Avast Home Edition - Free Antivirus

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Superb Anti-Virus that is easy to use and FREE"

    November 24, 2009  |   By JayMonster

    Pros

    Unobtrusive, FREE, easy to set up, only maintenance is you need to re-register once a year for a new key, doesn't slow your computer or consume large resources like bigger named products

    Cons

    No scheduling of scans. A very small price to pay for a free product.

    Summary

    Avast is far easier to set up than AVG

    Is much slimmer in memory than Norton/Symantec

    Doesn't hog resources or slow your PC like many other products

    Uses about 4MB of memory, and if you turn off the notifications that the database has been updated, you may even forget it is there... until one year passes and you have to re-register to get a new key. A very small price to pay for a solid performing Anti-Virus application that is otherwise FREE (for home use).

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