This is a discussion on Is AVG still free? within the General Computer Security forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I have been using AVG (7.5 I think) up until now and have been very satisfied with it. But now
If you are happy with your firewall and spyware utilities the Free version will do. I personally use the free version along with just windows firewall, Spybot Search & Destroy and Windows Defender and have had no issues.