IS free.
    Now - is it the best anti-virus software package out there? No. Does it use the least resources of them? No. Does it work just fine and cost nothing? YEP.
    As a side note, I see a lot of sqabling regarding this product. For those of you willing to pay for something, the best thing I've seen (and what I use) is Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition 9. It takes the smallest footproint of all of them, uses the least resources, best performance etc. etc. Thing is you have to have a USA corporation to buy it, and it doesnt come cheap - the minimum order requires license for 10 workstations. For me it was worth blowing the $ on because I'm in the biz.

  474. 5 out of 5 stars
    Slug_Coordinator

    Reviewing 7.308 (Mar 2, 2005)

    AVG has never done me wrong. I have gotten over 200+ people to switch to it from work to the Radio Station message board I am a moderator of.

    Nothing but positive feed back no problems and it is also is ICSA certified which is the same standards of McAfee and Norton.

    Except it runs faster and have in fact worked when others don't.

    In fact it is the only Anti Virus Product now after 12 years of working in I.T. that I trust.

    SC

  475. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 7.308 (Mar 2, 2005)

    BlackDragon, your '20 years of experience' obviously didn't do you much good. This is by far the best free antivirus solution and it comes pretty close to Norton and McAffee, the bigger players, although I still have to say that the best paid antivirus out there is Kaspersky BY FAR.
    Overall this software is excellent IMO and I install it on every person's computer that I fix, unless they already pay for something else.

  476. 5 out of 5 stars
    malcolmsuperstar

    Reviewing 7.300 (Jan 11, 2005)

    BlackDragon64 i understand your fustration with this program and as any program for beta testing. Your problem exist with your incompetency and ignorance. as to the 20 years experience, i can only see you think your a mister know it all in front of your co-workers when everyone at your workplace is somewhat clueless. This is an awesome program and is use by all the IT out there including your Ip Internet Provider for their servers and routers. You have no clue what your talking about this program By Grisoft.

    Bell, Verizon, At&t, Shaw, Rogers, Global Mobility and all American & Canadian Government agencies uses AVG anti-virus.

    if your unhappy as some products do not satisfy everyone, use AVAST 4.5 as this as a great platform as AVG but not as quick because of its restriction to a stronger script formula in explorer that resist browser hijacking.

    Ps i test all softwares from various beta forums including BetaNews. I can say this program is a perfect 9 from a 10

    quote from BlackDragon64;
    ALL removable media drives magically became accessible again. PROVING without a doubt it was indeed the program doing it on its own.

    Actually BlackDragon64, whenever a change in hardware or registry occurs in Windows Xp, Xp tries to rectify itself and sets application priorities.
    whenever a major conflict or DLL. mismanagement occurs, Xp halts conflict applications exe. including all drivers inf. or registry DLL files associated until a manual change occurs, then it does a reassessment and fixes/repairs itself. In most cases, its the user who improperly install a program alike and didn't change priority or didn't disable a program that runs alike to the program that is being installed. Thus is said, this only applies to programs that are windows Xp Compatible

    BlackDragon64\before bitting off someone tongue off, know what your talking about Buddy. Your next post, may not be taken seriously.

    To roj, i don't know you, but i want to say:

    you wrote a great review on here and observation.

    BlackDragon64, i was wondering when you go to support sites, especially when enquiring about beta software, when entering software forums like AVG, did you leave a question or message to any of your enquiries or problems? it sounds like you want a quick answer, but remember. All support sites of any kind get many thousands of stupid questions that people don't take the time to understand their software. I'm not saying you have a stupid question, i'm saying that any software developper cannot answer everyones questions since it is every second to someone who is new.

  477. 1 out of 5 stars
    BlackDragon64

    Reviewing 7.300 (Jan 4, 2005)

    To roj:
    WRONG ANSWER DUDE!
    I have over 20 years of PC experience. All I did was install 1 product at a time. And voila it locks the removable media drives. I would then do a clean reinstall of the OS (WinXP Pro) and then try the the next program.
    So when I say Avast, AVG7Free, and ZoneAlarm Security Suite lock something, the bloody well lock something. The makers of these software obviously dont do a thorough enough beta or they ignore those who have older hardware, or something. So far the ONLY program I have tried that works fine is AntiVIR Personal Edition.
    As for your vaunted wonderful support from Avast? they didn't even try to help. they just said check the forums. I did. No one there even had a clue either.

    And just an FYI, I do mean older equipment :)
    AMD K62-450Mhz 288Mb RAM
    Voodoo3 2000 16Mb video card
    SoundBlaster AWE

    I think you can see now. I dont lock anything myself. ONLY the mentioned programs did that ON THEIR OWN. All I did was install, reboot, and BAM!. No USB Zip Drive, NO CDROM drive, NO CD-RW, oh and NO floppy drive access. The system stated categorically they no longer were accessible.

    Oh, and did I mention? Before doing a full reinstall of the OS, i uninstalled the offending AV prog, anf guess what? ALL removable media drives magically became accessible again. PROVING without a doubt it was indeed the program doing it on its own.

  478. 2 out of 5 stars
    MonBidoux

    Reviewing 7.300 (Jan 4, 2005)

    Don't usually like to be too critical about a program but, had AVG Pro 7 before and it slowed my laptop too much.

    Went to AVAST and it is dynamite!

  479. 2 out of 5 stars
    Mark Gillespie

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 25, 2004)

    slow, poor detection rate, and a interface that came from the ark.

    There are many more better AV programs, even free ones, perhaps the best free one is Avast (www.awast.com)

  480. 5 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 25, 2004)

    I don't care about the GUI--I prefer a Windows 98 look personally; no uneeded bloat. I also tested this AV alongside others, and this one, Panda AV, PC-Cillan, and Kaspersky AV detect all the viruses I've thrown at them, while symantec (coorporate), mcafee, and a few others missed some, even with updated virus definitions. Panda is slower than mollases, especially the new one, but has great protection nonetheless. AVG has great protection and it doesn't hog your resources like symantec, panda, and mcafee do. I love avg, have looked for better ones since avg 5.0 in 1998, but still haven't found one.

