March 24, 2021

Is AVG antivirus free an actual “antivirus” or is it crap

so my father installed AVG a few months ago but I’ve been having troubles with my pc and tried some spring cleaning
I found a possible trojan in system32 and tried checking it with AVG but got nothing back
I deleted the files anyway as from a Microsoft sponsored source it said that it was very likely it was a trojan due to it’s placement in system32.
So now I’m asking myself whether AVG antivirus is crap or not
is it worth it to keep it on my computer or to get rid of it for the ram and disc space
At the moment it looks like a giant ad for other programs you have to buy, it’ll tell me about useless ram files then try to get me to download other programs.

(THIS IS IN 2021, NOT SOME OLD FORUM, SO IF YOU HAVE OLD FORUM ANSWERS I DONT WANT THEM, I WANT UP TO DATE ANSWERS NOT SOME BLOG POST FROM 2015)

Thanks in advance even if nothing comes of this

Comments

Richie4422

AVG and Avast are the same thing and they both have consistently good scores in tests from labs – [https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-july-october-2020/](https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-july-october-2020/)

If you have a suspicious file, you can always scan your system with free version of Malwarebytes or scan the file online with VirusTotal.

KIRINICK

I think he is from the same company as Avast, I believe that AVG and Avast are in the end the same thing…

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