AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 Review

(Virus Scanner)
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

Excellent (A) 4 reviews 06/2011
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Product specification:
  • Platform: Win Vista, Win XP
  • Type: Virus Scanner
  • Freeware … more information

Successor product:
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

The AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition was already one of the best no-cost security tools out there, but now it's even better, says Not only does this version make its user interface even more straightforward, but it also features greater cloud-based protection. Just as noteworthy, is that it now provides Spyware protection without the need to install additional software.

Micro Mart
Magazine 1146 (24 February-2 March 2011)
Place 1 out of 14
9 out of 10 stars

Value for money: 10 out of 10 stars

"... AVG Free protects against viruses and spyware and rootkits. It checks downloads and incoming and outgoing e-mails and it does a good job. You'll need to find a firewall and anti-spam, but for preventing malware this program is adequate for most people. It detected all of the malware in Dennis Technology Labs' Windows XP test with one false positive, which is excellent."

Expert Reviews
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

"Budget Buy"

Expert Reviews found this software to outperform nearly every paid-for security suite they've tested when it comes to virus protection. It's also considerably user-friendly and offers a solid array of features for the most basic PC-protection; definitely making it a solid option for those on a budget in need of reliable and easy-to-use security software.

PC Pro
Single test
"very good" (5 out of 6 stars)

Value for money: "excellent" (6 out of 6 stars), "Recommended"

Although AVG's detection capabilities and extra modules are still as good as ever, PC Pro felt that this edition included several annoyances that could end up steering it in the wrong direction, such as constant nagging about paid upgrades and commercial modules, a larger RAM footprint and a more noticeable impact on system performance.

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