  481. 3 out of 5 stars
    JOEWARE

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 24, 2004)

    I like AVG I think it's one of the best freeware antivirus available. But the only problem w/ AVG is the horrible Windows 95 looking GUI. Grisoft really really needs to improve this.

  482. 5 out of 5 stars
    rotjong

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 24, 2004)

    Has anyone else noticed that this version still identifies itself as 7.0.296 even though it isn't the same as the original 7.0.296?

  483. 3 out of 5 stars
    BlackDragon64

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 24, 2004)

    As to PipeWrench's comment about NOT needing support for an AV program... WRONG!
    I installed AVG7 Free and it worked fine, for a while, then after 1 update to the program, it locked out my USB Zip Drive completely.
    And because of the fact Grisoft doesn't deem it as needed (aka it costs them less money) I had no choice but to remove AVG7Free. Oh, and guess what? After it got removed, my Zip drive was fully functional again. They are not alone in causing havoc on my machine. Your precious Avast locked out ALL of my removable media drives (Zip, floppy, CDR, and burner). As did the AV component of ZoneAlarm Security Suite. So, I am now using AntiVir Personal Edition. And it works perfectly without some funky virtual driver causing total havoc.

  484. 4 out of 5 stars
    sfo

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 24, 2004)

    It's a good freebie, but avast! home edition (also free), seems much better and has a better GUI IMHO

  485. 5 out of 5 stars
    Primis

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 23, 2004)

    I ran AVG 6 Free for a long time and while it was good, it was somewhat clunky and slow. At that time I would have only given it a 4.

    HOWEVER... AVG 7 now performs a MUCH faster scan. I have a huge C: and AVG 6 used to take 3 hours to scan it. AVG 7 now only takes about an hour to scan it with same setup and options selected.

    A combo of running AVG 7 while also running TrendMicro Housecall every so often is an unbeatable free combo. AVG 7 gets a 5.

  486. 5 out of 5 stars
    Pipewrench

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 23, 2004)

    Great Antivirus app. Probably the best freebie out there.

    To the person who posted below my post:
    Why do you need support for an Antivirus program. It's not like it's a really hard application to run or use. Come on... You must be joking.

  487. 3 out of 5 stars
    roj

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 298 (Dec 23, 2004)

    No support. Avast! 4 Home provides excellent support and continual program as well as database updates. As to Windows 9x support, who cares. That's a seven year old obsolete disaster and should long have been abandoned by any self-respecting vendor. I used to support AVG but switched to Avast! 4 Free and never looked back.

  488. 5 out of 5 stars
    mahesh_n_77

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 296 (Dec 11, 2004)

    Been using AVG Free since version 6.0, is keeping on going nicely. PS It is also updating the DOS/Win98 scanner also when some ppl don't give a thought to it.

  489. 5 out of 5 stars
    Nicholas440

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 296 (Dec 11, 2004)

    AVG is one of the best Anti Virus scanners you will find. I does an excellent job, and best of all they offer it FREE of charge. AVG free version also gives you scheduling, email scanning, resident shield protection and more. It has features that you will find on other anti virus programs that you pay for. I rate it a 5 because its fast and if it finds any suspicious file it will let you know. You wont find a better free program that does what AVG does. Try it, and see if its for you.

  490. 5 out of 5 stars
    zofar

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 296 (Dec 10, 2004)

    I have Athlon XP 2600+ and 1 gig ram. AVG6 is slightly faster than AVG7. But AVG7 has better email scanner and much improved interface.
    Both 6 & 7 are noticeably faster than Norton 2004 or 2005. Now my computer flys when compared what it used to be with Norton 2004.

    Thumbs up!

  491. 1 out of 5 stars
    unger71

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 296 (Dec 10, 2004)

    I used v6 freeware .The Best.Nice features.
    V7 nice features. No more .Freeze,slow machine Amd xp 2600 1G ram. **** AVG and find something else .
    Antivir is Good ,but not many features

  492. 3 out of 5 stars
    bigspud

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 289 (Nov 17, 2004)

    i used v6 free for years, now forced to update to v7 free.
    v7 free is bloatware, uses double the mem as v6.
    very clumsy interface in v7.
    switched to AntiVir Personal Edition.free.

  493. 5 out of 5 stars
    SuperVegeta

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 289 (Nov 11, 2004)

    Is a simple and effective antivirus, plus is free. Finally the new free version is ready

  494. 4 out of 5 stars
    mahesh_n_77

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 289 (Nov 11, 2004)

    Gave it 4 out of 5, will give 5 when its cleaning also becomes top-notch. Its' scanning and detecting are great, though.

    Hey aplamer, It's not a beta, it is the *release* version, go to free.grisoft.com and read please.

    Thank you.

  495. 2 out of 5 stars
    Mark Gillespie

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 289 (Nov 11, 2004)

    Ugly, Slow, Poor detection rate.

    On the plus side, it's free.

    However, there are plenty of better free AV Scanners around. Avast for example, which has a much slicker interface, better detection rate, and is also free. (www.avast.com)

  496. 5 out of 5 stars
    Slug_Coordinator

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 289 (Nov 10, 2004)

    fanbanlo It's not repeate not a TRIAL! This is a beta as stated only the PROFESSIONAL TRIAL is a TRIAL not PERSONAL! You need to read closely there is a link for the BETA on their site and then it will expire shortly and they will have a new Personal version. After many years of using an old scan engine they are updating it.

    I am running it and have always been happy with AVG.

    SC

  497. 5 out of 5 stars
    SFAMonkey

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 289 (Nov 10, 2004)

    Great program.
    I would have to say nod32 is better, but if you don't have money avg just a great job. Gets a five. I think they could fix up the icons throught.

  498. 5 out of 5 stars
    apalmer

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 279 Beta (Oct 31, 2004)

    It's not a trial version, it's a *beta* version! That's what this site is all about.

    From the AVG site: "This Beta version of AVG Free Edition will expire 11/30/2004. By this time, the final version of this product will be available for your free download."

  499. 3 out of 5 stars
    fanbanlo

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 279 Beta (Oct 28, 2004)

    warning: this is Trial version, free for 30 days only!

