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Download of the Day: AVG Free Antivirus (Windows Only)

This has happened to me way too many times to count. My antivirus program expires and renewing it gets pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. . . leaving my laptop open to spyware, viruses, and a slew of other nasty security threats. Rather than paying the $60 - $100 subscription fee to install a new antivirus program, AVG offers a free program that won't bog your computer down like McAfee or Norton. The latest version includes spyware protection and an easy-to-use interface. Click here to download (Windows only!).

Do you have a cool download like this one to share with geeksugar readers? To learn how to post your favorite sites to the Download of the Day group,


I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Download of the Day group
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Download of the Day")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you love the download, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the Download of the Day group and share information about all your favorite downloads! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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Yv Yv 9 years
I recommend AVG as well. Since I installed it, my computer hasn't got any virus or spyware, and it had before! Plus AVG doesn't slower the system unlike other antivuruses.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Yeah, I think my AVG's been telling me something about "upgrading" and phrasing it to make me think it's no longer going to be free. Idk tho...
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Been using AVG for a few years and we recommend it to family and friends all the time.
jennacyde jennacyde 9 years
I concur- used it for about a year and love it.
rachi99 rachi99 9 years
I used AVG for a long time, but eventually, I took it off, having discovered that it was the primary culprit of system bloat (I think maybe there's a memory leak in there). I switched to Avast!, which has an even lower profile, faster startup, and just generally is making me happy at the moment.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I use AVG and Spybot, and love both. My only complaint about the newest version of AVG is that it prompts you to upgrade to a paid subscription and I haven't figured out how to turn that off, only remind me again later.
meshele meshele 9 years
i used to use AVG but have since switched to Avast. Not sure about what *freegracefrom* said above about AVG no longer updating, but I totally recommend Avast in it's place.
steen steen 9 years
I discovered AVG about two or three years ago; I haven't used anything else since. It's not a systems hog, it's free, and it does a great job. I recommend (or rather insist and get all pushy about it) the program to my family and friends.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I thought AVG decided that they are no longer going to support their free version? We have been using this for years, but we heard through the grapevine and received notice from them that they will stop updating the virus database VERY soon, like next month. I hope they changed their mind, because I don't want to pay a buttload of money for a new virus program.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
ehadams, that's funny. i've never paid attention to when my plan expires but i will download this tonight.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
Pretend I can spell. ;)
ehadams ehadams 9 years
I have three friends who work for Norton, specically on the Anti-Virus software. They use AVG on their home computers. 8)
poshaggie poshaggie 9 years
I've been using AVG since 2005 and it's FANTASTIC! I ALWAYS recommend this program to those who are ready to move on from Norton and others. Another GREAT program for removing spyware is spyware detector. it's fan-freakin'-tastic. Just thought I'd pass it on. Let's just say between the two of those my computer has not crashed, nor has it been infected with viruses......
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
AVG and Anti-Vir are both wonderful anti-virus program and a million times better than Norton.
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