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  • 1.0 stars

    "Processes crashing the system"

    December 9, 2012  |   By alfanf82

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    None, the product did more harm than good.

    Cons

    Stops the machine from waking in stand by mode and when reset causes windows to run check disk.
    On fresh start up it causes a blue screen by crashing windows.
    The only way to uninstall the program was to call the helpline and be emailed the AVG remover tool. Helpline say that they have not encountered this problem before and would not give any help as to a way to work round it.

    Summary

    Don't waste the time downloading.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This program is a failure"

    December 9, 2012  |   By Eaglebay11

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    Catches most of the attacks on your computer

    Cons

    Failed to stop one of the most malicious programs: The FBI super-pak ransom virus. I lost control of my computer for days. In safe mode I ran AVG and it found NOTHING while the whole time the virus was controlling my system. FAIL! I had to buy another product to clean my computer.

    Summary

    Get your anti-virus software from somewhere else.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well, low overhead"

    December 8, 2012  |   By gaknak

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    Installed easily
    Loads quickly on boot up
    Doesn't slow down my computer even when performing a scan
    Highly configurable
    Just works!

    Cons

    Look carefully at the check boxes during instillation. It wants to install a toolbar and change your default search engine. This is easy to correct if you miss it.

    Summary

    I am very pleased with AVG. Would recommend to others.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Download Failed. No explanation. A waste of time."

    December 7, 2012  |  

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    Not a damn thing.

    Cons

    Won't let me download. Just comes out after spending a long time trying to get this going is download FAILED. No explanation. I have to contact customer service to find out why this AVG doesn't do what is supposed to. No problem for AVG for me to spend my valuable time and money to try to get a non-sense answer from inept customer service. What a waste. I wish the worst for AVG.

    Summary

    Stupid software. Stupid company. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works well. Quick, relatively simple user interface."

    December 7, 2012  |   By gainsborough87

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    Works well. Quick, relatively simple user interface.

    Cons

    Works well. Quick, relatively simple user interface.

    Summary

    Works well. Quick, relatively simple user interface.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Cannot use"

    December 6, 2012  |   By sbruce45

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    Cannot say anything here since i could not try it.

    Cons

    It will not let me install it because I use Online Armour as a firewall. It claims it conflicts with it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing. Meets all my needs."

    December 4, 2012  |   By EchidnafaceKillah

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    I've used AVG Free for several years now and it has been an excellent tool. In my place of business we use Sophos Enterprise Edition, but AVG still detects more viruses/malware than Sophos, despite being free. Along with this, it is very good at cleaning the malware, not just simply reporting it as other software tends to do.

    Cons

    It is slowly becoming more bogged down with bloatware and tricks to attempt users to install toolbars, etc. during installation. If you disable all the junk and install the core features, it's a great tool.

    Summary

    AVG doesn't detect every piece of malware, but no virus scanner ever will. The rate at which malware is written and distributed is extremely rapid, so it would be impossible to keep up 100%. Even so, AVG seems to do a significantly better job than its competitors and you can't beat the price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i use AVG internet security.."

    December 4, 2012  |   By moreteem

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    It detects almost everything...

    Cons

    It gives alot of false positives.

    Summary

    if you are looking for 95% security..then its the product..which you can use as long as you want without any trouble with licenses etc if you know what i mean.;)
    but if you use don't want to deal with false positives use Nod or symantec corporate.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "annoying, obnoxious pop up reminders"

    December 3, 2012  |   By jcbs13

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    seems to work keeping viruses out

    Cons

    Annoying pop up screens and boot-up screens trying to get you to upgrade to paid version. Once on paid version, annoying pop up and boot up screens trying to get you to renew. DAILY boot up screens counting the days down to your last day of paid subscription, locks up computer until you click through annoying screens saying something to the effect of "I want to keep viruses and inefficiencies on my computer."

    Summary

    With so many other competitors, why would you want to annoy your customers?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Beware AVG live support selling unneeded remote repair"

    December 2, 2012  |   By larzsubscribe

    Version: AVG AntiVirus Free 2013 2013.0.2793

    Pros

    Works well. Quick, relatively simple user interface.

    Cons

    Had a problem with AVG User Interface on one desktop using 50% of CPU time. Live Support "believed" it was a virus, since it had just started suddenly, and said only way to fix was to allow them remote access to my laptop, so they could use their advanced programs to remove the virus. Cost was $59.95. I said no. I solved problem by deleting AVG Free 2013 and reinstalling it.

    Summary

    Curious that a virus could infect AVG antivirus program. Suppose it's possible, with new viruses that haven't had signatures to defend against yet. Glad I didn't fall for the sales gimmick. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the standard "fix" AVG live support wants for the free version.

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