  500. 5 out of 5 stars
    tom3311

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 279 Beta (Oct 27, 2004)

    I've used AVG software for more than 4 years now and have continually found it to fully protect my system from all virus issues. Numerous times it has discovered and either cleaned or quarantined trojans and other virus. Plus it has recognized and removed email based virus many times (love the spam...NOT!). As a professional desktop support tech for a major telecom company, I found this program to work far better than some of the major competitors (Mc---, Nor---, etc.) and use less processor resources running in the background. Version 7 is great! Since running the earlier beta it has found and removed three trojans that I had buried in some old archived files, as well as cleaning up a couple of email based virus. For the price...and the fact that it WORKS... This software is my top recommendation to everyone I talk to that is looking for antivirus software!

  501. 4 out of 5 stars
    IsoNick

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 23, 2004)

    Together with Windows XP SP2 this program fulfill my needs. And best of all, it's free. I can only recommend it.

  502. 3 out of 5 stars
    Saad_alshawwa

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 18, 2004)

    simply it is an antivirus , but it still doesnt detect everything "virri DB is up2date" and it still needs work to be done.

    NOD32 2.x /F-PROT 3.15x /Kaspersky 5.x are way better.

  503. 4 out of 5 stars
    desertrat

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 15, 2004)

    Dropper.Funweb.A
    Virus causes AVG to crash.

    AVG Free Version detects Dropper.Funweb.A as a virus.
    Box pops up "Automatic healing please wait". 10 minutes later, nothing.
    System will not respond to anything and I have to shut down and restart manually.

    If there was also a real virus I would be out of luck.
    Other antivirus programs do not even detect this thing.
    What can be done?

    Picked up the "virus" at cursormania.com

    Ron

    From AVG tech help:
    The virus has been found in Temporary Internet Files folder, in the
    cache of Internet Exporer. The easiest way how to remove this virus
    is to empty Internet Explorer cache.
    Please run Internet Explorer, select menu Tools -> Internet Options.
    Approximately in the middle of the dialog window is button "Delete
    files...". Press this button, check the "Delete all offline content"
    option and press OK.
    This operation will remove all viruses located in Temporary Internet
    Files.

    IT WORKS.

    Ron

  504. 5 out of 5 stars
    Maverick_16

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 15, 2004)

    This is a new engine/app and grisoft ARE managing this beta and following up on feedback/bugs. Beta News should add a note to the desc to point out that the serial number is to be requested from grisoft and maybe post a link to that web page ( http://free.grisoft.com/...hp/doc/16/lng/us/tpl/v5 ). It's easy to get and they respond immediately.
    - current users maybe confused with the new interface... but in minute or so it all becomes intuitive (at least for me:)
    - feedback is only limited to bugs but no way to post your view about the gui and other functionalities.
    - ran avg6.x complete test before installing this beta and came up clean. Installed avg7beta and ran complete test and found (Downloader.Harnig.W) trojan horsee in telnet.exe.tmp.... how come avg6 didn't get it though it uses the same database?

    In general, one of the best antivir i have tested and i'm still loyal and appreciative.

    Good on yous GIRSOFT.

  505. 2 out of 5 stars
    asctony

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 14, 2004)

    Downloaded, then tried to install. Could not install because I do not have a license number? I already am using AVG 6.0 Freeware. Why put it as Beta Freeware and then require a license number?

  506. 1 out of 5 stars
    blackcherry

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 14, 2004)

    horrible UI, and despite what they lead you to believe, it's not all that good at detecting virii at all.

  507. 3 out of 5 stars
    harrisben

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 14, 2004)

    It would be nice if they could point out how to get a new serial since my old one doesn't seem to work anymore.

  508. 1 out of 5 stars
    fourte3n

    Reviewing 7.0 Build 269 Beta (Sep 14, 2004)

    Has a long way to come yet... it's only plus is it's free. It just doesn't stand up against kaspersky or nod (two of the industries best) time after time im replacing avg with a better 'proven' antivirus and im finding viruses.

    and the GUI is very poor. a simple logo and icon upgrade will do this prob wonders.

  509. 4 out of 5 stars
    phiber0ptik

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 754 (Sep 9, 2004)

    http://www.virusbtn.com/...ives/products.xml?table
    and my opinion about AVG Free Edition... works just great, gj Grisoft. 5 points when they release the professional version for free, if that will ever happen :P (I want more features init tbh)

  510. 3 out of 5 stars
    VikingBlade

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 754 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Unless your computer is fairly old, there are much better free alternatives with detection in Avast and Bitdefender. (As well as the 1 year free EZ eTrust, and Panda Plat. 7 (if survey is taken).

  511. 5 out of 5 stars
    bourgeoisdude

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 754 (Sep 8, 2004)

    This program is the best free real-time protection Anti-virus program in existence, for several reasons:

    1. It updates more than once a week FROM INSIDE THE PROGRAM unlike THE two most popular AV programs you buy at the store (yes dj_jorjinho, all updates are incremental as of September of 2003).

    2. It contains definitions for old viruses and trojans such as IMISERV.A made in 2001. This is important because IMISERV.A recently re-surfaced over the internet as a downloader trojan, etc.

    3. It has not caused any stability issues on my system and I have used this since early 2000 on Windows 95a windows 98se, Windows 2000 SP2/3/4, Windows XP/ XP SP1/SP1a/SP2 RC2 and SP2 final.

    As far as the system information tab in the standard interface reporting Pentium cpu, etc. (quote from deviantATTILA: "...Additionally, AVG's system info detects my CPU as Intel Pentium, when actually, I have and AMD Athlon. It detects my OS as Windows 2000 Professional, when actually, I have Windows XP Professional SP2.") It hasn't been updated since the very first of 2000--don't know why...

  512. 3 out of 5 stars
    DACWILSOL

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 754 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Try avast 4 home edition, a much better anti-virus program. http://www.avast.com/

  513. 5 out of 5 stars
    bubbadew

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 754 (Sep 8, 2004)

    avg70free_269a355

    First release of the new generation of AVG Free Edition
    Dear fan of AVG Anti-Virus!

