AVOID AT ALL COSTS
I downloaded from a page that was at the top of a Google search. It appeared to be the genuine website. I downloaded the free version - read everything on page - supposed to be free. After a month, My free trial ran out (even though it was a free version), after ignoring the prompts twice, My password on my laptop magically changed (laptop was around 10 years old running Windows 7). Thanks to a bit of investigation, and a few hours, I managed to get into it. I dis-abled the network as soon as I had access and then I removed everything important...from it. The whole time it was trying to connect online. A co-incidence - nah. I might also throw a bit of shade towards Trend Micro, as their actions, due to Windows 7 no longer being supported by them, caused me to look elsewhere, as instead of being able to continue to use it - with no updates, they just stopped all protection. Got new desktop now - probably go back to McAfee or Norton.
Purchased in February 2021 at AVG website.
Yea , terrible
Have been with AVG for 7 years.
Multiple daily self promotional intrusions
And getting worse , seriously bad
Pensioner , and fails to stop age related tracking
Slow speeds ,
Am researching another alternative
AVOID at all cost
Don't have anythink to do with avg
I have been with avg for over ten year's and I will never ever have any think to do with them ever again avg has stuffed my laptop and it is brand new
Stay Clear! WARNING!!
I have been with AVG for years. Today I finally realised how much their products were actually slowing down my computer and making it almost impossible to do anything efficiently. The pop ups are so very annoying, and each new product I was persuaded to buy did not help anything. I do believe they are scammers, I am embarrassed I have been scammed by them.
Purchased in December 2020.
AVG tune up deletes all files
Hi. I purchased AVG tune up. It deleted my downloads folder without my permission. It stated on ad there was no danger of this, which is why i bought it. I've had software 1 week. Avg have not responded to my query. I have requested a full refund. Some valuable files and photos are lost forever. AVG will not reply to my queries. Thanks avg. Beware of this company.
Purchased in January 2021 at avg for $47.00.
Constant pop up are driving me crazy.
I'm sick of the pop ups so leaving them behind. I think there are many better products out there that offer the same service without the spam. Will never use again.
Purchased in June 2019.
Slows computer and constant pop-ups
This program just constantly bugs you to buy more of their products by telling you your computer is under threat by things that should be covered by the one product but supposedly aren't. I won't be buying it again, it's terrible.
Failed software, giving more headache than actually peace in mind
I have been using the package including the TuneUp. My machine was running fast and smooth. but since installing and running AVG it become headache just to start the machine. Here are key points of the failure:
* The Software scan your device as often and as much as it likes. Giving you some report to entice you buying more products.
* TuneUp does excessive scanning and tried to defrag an SSD drive :-(
* Some feature like antimalware etc can be turned off by itself during update and never back on again
* Scanning processed at the beginning sl...
Most Annoying Software
Been using the free trial and have cancelled my renewal on account of the constant pop ups. I love anti-virus software which stays in the background and doesn't bug me unless there is a reason to (such as a virus or an update which requires me to re-boot the computer). AVG will throw pop-ups on a regular basis and many of them are frankly, desktop spam. My installation of Windows was new when I installed it, so the popups telling me my computer is running slow and requires a registry clean out were not appreciated. Especially to someone who ha...s been building their own PCs since the 1990's and can recognise those "warnings" for the scam that they are. I also don't need the 'You are protected' popups either which happen several times a day. I'm watching my favourite Twitch streamers AVG, leave me alone. Do NOT recommend wasting any time on AVG.
Are these people actually serious about software?
The current state of AGV antivirus is without doubt an absolute disgrace. Not only doesn't it work and provide numerous false positives it is virtually impossible to remove from your PC without having to rebuild the entire operating system. Having been in software development for over 20 years this particular product should not be allowed to be sold in its current state. Whatever you do don't install anything including the free version it is a complete waste of time and does nothing other than destroy your computer. It should be classified as malware not antivirus.
Purchased in June 2020.
Keep an eye on the notification icon in the tray
I use AVG free ver 18.8 because that is the highest version that will work on XP 64 Pro. When all the shields are actually on, the program works as intended and is adequate for my needs.
Regardless of the operating system or even what version of AVG is used, me and 1,000’s of others seem to experience the same (years long) persistent flaw in the software. Every time the virus definitions update there is a significant chance that at least one of the shields will turn itself off. The only indication is the orange exclamation circle over the notif...
Purchased in March 2019 at AVG web site.
I paid seventy dollars for a antivirus that in itself is a total scam, it pulls numbers out of a hat for how many vulnerabilities that you are exposed to when you click to resolve all it transfers you to a page to upgrade and pay more. Don't waste your money ok.
Purchased in July 2020 for $73.00.
Not safe to use credit card or to use PAY PAL. withdraw money from your bank account without permission.
PC become heavy , very slow. some tools difficult to remove from PC.
Used expired NAB Card to renew Subscription
Used AVG for over a decade and had no issues with them ever, that is until Feb 2020. I received repeating notifications from AVG stating that they could not update my subscription due to the expiry of my credit card details. My credit card had been used fraudulently back in 2018 so was cancelled. I took this information from AVG as gospel so when the time came around to renew my subscription I entered new credit card details and all looked good. When I received my credit card statement for that period it showed two transactions, one for the new...1 year subscription and one for a 2 year subscription renewing my old one. This 2 year subscription used my old card details that had been cancelled two years previously. Instead of complaining about this seemingly fraudulent transaction I just requested a refund, being within 30 days is allowed in their policy. Again initially it all went well and I was assured of a refund but after a few emails had been exchanged it went quiet and I have still not received a refund for the two year subscription. It has been necessary to file a dispute with NAB (my credit card company) in order to try and get it sorted out. Almost two months on and a letter from NAB stating they have been unable to make contact with AVG i am still $219 out of pocket. There are plenty of other anti virus providers out there so I would stay clear of this company, I will be from now on.
Purchased in February 2020 for $219.95.
Be Driven Nuts
Been with AVG now for a decade
The last year has been atrocious , do not know why i meekly
dealt with the daily intrusions with sales pitches and alarms
Avoid , or have them " knocking on your door daily "
Questions & Answers
I keep getting messages to clean my junk files, but if i just press clean, i cant see what they call junk. This is very frustrating as another free app showed me the "junk" some of which were photos i did not call junk, can anyone tell me how i see what junk they are clearing. I have the paid app. Thanks in advance.
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