Free AVG Internet Security 2014
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Free AVG Internet Security 2014

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Found 3rd Jun 2014
AVG 2014 Free for limited time

AVG always gets good reviews and they do a free version anyway but this is their full product which normally sells at £54.99

Details can be found here: avg.com/aff…tml?ECID=af:cj

Terms and Conditions

This is a 1-computer 1-year license, for home use
You get free database and minor program updates for one year
No free tech support
Must be downloaded, installed, and registered before this offer is over
May not be resold
No refunds and exchanges; if you are having trouble activating or registering, please ask for help

Technical Details

Developed by AVG
Version is 2014
Download size is 137 MB (32-bit), 150 MB (64-bit)
Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
VirusTotal scan results: N/A -- too large for VirusTotal

Read more at sharewareonsale.com/s/f…lue

68 Comments

cold, because avg is now one of the worst antivirus programs.

dankuvermach

cold, because avg is now one of the worst antivirus programs.


What is the best out of interest?

Original Poster

dankuvermach

cold, because avg is now one of the worst antivirus programs.



I have not heard AVG is bad it always got top marks - can you show us where you got that info from to we can make an informed decision

I personally use Avast which has a free version

dankuvermach

cold, because avg is now one of the worst antivirus programs.



And what restaurants do you advise we avoid also?

its technically a free trial for 1 year

not a licence

but heat

Its a **** to completely wipe off your pc when your 1 yr runs out not unlike all used to be.

im not getting a key when i install #?

The Crew Designs

I have not heard AVG is bad it always got top marks - can you show us … I have not heard AVG is bad it always got top marks - can you show us where you got that info from to we can make an informed decision I personally use Avast which has a free version



It did infact achieve a VB100 award but does lack on other tests for protection, weirdly get's better results than Avast. Personally, AVG has since just turned s***. Kaspersky, NOD32, Avast, Avira etc etc are better options.

chuckiedoll

What is the best out of interest?


In order: Kaspersky, Bitdefender, then F-Secure. Although all three are brilliant.

And dankuvermach is right, AVG isn't that good really. Although I have voted this deal hot, in the hope that it stops people using the ineffective and rubbish Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender. Anything is better than those two.

HTH.

Original Poster

I actually read some report that said anti-virus programs are far less important these days than they used to be. Apparently most threats are not virus related but more phishing scams etc

They're important if you have members of the family downloading and clicking on every freebie and giveaway and trial software on the web.
If you're cautious and know your way around and only use rusted sites you could get away without one. I know because I've not had any installed in my personal laptop for years. The kids however that's another story

Original Poster

I also find Adblock Plus very good for getting rid of some rubbish and tempting click adverts on web sites

Adblok Plus can be found here

gr8t1

They're important if you have members of the family downloading and … They're important if you have members of the family downloading and clicking on every freebie and giveaway and trial software on the web.If you're cautious and know your way around and only use rusted sites you could get away without one. I know because I've not had any installed in my personal laptop for years. The kids however that's another story



I don't have any rusted sites. Maybe mine are all galvanised.

gr8t1

They're important if you have members of the family downloading and … They're important if you have members of the family downloading and clicking on every freebie and giveaway and trial software on the web.If you're cautious and know your way around and only use rusted sites you could get away without one. I know because I've not had any installed in my personal laptop for years. The kids however that's another story



Install WOT, show them how it works with its simple 3 colour system, install UNCHECKY to help them when they want to install programs but not all the rubbish that sometimes comes with installers

dankuvermach

cold, because avg is now one of the worst antivirus programs.



You can't say something is bad without state why and backing it up with proof.

I use AVG and I've never had an issue with it then again I'm not a mindless zombie that downloads everything and anything.

Avast free is the one for me when I need to have something on spare computers that I may then put up for sale .
Have purchased KIS for the last 6 years and very happy with what it gives us . This year have gone over to Kaspersky Pure for our 3 main computers & have been pleased with the results so far . What one spends their money on is entirely up to them of course but feel free to use this bloated system if you want , could be better than nothing .
Up to you .

Matty1255

You can't say something is bad without state why and backing it up with … You can't say something is bad without state why and backing it up with proof. I use AVG and I've never had an issue with it then again I'm not a mindless zombie that downloads everything and anything.



I personally didn't like AVG, the interface & it kept reporting a lot of false positives, my system even froze a couple of times with it

Got Avast on all my systems PC/Android perfectly happy with it (Comodo Free Firewall as well on the PC systems)

M0nk3h

It did infact achieve a VB100 award but does lack on other tests for … It did infact achieve a VB100 award but does lack on other tests for protection, weirdly get's better results than Avast. Personally, AVG has since just turned s***. Kaspersky, NOD32, Avast, Avira etc etc are better options.



I found Avira to be utter crap to be honest with you. As for Avast, too many false positives - even claiming programs I'd created myself to be a virus. Kaspersky, getting a little too much like Norton with regards to system hogging. NOD32 (or more, ESET) has been the most to my personal liking - does the job, and you barely notice it.