    It is our pleasure to introduce the first BETA release of the completely new generation of AVG Free Edition. Register now and try the new version of the famous product. You can become a part of the group of beta-testers who have direct influence to the development of the new product and you can add your value for millions of future users. See what's new in this new generation of popular AVG Free Edition.

    http://free.grisoft.com/...hp/doc/16/lng/us/tpl/v5

    woooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo

  514. 5 out of 5 stars
    deviantATTILA

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 754 (Sep 8, 2004)

    Odd, I ran the latest in program update, and it states I have 6.0.755. Why is the FileForum database referring me to 6.0.754? Additionally, AVG's system info detects my CPU as Intel Pentium, when actually, I have and AMD Athlon. It detects my OS as Windows 2000 Professional, when actually, I have Windows XP Professional SP2. Not very encouraging, especially if they want me to trust their virus detection features. I still currently use it, because it's small and free, but there's really nothing stopping me from switching to Norton, aVast, or any of the other great antivirus programs.

  515. 4 out of 5 stars
    dj_jorjinho

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 732 (Aug 31, 2004)

    Does This AV have incremental download updates?

  516. 5 out of 5 stars
    gkar

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 732 (Aug 3, 2004)

    Still my Top Choice for AV. I really appreciate the fact that you don't have to have Internet Explorer installed to make it work like Norton AV or most of the others. This program works great, is unobtrusive, regularly updated and Free! I give it 10 Stars **********

  517. 5 out of 5 stars
    PC Rat

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 732 (Jul 31, 2004)

    Well, you never know that your virus protection didn't work until you get a virus !

    That said, this AV proggie ~is~ fast and free.

    Symantec-Norton used to be great until the company got greedy with annual definition update renewals.
    AVG is a whole lot faster than NAV, and it was hard getting used to AVG's quickness compared to NAV. ( Is it ~really~ checking the file when it gets done that quick ? )

    The Computer Rodent

  518. 5 out of 5 stars
    abear27

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jul 8, 2004)

    The free version of AVG is perfect for anyone that needs basic virus protection.

    In my experience; It has less of an impact on system resources and speed than Norton AntiVirus and McAfee products do, and provides as good (if not better) protection than the previously mentioned commercial products.

  519. 5 out of 5 stars
    lion7718

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jun 27, 2004)

    Yes you need a password to use..but it is still Free.

  520. 5 out of 5 stars
    Black-Wolf

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jun 25, 2004)

    Serial# For Everyone!
    AVG-1-15230013-AAF

  521. 4 out of 5 stars
    del69a

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jun 25, 2004)

    Beware the e-mail trap.

    Serial number needed to use this program

  522. 5 out of 5 stars
    Floodland

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jun 25, 2004)

    This is the 1st option to recomend to people that want to USE their PCs (small footprint, efective). Though, you have to configure it, as defaults sucks pretty much.
    Detection is almost perfect, if you update the software on regulary basis.
    Is a great product, and the best: Is FREE!

  523. 5 out of 5 stars
    FinnDeLux

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jun 24, 2004)

    del69a, I don't know what "email trap" you're talking about. I've never had any sort communication from Grisoft in the the year and a half I've been using their product.
    Care to elaborate?

  524. 4 out of 5 stars
    mjm01010101

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 709 (Jun 24, 2004)

    I have this installed at 5-user small business and a few friends. No problems, some of the defaults for the install, like appending footers to e-mail's, and scanning EVERY DAY, are a little strange, but it's kept them virus free for 7 months now. There was a point in time in April where it would not receive any updates for a week, so I knock this down to 4.

    I have other clients that have consistently complained about Symantec's 2003 and 2004 versions of Antivirus, one system was even taken out by SAV with no known viruses.

  525. 5 out of 5 stars
    ecarlson

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 698 (Jun 13, 2004)

    It's been working great for me for well over a year, and the virusbulletin ratings, which another user pointed to, give it 100% in its 2 most recent tests.

    They only noted minor issues in the Feb 2004 test. Quote: "Once the tests had been re-run, it was only a few false positives that blotted the product's performance and prevented AVG from earning a VB 100%"

    Better false positives than missed viruses.

  526. 2 out of 5 stars
    virtorio

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 698 (Jun 12, 2004)

    Almost as bad as the viruses themselfs. Just look at this poor detection rating (http://www.virusbulletin...es/products.xml?avg.xml). If you want good virus protection go pay for one such as Kaspersky Anti-Virus or NOD32.

  527. 5 out of 5 stars
    gkar

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 698 (Jun 12, 2004)

    What makes this program nice for me is the fact it does not require Internet Explorer to run (Avast, Norton....)Thank you Grisoft for making an alternative that is free from MS BS.

  528. 4 out of 5 stars
    viserov

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 698 (Jun 12, 2004)

    Haven't any problems with virii getting past this, but the interface and settings are horrid and limited.

  529. 1 out of 5 stars
    GolfDude

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 698 (Jun 11, 2004)

    it crashed my machine after i installed it b/c a virus infected the anti virus and killed my entire CPU

  530. 1 out of 5 stars
    slipkbomb

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 653 (Apr 10, 2004)

    haha doesnt get my trojan files!..muhuhahah.. be careful man..if its free it means it doesnt really catch everything so watch out there High Speed!!

  531. 5 out of 5 stars
    Morsel

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 653 (Apr 8, 2004)

    For a free AV it pulls the trick just great. Been using this program for years now and never had issues with it.

  532. 5 out of 5 stars
    weed

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 653 (Apr 7, 2004)

    I will still give this program a 5***** rating, even though the update sight is under DOS attack, probably from "virusexpert", LOL =). I have never had a virus while using this and everyone I recommend it to are happy as it had found countless infections on their machines. Thank you Grisoft!

  533. 4 out of 5 stars
    dalecosp

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 607 (Mar 11, 2004)

    This has been a fine piece of software. We have recommended it to clients for almost two years, maybe longer. It is, however, becoming rather old technology, and this may account for the tales of failures I'm reading in this forum.

    Installation is easy, and it runs well. The UI is well-designed and fairly easy to navigate and understnad. When infected, you will know it right away. However, I have noticed that a few protected machines have "inexplicably" been infected with viruses in recent months; most generally when this happens, the reason is dated definitions, but I've seen a box or two with definitions aged 3-7 days infected; it's possible (even seems likely) that the updating team is a tad behind the big boys.

