ED Magedson – Founder
AVG TechnologiesInternet United States of America
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.sorry, allowing you to give a competitors name would instigate others to just file against their competition, to only come back later to suggest their company, ..plus, if you post a competitors name more than likely they will show up on search engines as a Rip-off! - - your comments on this policy are welcome. CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report. In this case we removed an alleged competitors name
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