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AVG AntiVirus Free provides basic antivirus and antispyware protection for home users. Virus database updated every day. Includes innovative LinkScanner for web-protection.
Real-time protection, automatic updates, low-impact background scanning for on-line threats, and instant quarantining or removal of infected files ensures maximum protection. Every interaction between your computer and the Internet is monitored, so nothing can get onto your system without your knowledge
One time purchase (perpetual license)
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Had it for years but I can't cope with the pop-ups that returns seven days per week any longer. Not how it used to be.
The new 2013 update is now nagware with no option to remove the annoying advertisements / pop-ups appearing on your task bar every morning to warn you that your "PC may be unstable or out of date" and other such nonsense.
I was a 6 year user and recommender of AVG and now I'm embarrassed that I've installed this on all my friends' computers. AVG is now off the menu for good.
Worked with AVG since 6.0 till 8.5 and saw the program becoming more bloated every release, now I'm running Panda Cloud AntiVirus which has less options and less unnecessary bloat.
I circled throw most popular anti-viruses, but they all now have the same problem. Each of them is big, clunky, annoying and impudent. I guess it's time to try less widely promoted solutions.
AVG is nagware, adware, popup-ware. Tired of that. It's a bit less intrusive than Windows Defender, but too much is too much.
I'd give them a ZERO if that were possible. They keep pushing and pushing to get me to buy add-ons, but I neither want nor need those. And the settings won't stay SET, either. AVG thinks they know what I need. They don't. They can stuff it up their ***, too.
It's not as much of a memory hog as Norton, but the constant nagging is off-putting. Not to mention the amount of FALSE POSITIVES it gives.
To many false positives, to many computers I've had to clean that were running it lately. I now stay away. Maybe it will improve again next version.
AVG is owned and operated by Avast, which sells detailed user activity logs to third-party data brokers: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation and https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-cost-of-avasts-free-antivirus-companies-can-spy-on-your-clicks
If Firefox is hanging at "Performing TLS handshake," make sure you have "Scan HTTPS traffic" UNCHECKED in the AVG Web Shield settings.
... but after one day AVG Free 2013 is nagging me to enter credentials and not letting me access my app settings.
After re install app tells me that there is a "free" period of 30 days.
What's the point of offering a free version when it's actually a trial version?
"Thanks" for wasting my time. :(
BTW: The app itself looks good and also found the knows infections.
As far as I know, AVG Free Antivirus has always been free. What might be happening is that it wants you to register first to continue its using.
Either that or perhaps you mistakenly downloaded the pro version.
Sometimes there's some software that, if you're not paying attention, activates a trial period and, when it ends, it activates the free version by blocking premium features.
No, the app wants a code from me. Not my email adress. Thats something completely different.
That's odd. Which Windows version are you using?
Probably the best free anti-virus around. Have been using it since 7.5 and it keeps getting better. Loads of useful features and it's pretty CPU friendly too!
Uses many times less resources than anyone else and is very intuitive. I really like this software. :)
I have tried some antivirus, they all have various stupidness.
Now I'm trying this, it looks similar to avast, but just wiser in some way about user experience.
Poor detection, I have had many issues with it finding viruses. I had users uninstall it and install Avast and they found viruses.
I would suggest moving to avast.