    Part of the reason for this is probably because the Free Edition has been superseded in Grisoft's "portfolio" by version 7, which AFAICT is not free. For this reason, I see that the usefulness of this software in today's Internet security environment is extremely short-lived; we will be looking into another freeware program, if possible, to recommend to our clients in the near future. Such is the way of things.

    We have also noticed connection difficulties with the "update" server; in addition to becoming the target of attacks as their software has become more well known, it's likely that their bandwidth is saturated most of the day with downloads and DDOS attacks from various virii. Just a guess, though ... today, we're 50% on updating; yesterday, we went 0 for 5....

  534. 4 out of 5 stars
    netstarman

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 607 (Mar 4, 2004)

    Not to bad of a virus program but i think Avast is much better free anti virus program. Might as well try it out. Im using it already.

  535. 2 out of 5 stars
    VirusExpert

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 607 (Mar 4, 2004)

    McAfee/NAI, Avast, and Symantec/Norton both have an outlook plugin that scans all IMAP and POP3 email before it downloaded. I'm not sure what you mean by a program that finally scans IMAP. It's about time this program caught up with the rest. I do love free software, but say away from this one.. there are much better free programs that acutally work.

  536. 5 out of 5 stars
    msickles

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 607 (Mar 3, 2004)

    Wow, well there is finally a program that does a full AV check on IMAP message stores. Norton, McAfee, and most others just let IMAP messages go through--not this prog.

    Free, free, free!

  537. 5 out of 5 stars
    onetouch

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 607 (Mar 3, 2004)

    I'm not going to skew the ratings, but personaly, I dont care for AVG all that much. It is free, but has caused problems every time I've installed it. I'll still give it a 5 because it's free, and does actually find stuff.

  538. 3 out of 5 stars
    tommyb709

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 607 (Mar 3, 2004)

    I am a computer consultant. I just came from a client's home who had the bagel.j virus. They were running AVG free. Their definitions were Feb 18th, which may account for the problem, as Symantec says that this virus was discovered Mar 2nd. (BTW, their AVG would not update at all today. I had to manually download the update and install. I had another client yesterday who also had a virus get through AVG,[mydoom.f] and it updated only after several attempts. Is the AVG free update server DOS'd?) The email scanner passed the message without discovering a virus. The client was fooled into clicking on the attachment and triggered the virus, and knew immediately. She began scanning with AVG, which found instances of the virus, identified it as bagel.j, but did not stop the viral process, so new files continued to be generated. I removed the infection with Stinger.
    Upon researching AVG's site, they say that the only email client supported by the free edition is Outlook. Period. Those of you running Outlook Express or Mozilla, have you ever had AVG find a virus in your email? I would give this a better rating if I were sure that the real-time scanning works with OE and Mozilla. It does find everything when manual scanning.

  539. 5 out of 5 stars
    viper_crazy

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 558 (Feb 12, 2004)

    This is the best FREE anti virus out there. Unlike others, im not going to tell all those who give bad reviews to take a powder, but its is my opinion that it is the best. You barely even know its running in the background, you can schedule updates everyday, it scans and has a real time file protection. I must say, the only other virus software that is just as good, is Norton Anti-Virus Corporate Edition. NAV 2001-2004 tax your system way to heavily, but AVG does not. I like how they SEEMED to follow NAV Corporate Edition (better cuz its FREE) so you don't even know its actually doing its job most of the time, unlike NAV Corporate Edition's sisters NAV 2001-2004.

    I Highly recamend this program. Oh and guys, theres no point in trying to lay rest to others bad reviews...they though that way when they wrote it, and chances are they will think that way after you write your little "mouth off."

  540. 1 out of 5 stars
    denali

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 558 (Jan 6, 2004)

    bsr500: I wasn't asking for technical support. I wanted to report a bug. There is a difference and I think that if you are an ESL student, you should go back to your studies.

  541. 5 out of 5 stars
    veeoh

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 558 (Jan 6, 2004)

    Tridus:- Why would and anti-virus stop you connecting to the internet - get a grip and stop talking rubbish.

  542. 1 out of 5 stars
    Tridus

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 558 (Jan 5, 2004)

    The last time I installed this, I couldn't connect to the Internet anymore.

  543. 5 out of 5 stars
    bsr500

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 558 (Jan 5, 2004)

    denali: It clearly says "No tech support" with the free version, learn to read. Anyway, this is the best free AV (and IMO best in all) out there. They keep really frequent updates, the scanner is very good at detecting viruses and good at removing them. I have used it on all my machines and have recommended it to friends that dont want to pay for an AV, and will continue to do so. Keep up the good work grisoft!!

  544. 4 out of 5 stars
    bbhermit

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 557 (Jan 1, 2004)

    The register button did nothing, so I had to use the link to their homepage in order to register. In the previous update, the install would start up ok, but then it would slip into msn messenger install, which was in the same folder. Otherwise, a good program. Infrequent updates though. I also use Nortons, and Anti-Vir, as you can't be too careful on the net.

  545. 5 out of 5 stars
    reidyn

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 557 (Dec 31, 2003)

    I'm surprised at the block of poor ratings preceding mine. Having been annoyed at my long-time favorite Norton Antivirus's decision to go with a product activation scheme that has already been reported to fail at times and leave the user unprotected, I looked for an alternative. I tried this and the other free ones and found this to be an excellent replacement for NAV. Not quite as pretty or easy to use, but every bit as functional (minus the programmable scheduling that is disabled in the free version). Even better, in certain respects, as this software didn't require me to reboot the computer and then download another round of software updates five or six times in a row after first installing it like NAV always did. In fact, once it is installed, I haven't yet had it ask me to reboot after downloading an update as NAV does now and then. For those who don't realize it, even on the free version you can turn off the e-mail tagging for both inbound and outbound mail so that it won't say "Certified virus-free by AVG". I am aware that everyone has a favorite of any kind of software, but I really can't understand the 1 or 2 star ratings for this software. Your favorite software might have some feature or quality that you find lacking in the others, but does that really make the others a 1 star alternative? Does it really have to be a "my favorite is great, everything else is total crap" kind of world where people cannot maintain a reasonable sense of objectivity?

