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AVG AntiVirus Free (32-bit)

AVG AntiVirus Free (32-bit)

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  • Latest Version

    AVG AntiVirus Free 24.5.9153.0 (32-bit) LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Gen Digital Inc. / External Link

  • Filename

    avg_antivirus_free_setup_offline.exe

AVG AntiVirus Free is an Anti-Virus program that is absolutely free for non-commercial use for the life of the product. Created from the ground up to provide every Windows user brilliant protection during surfing, social networking, and exchanging data with other people using portable USB storage devices.



AVG AntiVirus Free is a quality Anti-Virus proven by over 200 million users, who have used this software suite and the accompanying cloud services to protect PCs, Macs, mobile phones, and tablets against any kind of online threat. It even has integrated anti-theft tools that will enable you to locate your stolen hardware.

It continues to deliver essential free antivirus protection with the launch of the software. It goes beyond simply detecting and removing viruses on your PC by blocking infected links as you browse, checking files before they're downloaded, and helping protect your personal data online and on your PC with enhanced privacy features.

It has improved the core engine and its accuracy and included a new cloud-based detection method. And because security is just as important as usability, AntiVirus Free features a revamped, easier-to-use design.

Features and Highlights

Exceptional anti-virus protection
Anti-virus protection automatically updates to protect you from continually evolving threats. As hackers develop new techniques, AVG’s research labs are constantly processing web data to provide new defenses to keep you automatically protected.

Gaming and surfing without interruptions
Get on with your surfing and gaming without interference. Scans operate when you are away from your PC, and it also knows when you are gaming and ensures that the security operates in the background only, leaving you free to play.

Safe downloads
Files are checked before you download them without you having to do a thing. The program will also protect you when exchanging files through popular instant messaging like MSN and Yahoo.

Surf and search the web safely
You want to search and surf, but you don’t ever want to go to any infected websites. It helps you out by clearly alerting you to threats and keeping you clear of them.

Share your life on Facebook, not viruses
With AVG Free protecting your system, you can chat and message your friends on Facebook and other social networks with the knowledge that each web page and link are checked for safety. You won’t pick up a malicious link from your friends - and you won’t send one either!

Free support from techies that care
It understands the need to stay safely connected to the web no matter your geographical location or time of day - the mission is to provide ongoing peace of mind on a 24/7 basis.

In today's increasingly threatening landscape of cybernetic attacks, prioritizing security is essential to safeguarding your computer. There exists a wide array of malicious components capable of compromising your computer's safety.

Fortunately, a multitude of solutions are available to counter and defend against potential attacks. One such solution is AVG Free. Deploying AVG Free to your computer is a straightforward task, as it does not require complex configurations. By launching the installer, you can select between standard or custom installation modes.

The standard mode automatically installs predefined components and follows default settings for installation paths. On the other hand, the custom mode allows experienced users to modify these parameters and is recommended for those seeking more control.

Computer, web, and email protection

Launching the antivirus software is as simple as selecting it from the management utility mentioned earlier. The main window of AVG Antivirus Free provides an overview of your system's security status, displaying available modules and offering various scan options. These scans encompass thorough system analyses, as well as targeted scans of USB/DVD drives, specific folders or files, performance issues, boot sequences, and vulnerable areas. Scheduling scans is also straightforward.

AVG Antivirus Free encompasses protection modules for your computer, web browsing, and email, providing defense against a wide range of potential threats. Computer protection safeguards against trojans, viruses, spyware, ransomware, and rootkits. The web and email protection services block unsafe links, downloaded content, and email attachments.

Efficient real-time protection

Whenever an unidentified threat is encountered, AVG Antivirus Free swiftly analyzes the situation, sends the collected data to AVG servers for analysis, and deploys a cure without requiring any manual intervention.

Security updates and new features are automatically delivered to ensure your program remains up-to-date, eliminating any concerns about maintaining the latest protection.

Additional capabilities

In addition to its highly effective protection modules, AVG Antivirus Free offers several extra features. These allow you to perform checks on your computer, addressing potential issues that might impact its performance negatively.

