Question about AVG Free

By Grafficks ยท 4 replies
Mar 12, 2007
  1. I use the notorious AVG Antivirus Free edition on several of my computers. However, I want to know if there is any real reason for an upgrade to AVG Pro?

    Is there a crippled threat detection rate in AVG Free?

    Is the threat detection & removal exactly the same in free and paid versions? Where the only differences are small additional program features (such as advanced scheduling).

    I just want to know if AVG Free omits some threats from its detection database to make us want to upgrade to the Pro version.

    Thanks. :)
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    AVG free uses exactly the same virus definitions as the paid for version, so I don`t see any real need to upgrade.

    See HERE for info on all Grisoft`s products.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    No don't go to the Pro I didn't see much of a difference, only some programs didn't want to load. I've gone with NOD32 seems to be like my old F-Prot was.
  4. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    I only use avg because it's free, it's great and all, but I say keep up on which one is best (won't be avg forever) and don't pay for antivirus or anti-spyware for home use.
  5. I bought AVG Pro for my old computer and I noticed no difference in the performance and ability of it to detect viruses. I would say stick with the Free Edition. :)
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