  546. 1 out of 5 stars
    Programmer2004

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 557 (Dec 30, 2003)

    This program has a problem. It causes video cards to crash and a few other weird things to happen. I have 4 computers here that had it installed, and all suffered from the same symptoms. As far as scanning and detecting virii, it seemed ok. So if your screen starts blinking or washing out or any other unexplained video related problems, suspect this program. Mcafee is the best and no bloat.

  547. 1 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 557 (Dec 30, 2003)

    well ..a simple message mates program ..comon..lol
    deleted cause av wanted to..it`s not virus......:))))))))))):_
    does 1 have to rate it 1 star..too bad there`sno option for a minus 5

  548. 2 out of 5 stars
    VirusExpert

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 556 (Dec 27, 2003)

    bsr500, feel free to give NAV any rating you like, just give reasons for the rating. My only point to make here was the inconsistancy of this program. I love that it's free, it does work OK, but not great. I don't hate it, I just feel that there are better alternatives than this one. It's nothing personal, I don't know why so many people take is personal. I don't care that people love this program, I glad you do.. I'm just giving you the information that I have collected.

  549. 2 out of 5 stars
    IGx89

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 556 (Dec 27, 2003)

    In big, red letters on the download page: "IT CAN NOT BE INSTALLED IN ANY NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT!"

    It looks good, but I'm not going to disconnect my computer from my LAN and/or internet just to use it!

  550. 5 out of 5 stars
    bsr500

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 556 (Dec 27, 2003)

    The best virus scan I have seen, from my experience better then all the paid ones....

    BTW: For every 1 negative review "VirusExpert" gives avg im going to give NAV 10.

  551. 5 out of 5 stars
    uNdisputed

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 26, 2003)

    FREE no strings attached AV programme.
    i`m happy guy`s...
    it`s good , do try it
    thank`s for the good work:)

  552. 5 out of 5 stars
    spitzz

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 25, 2003)

    First off users who vote twice like the so called virusexpert (who's rantings seem to indicate otherwise) should be banned from reviewing.

    I have used AVG for over a year now with good results. I'd recommend it to any home user but especially those using cable or broadband. Most of the time you hardly know it is there and the updates have always functioned flawlessly.

    It is a refreshing change to use software that unlike NAV does not take control over every area of your computer.

    5 stars here without a doubt.
    Regards Pete

  553. 5 out of 5 stars
    L06@N

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 25, 2003)

    I've been using this since Inoculate-IT left the FREE AV world. It's been running great for me on all the machines I've loadd it on (3 personal/work) and good for atleast 10 buddies...
    Keep up the good work, and it's all I expect and mroe from the FREE edition (considering the company is in it to make money, also)....

  554. 5 out of 5 stars
    paulm

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 24, 2003)

    Unlike some other so called reviewers, I'm not going to mouth off bull@#it opinions about everything else other than the programme in question....
    This Grisoft AVG 6.0xx free AV softeare is excellent. Unlike NAV 2001,2002,2003 and most probably 2004, as well as McCafee, it's small, fast and doesn't tax your system to any real extent. The updates are regular and small. Well done Grisoft, and thankyou for a FREE no strings attached AV programme.

  555. 5 out of 5 stars
    weed

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 24, 2003)

    If everyone stopped using IE and Outlook (Express) and Address Book, yeah we would all be better off, it has nothing to do with anything but that. Bug/virus/trojan makers use those security prone programs to their advantage. I use Opera browser, Phoenix Mail and 98Lite to elmimnate the Microsoft stuff. Everyone can't do the same as others have their own skill levels. Don't blame Grisoft.

  556. 2 out of 5 stars
    VirusExpert

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 24, 2003)

    I love you guys.. I don't mean to make any defensive. I don't hate this software, I just don't trust it. This is based on real world experience with the software. I also love free and open source software. I use Mozilla, Thunderbird, and Open Office. I acutally don't work for any software companies.... I just think people under estimate the importance of secrutiy software. If they did, we would not have massive virus outbreaks. I'm not sure that I have a chip on my shoulder, but thanks for looking. My point is just that there are much better programs if you don't feel you need to pay the developers for all their hard work. Please don't hate me, I have used this software for a while and it just does not do a good job in the real world.

    -VirusExpert

  557. 5 out of 5 stars
    jrepin

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 24, 2003)

    Excellent antivirus software. It is simple to use and it is very nice it is free.

  558. 5 out of 5 stars
    bsr500

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 555 (Dec 24, 2003)

    VirusExpert, You obviously must work for another AV company, otherwise you would not say something like that..

    This program is better then norton in lots of ways, It uses less resources from when I compared them. It has a feature that norton does not have, you can monitor scan progress by MB's scaned. It has nothing to do with being free or not, acually software SHOULD be FREE!!! And I bet everyone has more free programs on there machine then paid ones.

    Now no more BS small talk about people being cheap just because they are smart enough to save from buying one when they can get it free.

  559. 5 out of 5 stars
    zik

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 552 (Dec 16, 2003)

    I rate avg 5 stars mainly for having a freeware version, i agree with the last comment about poor people, there are places where buying computer software isn't an option.
    Must be too *blind* or arrogant to think about an utopia world where everybody is happy and have money.

  560. 4 out of 5 stars
    lordcyber

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 552 (Dec 16, 2003)

    VirusExpert, You obviously don't live in an area where people are Poor. Just because you can get onto the internet doesn't mean that you are paying for it, around my area it is not uncommon for more than one person to be using a single dial up account at the same time at different houses. It's called having a friend or family member who can afford the internet and is willing to share their account. and just because they have a "computer" doesn't make them wealthy. If that was the case they all would have modern computers instead of the ancient junkers that the majority of them do have.

    This software does a good job for the price "free".

    Give it a rest, and I promise to do the same.

  561. 2 out of 5 stars
    VirusExpert

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 552 (Dec 16, 2003)

    I agree.. free is free.. but if you can't "afford" 10 bucks a year.. you don't have internet access or email, so I agree that this product would work fine. If you do have internet access and get email.. PAY THE MONEY for a decent product. If you are reading this post than YOU CAN "afford" a real AV program.