Furthermore, a file shredder is included, providing a secure method to delete files or folders from your computer. Accessible through the main menu, the "File Shredder" component allows you to specify the files or folders you wish to permanently remove.

Alternatives

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast offers a similar free antivirus solution with features like real-time protection, virus scanning, and web protection.

Avira Free Security: Avira Free Security provides robust antivirus protection, privacy tools, and a VPN service.

Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition: Bitdefender offers a lightweight antivirus solution that provides essential malware protection without compromising system performance.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (SP2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor or above
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM or more
  • Storage: 2 GB of free disk space
Usage

For personal and family use only. Not for business or commercial use.

Languages

For Windows: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, and Turkish.

PROS
  • Comprehensive Protection: It offers robust security against various threats.
  • Real-Time Scanning: Continuous monitoring for immediate protection.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Intuitive and easy-to-use interface for all users.
  • Light on System Resources: Minimal impact on computer performance.
  • Wide Device Compatibility: Available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
CONS
  • Limited Advanced Features: Premium versions offer advanced features like firewall and webcam protection.
  • Advertisements: Occasional promotional pop-ups in the free version.
Conclusion

All in all, AVG Antivirus Free is a trustworthy security software solution that integrates multiple modules to protect your computer, email, and web browsing, ensuring a safe online experience. With its centralized management module, various scan options, and additional components like the file shredder and PC performance analyzer, it offers a comprehensive approach to security.

Note: By starting from a null position, you are required to actively choose to install AVG Free or the 30-day trial of AVG Internet Security. This is the 32-bit version.

Also Available: AVG AntiVirus Free (64-bit) and AVG AntiVirus for Mac

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What's new in this version:

AVG AntiVirus Free 24.5.9153.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 24.4.9067.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 24.3.8975.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 24.2.8918.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 24.2.8904.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 24.1.8821.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 23.12.8700.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 23.11.8635.0 (32-bit)
- New: New survey – We want to hear your voice! We’ve created a new survey within the product so you can tell us what we can improve on.
- New: Fake E-store Protection – Check out our new feature that protects you from fake online shops trying to pretend to be legitimate ones.
- Improved: Minor bug fixes - We continuously fix bugs to keep your protection going strong.


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.10.8563.0 (32-bit)
- Premium Sensitive Data Shield improved – You can now protect sensitive files on FATx disks
- Improved Firewall enhancements – We’ve improved our detection and customizations in settings so you can be better protected from network threats
- Important Please be aware that we are ending support of virus definitions for old client versions 9,10, 11
- other bugfixes and performance improvements mentioned in previous Beta reports


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.9.8494.0 (32-bit)
Major public announcement:
- PREMIUM You now can protect your microphone from strangers or apps trying to attempt access with enhanced Webcam shield on Windows 10 and 11
- PREMIUM Share your premium subscription to your devices directly from the dashboard.
- IMPORTANT Please be aware that we are ending support of virus definitions for old client versions 9,10, 11
- other bugfixes and performance improvements mentioned in Beta reports


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.8.8416.0 (32-bit)
Major public announcement:
- Improvement New Scan Smart detection capabilities - Smart Scan can now check for outdated drivers and any issues related to your identity online. Go ahead, give it a try now!
- Improvement Enhanced protection for your web browsing - We’ve introduced a new layer of detection with DNS scanning, focused on finding advanced malware in your device.


