• Report: #687502

Complaint Review: AVG Technologies

  • Submitted: Thu, January 27, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, January 27, 2011

  • Reported By: Davidv — Oak Creek Wisconsin United States of America
AVG Technologies
Internet United States of America

AVG Technologies ILLEGAL!! Infected my computer so I would be "FORCED" to buy their product! Internet

*Consumer Comment: No, They Didn't.

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January 26th, 2011 my computer told me there were critical errors. Couldn't find my hard drive, No RAM, corrupted hard drive files, etc... I was then informed if I bought the FULL VERSION of AVG's software that the problems could be fixed. Price: $69.99.

Instead, I went to target and bought (((competitor's name redacted))) program. I was able to dowload and access my computer again. I went to add/remove programs and started looking at the dates of when stuff was downloaded. During this time I continued to get error messages on the bottom right of my screen (the same ones as above). I found this "AVG Free" that was downloaded on January 6th, 2011. I didn't dowload it nor had I ever heard of it before yesterday.

I uninstalled AVG's "FREE" software and my computer works perfectly again!! The really disturbing thing is that between the 6th and yesterday, this software hijacked my e-mail and sent links to EVERY ONE of my contacts from me!! I am afraid that if anyone opened these links, that they just downloaded AVG's software and will now experience the same problems I had.

To intentionally install a virus on someone's computer, and then try to charge them to fix it, is not just unethical, but ILLEGAL!!!

BEWARE this company and anything to do with them. I hope law enforcement investigates them. I spent $50 and four hours fixing the problem they INTENTIONALLY inflicted upon me.

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#1 Consumer Comment

No, They Didn't.

AUTHOR: Jacob - (United States of America)

AVG does not infect computers with viruses. Even if you really had a virus on your computer, and even if someone labeled the file "AVG," even in your own complaint you acknowledge that you did not get this file from AVG.


By lashing out against an innocent company, you are giving the scammer exactly what they wanted.



 

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