AVG AntiVirus Reviews

Nagware

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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.

Sam

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Has become nagware

about AVG AntiVirus · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

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annoying advertisements / pop-ups appearing on your task bar every morning to warn you that your "PC may be unstable or out of date" and other such nonsense.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.

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AVG become more bloated every release

about AVG AntiVirus and Panda Antivirus · · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

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.

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It's FREE they said ...

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... 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?

Win7 x64

Please, uninstall your version.
Access this site:
http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download

And download the "Free" edition. The download site should be:
http://download.cnet.com/AVG-AntiVirus-Free-2013/3000-2239_4-10320142.html?part=dl-avg_free_us&subj=dl&tag=button

Pay attention if there's nothing asking if you want a trial period (some software offers this and after this period goes to free version automatically) and give me an answer if you have the same problem.

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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!

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I really like this software :)

about AVG AntiVirus · · Helpful Not helpful

Uses many times less resources than anyone else and is very intuitive. I really like this software. :)

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Poor detection.

about AVG AntiVirus and Avast! Free Antivirus · · Helpful Not helpful

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.

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I now stay away. Maybe it will improve next version.

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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.

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