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.7.8348.0 (32-bit)
- NEW DNS traffic scan: We’ve improved our detection scan to monitor your network by filtering out malicious domains and patterns early on
- Improvement Web Shield performance: Enjoy faster browsing and performance on the websites and streaming sites (e.g., Netflix) while staying protected
- Improvement Minor bug fixes: We continuously fix bugs to keep your protection going strong


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.6.8271.0 (32-bit)
- Premium: Enhancing SANDBOX functionality - You're now protected from programs taking screenshots or video-recording your desktop.
- New: Easier access to Avast Account – You can now sign up or sign in directly from the dashboard
- Improved: We’ve modernized the folder dialog to make it easier for you to search and select files

Fixed:
- We’ve fixed minor performance issues related to shutting down or restarting the computer in Web Shield
- We are testing Icarus as new technology for installation of the AV


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.5.8195.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- Fixing deadlocks that appeared on some older windows
- Wi-Fi Inspector causing a long shutdown
- Crashes in installer
- Fixed issue with not working installation of Secure browser on W7 and W8
- We’ve adopted the new OpenSSL 3.1.0 to address additional security fixes

Improved:
- We’ve optimized Web Shield to scan based on DNS parameters to better protect you from wider online threats
- You’re now better protected from malware found in OneNote file attachments in phishing emails
- Support Tool improved configuration reporting for better analyses of support engineers


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.4.8118.0 (32-bit)
- FIX Rollback of CEF update that was causing Black UI issue (update will fix even the affected clients)
- Improvement Improved Sensitive Data Shield – We’ve enhanced the support of Sensitive Data Shield for all FATx-based hard drives
- Improvement Scanning and detection of MSI installers
- Improvement Support tool now gathers 3rd party application crash data that are only 7 days ol


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.3.8047.0 (32-bit)
- Improvement Communication - We’ve improved communication in certain areas to enhance education about possible risks. Education about the risks when adding an exception.
- Improvement Feedback - Your opinion matters! We’ve improved the feedback form so you can tell us about your experience in detail
- FIX NTFS MFT Cleanup support for shredder
- FIX Allow free volume space shredding for FAT drives


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.2.7961.0 (32-bit)
- Improvement Bank Mode - Be more secure while banking online with Bank Mode. It stops programs, like keyloggers, from stealing your personal info (e.g., bank login, passwords, and card details).
- Redesign Immediate detection in Network Inspector – Get notified right away of any network security issue, especially if you're connected to a suspicious Wi-Fi network. The notifications have a new look as well.
- Improvement Faster File Shield - We’ve improved the speed of File Shield by using Kernel EAs, so it can scan files and programs faster for any malicious threats.
- Bug fixes - fixed incompatibility with DxO PhotoLab and other software


AVG AntiVirus Free 23.1.7883.0 (32-bit)
- fixes to optimize your protection and increase the performance


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.12.7758.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- adding block for installation and update for Windows 7 32bit without specific KB update related to SHA-2 signatures support (causing the system problems with booting when our drivers without SHA-1 signature are present
- bug fixes


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.11.7716.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- Fixed crash in IDP
- Updated version of OpenSSL in our product to the latest version with security patches
- Fixed issue where the user choice made in FW ask dialogue was not saved properly


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.10.7633.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- Additional changes related to SSL and Email Shield
- Avg UI process blocked by Windows Firewall
- RDP connection does not work on Windows 7 x64 when Remote Access Shield is enabled


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.9.7554.0 (32-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.8.7500.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- incompatibility with Easy Anti-Cheat which could cause BSOD
- potential performance slowdown during rescanning very frequently changing files in SDS


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.7.7403.0 (32-bit)
New:
- Improved folders selection in ransomware shield selection dialogue (thanks ccm582 for the idea)
- There is new checkbox for auto-continue in smart scan (Get things done quicker). In case there is no issue found by the specific smart scan part, it goes automatically on the next step.

Fixed:
- Fixed BSOD caused by incompatibility with McAfee True Key


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.6.7355.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- Webcam shield now works also with an integrated camera (W10+)
- Fixed deadlock between setup and licensing during edition change


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.5.7263.0 (32-bit)
- Fixed crash in WebShield


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.4.7175.0 (32-bit)
- Data Shredder now works even after edition change
- Final tuning before release


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.3.3228.0 (32-bit)
Fixed:
- some of the languages available in the setup - language selection were doubled
- problems with shredding whole usb drive under specific circumstances of its execution


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.2.7013.0 (32-bit)
- You can now easily add rules for new applications in Firewall
- Updated our Windows 11 UI to look more modern, with rounded corners
- Antirootkit detection improvements
- Fixed setup UI had some items that weren’t accessible on low-resolution, high-DPI settings (e.g., 1280×800, 200 DPI). These are now accessible.

