AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4745

AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is available free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down (low system resource requirements).

New in AVG Anti-Virus 2014:

  • Added privacy: AVG 2014 version not only helps keep your personal information safe when you're online and on your PC, but we have further improved privacy protection with the new integrated File Shredder.
  • New File Shredder: Normal deletion isn't always secure enough. In some cases, your data may still be recoverable. File Shredder deletes data securely to help ensure your most sensitive information remains private. Files are deleted permanently and can't be accessed or recovered by someone else.
  • Easy access to AVG mobile apps: User-friendly interface offers easy access to our free mobile apps. They range from mobile protection (AVG AntiVirus Free for Android) to privacy protection (AVG Safe Browser for iPhone & iPad) to mobile performance apps (AVG Cleaner for Android).
  • Better Detection: AVG detection rates are always being improved to ensure we are keeping up with Internet criminals.
  • File Reputation: The new AVG client will check with our cloud service and report the prevalence of certain files on users' computers. We'll then use this information to improve our product's detection capabilities (heuristics, behavioural detection). No personal information is ever collected, and customers must opt into our product improvement program in order for us to access their data.

Download web installer: AVG Anti-Virus Free 2014.4745 | 4.5 MB (Freeware)
Download offline setup: AVG Anti-Virus Free x32 | AVG Anti-Virus Free x64 | ~160 MB
View: AVG Website | Release Notes (Not yet available)

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Used to be one of my favorite AV apps in the XP, Vista and early Win 7 days but don't see much reason to fiddle with third party AV anymore having MSE running quietly in the background. To each their own though...

This thing takes forever to uninstall... seriously why does it take so long, and why does it leave so much stuff behind, when it's removal tool does a better job!?

It's like the bing toolbar, why in sam hell does that take so long to uninstall it's a FRACKING TOOLBAR!

In the case of the Bing toolbar, I blame most of it's slowness on the Windows installer, that thing need to be re written or something. Things that use the windows install typically take much longer to uninstall than ones that don't.

Edited by warwagon, Aug 15 2014, 3:49pm :

1. Some of those are pay versions.

2. Others (like Avast and Panda) hound you with ads to upgrade, etc.

3. And others (like Avira and Zonealarm) use a ton of resources. These 2 make my Windows 8.1 boot seem like an old XP machine.

I'm not saying AVG is some great piece of software, but for a free, non-nagging AV with decent protection, it gets my vote.