The Bottom Line
- Small footprint ideal for even older PCs
- Easy-to-use, attractive interface
- Limited support for compressed/archive types
- Higher than average rate of false positives
- AVG Free Edition offers core competency in virus detection.
- Support options are limited, but this is increasingly the case with even paid-for scanners.
- Attractive interface is easy-to-use; updates quickly and efficiently.
Guide Review - AVG Free Edition
AVG Free Edition does not provide adware/spyware removal (though it is available in the paid version of the product). As with other free antivirus scanners, support options are limited to online help forums and knowledgebases.
AVG Free Edition can be used in Safe Mode, a definite plus for removing stubborn infectors or cleaning a system that might otherwise be unable to boot into Windows.