Fixed:
- two crashes in aswToolSvc
- issue with not working Rescue Disk on UEFI systems
- issue with FW and Scan settings resetting to default after update
- crash in aswToolSvc
- crash in SmartScan
- crash in Secure DNS
- issue with multiple FW dialogs shown for the same *.exe file


AVG AntiVirus Free 22.1.6921.0 (32-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


AVG AntiVirus Free 21.11.6809.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.10.6772 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.9.3209 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.9.3208 (32-bit)
Major public announcement:
- Stronger Web Shield You're now better protected from malicious websites thanks to our scanning improvements
- Better Windows 11 compatibility You're protected on the newest version of Windows, too
- Improved Passive Mode When you turn on Passive Mode, our tray icon now changes colors to show this. And now even Webcam Shield and Password Protection features will also be disabled.

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Apps with similar protocol to HTTP no longer have conflicts with WebShield
- Remote Access Shield dialogue memory issue resolved
- Uninstall Survey - we've added an improved flow for the uninstall survey which will be enabled with this new release
- Firewall improvements - only visible to a small number of users, nevertheless, we've added some improvements, including better notifications


AVG AntiVirus Free 21.8.6586 (32-bit)
Major public announcement:
- A new logo — As the digital world changes, we change with it. We’re proud to unveil a new expression of our identity, reflecting our continued commitment to protecting people’s digital freedom

Other notable improvements in the release:
- Sign in more securely — We're now using OpenID, a more secure sign-in standard, to sign you in to your Avast Account
- Improved exceptions — It's now possible to add exceptions solely for Behavior Shield
- Fixed a tray icon bug — Our system tray icon now shows the proper status of shields after a PC restart
- Password Protection update - we're now protecting newly created backup files of passwords stored in the browser
- Firewall tweaks - We're now blocking switching to public profile when RDP is used


AVG AntiVirus Free 21.7.3196 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.5.6354.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.4.6266.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.3.6164.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.2.6096.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 21.1.5968.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.10.5824.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.9.5758.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.8.5684.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.8.5653.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.7.5568.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.6.5495.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.5.5410.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.4.5312.0 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.3.5200 (32-bit)
- SecureDNS now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
- Firewall now fully works after upgrade from Free to Premium without restart
- Two application crashes under specific conditions related to SecureDNS and Webshield components
- Firewall blocks Microsoft Wireless Display feature


AVG AntiVirus Free 20.2.5130 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 20.1.5069 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 19.8.4793 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 19.7.4674 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 19.6.4546 (32-bit)
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AVG AntiVirus Free 19.5.4444 (32-bit)
- Fixed crash during Sensitive Data Scan
- Fixed issue when Sensitive Data Scan does not finish in some cases
- Toaster “You are protected” now correctly hides after the 15 seconds
- “Move to Virus Chest” button now works also for detection from File Shieldn


AVG AntiVirus Free 19.4.3089 (32-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


AVG AntiVirus Free 19.3.3084 (32-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


AVG AntiVirus Free 19.2.3079 (32-bit)
- Improved the syncing speed of our tray icon
- Fixed an issue that prevented USB drives from being safely ejected
- Thawed out an annoying UI freeze some of you were experiencing


AVG AntiVirus Free 19.1.3075 (32-bit)
New:
- Speed! Users of 64-bit Windows should now see faster PC startup and scan times
- Automagic! After purchasing another AVG product from within your antivirus, the new product will now be installed and activated automatically, no activation code needed
- Security! Our Firewall's network detection is now better than ever

Fixed:
- Firewall now runs properly (without a PC restart for those who've upgraded from AVG AntiVirus FREE
- Fixed improper arrangement in our Web Shield detection (threat type and URL were switched)
- Fixed a problem with red dashboard status and our Fix now button