As for AVG - same false positives problem; pointless having an anti-virus which screams wolf every time you turn your back.

Thanks anyway, I know plenty will appreciate this, so heat.

Original Poster

I used to use AVG Free years ago but on reading numerous reviews and tests I went to Avast as it always scored highly and I have been very happy with it.

I have not had a virus so something working....

The cheek of AVG. Just because they give you something for nothing you can't have a refund.

This has been available for nearly a year and has never expired since it first went public, SharewareonSale are simply expiring something which has nothing to do with them to create false demand. It is technically only meant for Huawei users but anyone can download and install to get the years trial at any time.

coathanger

And what restaurants do you advise we avoid also?



sorry, I don't eat at restaurants, I prefer to make my own food. Don't see how it's related, whereas I actually work in the IT industry so I know a little bit about how comsec is.

Penicilin is still the best you can get to kill nasty infections

got deal very happy. free antivirus for a year and silver placed antivirus on web user what more do you want for NOTHING.voted hot

I only read the arguments about anti virus software because I find them very, very funny. Anyone with me?

Is this completely legit?

badboyofrock

I only read the arguments about anti virus software because I find them … I only read the arguments about anti virus software because I find them very, very funny. Anyone with me?



on free antivirus yes, the arguments on paid for one's are boring

Is this just the one that's usually free, or is it a different version?

Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good reviews when it came out

horsepills

Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good … Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good reviews when it came out



I was thinking he same thing, wouldn't the bright minds and money that Microsoft have mean that MSE would be decent?

Heat added for the deal, getting full version of AVG for Nowt ... Can't be bad surely

If you use windows, why would you no use Microsoft's own MSSE ? It is free, doesn't slow down the computer and doesn't try and upsell and refuse to uninstall or make the compter screw up when you uninstall and then sugest you should buy their magical repair tool to fix it.

Original Poster

I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials I found it good..... BUT I read a report that Microsoft actually advised people to start using something different as they would not be keeping MSE updated as much as needed but they would still supply all the data they had on viruses to any other virus software producers to help combat viruses

See HERE for a mention of it but what I read was in a magazine like computeractive or similar but I also just noticed in an update at the bottom of the article they might have changed their mind again.

But MSE were getting bad test results

dankuvermach

sorry, I don't eat at restaurants, I prefer to make my own food. Don't … sorry, I don't eat at restaurants, I prefer to make my own food. Don't see how it's related, whereas I actually work in the IT industry so I know a little bit about how comsec is.



It's related as you can't really tell people what to use and what not to. It's personal preference, being in the IT Industry, you should know that people have different preferences.

i work at an it help desk and we remove viruses and malware from laptops. these laptops often have avg, avast, norton, mcafee etc on. to sum it up these is no 100% fail proof protection.
to remove virus and malware we use the following:
malwarebytes (they do a paid version which provides real time protection but ive never used it)
superantispyware
windows defender (windows 8 inbuilt virus protection, aka microsoft security essentials)
i find these 3 dont conflict each other and can be used on the same PC. i fix Pc's with them every day.
ccleaner is also good
and windows tweaking tool from tweaking.com is good at resetting windows. you should check these out as they are all free (_;)


horsepills

Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good … Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good reviews when it came out

horsepills

Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good … Is MS security essentials really that bad? Seemed to get pretty good reviews when it came out

snapdragon

If you use windows, why would you no use Microsoft's own MSSE ? It is … If you use windows, why would you no use Microsoft's own MSSE ? It is free, doesn't slow down the computer and doesn't try and upsell and refuse to uninstall or make the compter screw up when you uninstall and then sugest you should buy their magical repair tool to fix it.



MSE really is crap.

There's plenty of data online from independent security companies which prove it's ineffective and probably the worst anti-virus product out there. Check out the AV-TEST website for more details.

AVG been having a low score for awhile now, u can check some of the results yourself in the link below

av-comparatives.org/dyn…ts/

IMO

Free - AVIRA
Paid - Kaspersky
Edited by: "Punizher" 3rd Jun 2014

So, reading through all the comments I can sum it up thus:

Every antivirus programme ever made has ranked both very highly and very poorly, dependant on which website you choose to look at. For each one, there are some people who think they are ace, and others who think they are crap.

You will never choose "the best one" because they are all as good/bad as each other. You will either install it and be fine, or your PC will immediately stop functioning and someone abroad will instantly access and empty your bank account.

Simple (_;)

the reason why people get viruses is because of dodgy websites they visit.I'm tired of installing antivirus software, I don't trust them and never did. just more bloat ware that hogs your CPU cycles and cache I'm moving to Ubuntu/Linux. it has matured well, free and you don't have to worry about silly vulnerabilities Windows OS always has.

you want to reduce viruses on your computer?

1. don't visit dodgy websites
2. enable built in firewall
3. use no script & adblock
4. don't install dodgy software and software which you will never use (looking at you digital hoarders)
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