  562. 5 out of 5 stars
    weed

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 552 (Dec 16, 2003)

    A big thanks to Grisoft and others who perform a public service by distributing freeware products that are good quality like AVG is and update them regularly. AAA+++

  563. 4 out of 5 stars
    Fats Terminal

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 552 (Dec 16, 2003)

    It's a good AV for normal users who don't download any pirate software from Kazaa, web sites, etc. Others should stick with something a little more comprehensive like Kaspersky, Norton or FSecure. It's very fast and takes very little resources.

  564. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 552 (Dec 15, 2003)

    AVG is fine, it's ICSA certified, but i already went way where combining Avast4.1 for desktop and NOD2 for server (because they better and faster). And to that person saying ZoneAlarm is best free personal firewall, i think You are wrong, Kerio Personal Firewall is more effective and secure.

  565. 5 out of 5 stars
    lordcyber

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 550 (Dec 12, 2003)

    ""If you read a review a bit down, it says the EZ Armor firewall is just ZoneAlarm... first, its not, its proprietary, but even if it was, ZoneAlarm is the best free standalone firewall out there, so that shouldn't matter. And scanning slower than AVG? Correct, since it also REMOVES the damn viruses."

    Cad, if it isn't a rebranded version of the free Zonealarm why does it look 100% identical to zonealarm other than the zonealarm icon's etc being changed?

    And I have used AVG to remove more viruses than you probably have ever seen. It works fine, and DEFINATELY scans faster than EZarmor. Now having said that, I again reiterate that I have nothing against EZarmor, but Free is Free. Being free for 1 year and then having to pay for it is another. I will stick with recommending AVG to anyone I know who doesn't have the cash to pay for their antivirus software. Because if they can't afford it this year, then most likely they won't be able to afford it in a years time.

    This purpose of reviewing this software is to talk about this software, not someone else's product. If you don't like it, that's fine. don't use it. but unless you can provide specific examples of viruses that it fails to remove, don't run it into the ground with statements like it scans faster because it doesn't remove the viruses,etc.

  566. 2 out of 5 stars
    VirusExpert

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 550 (Dec 11, 2003)

    Canderous: I'm glad you agree with my comments.. but you kept giving it 5 starts ;-)

    . .

    Version Reviewed: 6.0 Build 550
    Reviewed by: canderous
    Date: December 10th, 2003 5:43 PM

    Oy. That is a nasty mistake. The below review of mine actually should have 2 stars, not five. Bleh.

    Rating: *****

  567. 5 out of 5 stars
    canderous

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 550 (Dec 10, 2003)

    If you read a review a bit down, it says the EZ Armor firewall is just ZoneAlarm... first, its not, its proprietary, but even if it was, ZoneAlarm is the best free standalone firewall out there, so that shouldn't matter. And scanning slower than AVG? Correct, since it also REMOVES the damn viruses.

  568. 5 out of 5 stars
    illuvatar

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 550 (Dec 10, 2003)

    This is a great programme and it's getting better all the time. On recent tests by virusbulletin it gets a VB100% award: http://www.virusbulletin...chives/tests.xml?200311

    It's good at catching viruses and even a newbie can handle it. Although some people here clearly think an antivirus should be a firewall and spyware blocker as well (eg. norton), I oppose this idea of integration (stop bloat now!). Want to remove spyware? Just use ad-aware or spybot (both are free!) Want to keep out intruders why not use kerio or outpost (my god, is everything for free here?)

    Anyway, people who constantly get viruses and spyware, just shouldn't be on the internet. But then again, 90% of the internet population would drain away and I wouldn't be able to download as much fun stuff from people who share their entire HD "by accident" ;-)

  569. 5 out of 5 stars
    cees2000

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 550 (Dec 10, 2003)

    it's simply the best free av program there is. I agree that avast is great too, but does it run on Windows .NET Server?
    Nope! And AVG DOES!

  570. 1 out of 5 stars
    VirusExpert

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 548 (Dec 7, 2003)

    I agree it's good for the price, but there are much better programs for free. Avast and CA are both MUCH better programs.

    http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft

    http://www.avast.com

  571. 4 out of 5 stars
    lordcyber

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 548 (Dec 7, 2003)

    an excellent program for the price. Does it remove spyware like others have complained about? No, but then again neither does Norton Antivirus 2004 unless you pony up some extra money for that service. This combined with Spybot Search and Destroy, and Spyware Blaster's immunize feature makes for a virus and spyware free system. Just my 2 cents on the subject.

  572. 3 out of 5 stars
    scodan

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 548 (Dec 7, 2003)

    Should be enough protection for people who don't use Internet Explorer, who have layered security in general, who don't download and install questionable software, and who practice good computing sense. Ironically, though, that's the type of user who happens to be *least* likely to use AVG. The free-or-die users of AVG tend to be the one who wonder why they have 500 porn popups per minute, and why their system crashes 48 times per day. The people who know better realize you get what you pay for. OK, I'll lay it on the line for you: AVG works fine against the *most common* threats, but if you ever come across anything else, you'll wish you'd opened your wallet.

  573. 3 out of 5 stars
    VikingStorm

    Reviewing 6.0 Build 548 (Dec 6, 2003)

    Decent, they have a pretty bad track record at VB100%. Avast is still a better free antivirus IMO.

  574. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tahlyssa

    Reviewing 7.0.rc4 (Jun 22, 2003)

    AVG is the Best Anti Virus for Real Time Scanning when you are a Poweruser going through more then 5 gig a month, it detects when other's can't, Quarantine if it can't remove and if AVG can't get rid of a virus, then only microtrends, housecall can, this IS the Best.

  575. 5 out of 5 stars
    Adamant

    Reviewing 7.0.rc4 (Jun 9, 2003)

    AVG is awesome! These bad reviews are mistaken as AVG DOES have heuristic analysis, updates virus database every day, and has scheduled hard disk analysis. Ditch your Norton bloatware and go with this excellent program. The free version is so good, I even went and bought the server version for our servers. I have not had a single infection in almost two-years - the time span I've been using AVG.

