Something that amazes me about us human beings is our ability to
believe that what we are using (or doing for that matter) is the only
way to go, regardless as to how much solid evidence there is to the
We also love things that are free, and will often give
them great reviews again, regardless as to how much solid evidence
there is to the contrary.
My experience with early versions of
this software was just fine. They were one of the pioneers of free
anti-virus software and it was certainly well received.
However, buy the time AVG had moved into the 8.x versions, I had long since done a complete 180-degrees about-face.
experience was that the product used far too much of the system
resources, and took several times longer to run a full system scan than
anything else I've used.
Also, several friends, acquaintances
and I all have had all had various malware walk right past AVG, as in
we unzipped it and/or launched it, resulting is immediate infection and
serious system disturbance. The AVG was often disabled and/or broken
without ever becoming aware that anything was wrong.
giving things a bad review, but I'll do this the best that I can. I
appreciate AVG providing free protection for so many for so long, but I
cannot in good conscience recommend their product to anyone at this
Version reviewed 9.0 on: 26 Jul 2010
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