Updated September 10th, 2014 – The 2015 versions of AVG have just been released! You can pick up a copy or renew your existing subscription at AVG.com or at any of their authorized resellers like Amazon. For 2015, AVG has also release several all new versions of their computer security software bundles including AVG Protection, AVG Ultimate and AVG Performance. Learn more at AVG.com.
Updated September 4th, 2014 – We just noticed that Amazon UK has posted pre-order pages for AVG 2015 versions with a release date set for September 12th. You can expect AVG.com to release their products by then or possibly a bit sooner. Stay tuned for more details set to come shortly.
Remember, if you have a current AVG subscription when the 2015 versions are announced then you are entitled to a free upgrade to the 2015 version once it’s released.
August 22nd, 2014 – Software releases are always an exciting time of the year (especially for us!). While some versions come as a complete surprise, others are extremely predictable. When it comes to AVG, their annual releases happen just about the same time every year for most of their products. Be on the lookout for all of the 2015 versions of Antivirus, Internet Security, PC Tuneup, and more to become available in early September, 2014. For those waiting for the beta, we expect to see it be released for public testing in early August (be sure to sign up beforehand to be included as a beta tester).
Here’s a quick look back in time on some of the previous releases, starting with the most recent:
- AVG 2014 – Released on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013.
- AVG 2013 – Released on September 5th, 2012.
- AVG 2012 – Released on September 1st, 2011.
- AVG 2011 – Released in September 2010.
- AVG 2010 – Released in October 2009.
What was new in the 2014 version?
What do we want to see changed in AVG 2015?
Besides the obvious things we expect from an antivirus software company – Always a step ahead and protected from internet threats, easy installation, and decent customer support – There are several things we would like to see changed in this next release. Here are those that top our wish list:
- Stop the automatically recurring subscription fees! This is a scam like no other, and it’s gotten popular with so many of the major internet security companies. What they do is sign you up for automatic renewals of their subscriptions (usually at the time of installation, often subtly so you won’t notice) and then charge you for a “renewal” fee that’s up to three or four times as much as the price that you paid for it. Then after they charge you, most of the time it will go unnoticed until your credit card statement arrives, which at that time will be too late to request for a refund.
- Improve the installation process. In the 2014 version, a number of customers complained that the software would immediately ask then to upgrade after installing. It seems that this was due to the rather unclear installation instructions where people would not have a chance to enter their serial number. Thus, the software, running on automatically a 30 day trial, would ask paying customers to upgrade.
What would you like to see changed or improved in AVG?
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