    Thanks Grisoft!!!

  576. 5 out of 5 stars
    timshel

    Reviewing 7.0.rc4 (Jun 4, 2003)

    By the way this file posted is for the pro version of AVG which is valid for a free test period only. I don't know if AVG free version will be continued when the pro 7.0 version is released. Hopefully it will... or else will have to switch over to some other freeware Avast maybe...(Innoculate IT -->AVG-->avast??)

  577. 5 out of 5 stars
    Roadblock

    Reviewing 7.0.rc4 (Jun 4, 2003)

    I don't know what Scorced Earth is referring to either, To my knowlege, AVG has had an option to use Heuristics to recognize viruses for as long as I can remember, and I have been using this software for 2 years now, ever since I heard Chris Pirillo of Tech TV name it as the best free antivirus program available. It has never failed me in 2 years of use. The only problem I see is that they say they will be doing away with the free version in the near future. Even so, to me it would be worth paying for. Small, light on resources, updates frequently, and bottom line, gets the job done.

  578. 5 out of 5 stars
    Dwarden

    Reviewing 6.0.484 (Jun 2, 2003)

    FOrgot to mention that failture in VB award is also when false alarm is triggered ...

  579. 2 out of 5 stars
    Scorched Earth

    Reviewing 6.0.481 (May 28, 2003)

    Not too great from my own personal experiences. It'll catch a few, but because of its latency in updating virus definitions, you will be left hanging without protection for longer than with any other AV. It's not too awful, but I wouldn't use it as it lacks heuristic scanning. Not an acceptable virus scanner, IMO. Just a paper tiger AV for people who like freebies.

  580. 1 out of 5 stars
    unger71

    Reviewing 6.0.474 (Apr 23, 2003)

    Does this run on a Win2000????????
    Machine wont start.No guard installed.No exten***
    Tried it too times
    .I used to run program in Win98

  581. 5 out of 5 stars
    Carlospr

    Reviewing 6.0.474 (Apr 22, 2003)

    I'm using AVG for a long time and no problem at all! Great software!!

  582. 3 out of 5 stars
    GhostMan

    Reviewing 6.0.435 (Jan 4, 2003)

    I have used AVG for 1 year and it works. However, they have a horrible track record when it comes to scanning. If you want a freeware virus scanner, try any of the alternatives because they simply have better scanners. I would suggest Avast! 4 Home Edition. You really need to pay for a virus scanner to get the best protection. Go get Norton Antivirus if you need real protection.

  583. 5 out of 5 stars
    weed

    Reviewing 6.0.434 (Dec 31, 2002)

    How can anyone complain about a freeware virus scanner with free updates, low resource usage and free updates for life? Not Me! Kudos to Grisoft! ***** Stars!

  584. 5 out of 5 stars
    tom3311

    Reviewing 6.0.434 (Dec 29, 2002)

    I've been using AVG for about 2-years and have found it to work as well, if not better than the McAfee Virus program my company uses. I have been hit by viruses on a couple of occasions and each time AVG found, identified, and either cleaned or isolated the infected files... what more can you ask for? I highly recommend this program over all virus protection programs I've used (McAfee, Norton...).

  585. 2 out of 5 stars
    MrPuddles

    Reviewing 6.0.434 (Dec 29, 2002)

    Nice program for freeware, but it has problems detecting viruses that are in the wild. I've used it for a year now, but it still doesn't detect as many viruses as other scanners (NOD32, Kaspersky, Norton). AVG has only recieved 1 VB100 award for their scanner and failed 18 times.
    http://www.virusbtn.com/...es/products.xml?avg.xml

  586. 5 out of 5 stars
    burgerbaron

    Reviewing 6.0.426 (Dec 5, 2002)

    I have ued this program for years but it now has a known bug in it that will mess up the windows installer.I run Xp.You can find this info over at the msft forums and avg has been informed of the problem..

  587. 5 out of 5 stars
    RAT

    Reviewing 6.0.426 (Dec 4, 2002)

    Kicks ass! :) Attention "The Bat"-Users: This cool app has got a plug-in for TB! that's cool.

  588. 5 out of 5 stars
    Grizzlybear

    Reviewing 6.0.423 (Dec 3, 2002)

    This program is IMHO one of the most reliable available for free.there is really no reason,not to use it despite other opinions.I use it now for more than a year and never got a virus.Also it takes not too many resources like NAV and the resident shield acts very fast.....

  589. 5 out of 5 stars
    JEdwardP

    Reviewing 6.0.422 (Nov 21, 2002)

    It's not quite as fast as the now-defunct Inoculate-IT Personal Edition was, but it has what's important in an anti-virus app, in being reliable, independently certified, easy to configure, and updated frequently enough. When you can get all that free, I see no reason--especially for the home user--not to use it.

  590. 5 out of 5 stars
    archemy

    Reviewing 6.0.410 (Nov 2, 2002)

    This is the best Anti-virus out there , beleive me I tried them all, none of them compares to it, its FREE but that's not the best part, it updates almost every week, even twice sometimes and it's low on resources and has a good start up time and it works, it saved me a couple times from viruses

  591. 5 out of 5 stars
    Floodland

    Reviewing 6.0.410 (Nov 2, 2002)

    Best antivirus for general use, don't miss this one. Auto-update, little resource usage, good protection, excelent support and FREE.
    6 stars if possible

  592. 5 out of 5 stars
    krayon

    Reviewing 6.0.410 (Nov 2, 2002)

    This is better than any I have ever paid for.

  593. 5 out of 5 stars
    Freya

    Reviewing 6.0.389 (Sep 20, 2002)

    I used McAfee for years until I found this. I've been using it for the past year on three machines and have found it better and easier to use than McAfee.

  594. 5 out of 5 stars
    rocky500

    Reviewing 6.0.386 (Sep 10, 2002)

    Dosen't get any better than this program for free!
    Forget the big bloated resource sucking others.

Discuss AVG Anti-Virus Free

  1. Aug 16, 2011 - 11:17 PM
    lesanshar

    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

  2. Nov 2, 2009 - 6:07 AM
    Traveller29

    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!

    Solutions??