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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best in class"

    August 27, 2010  |   By i_made_this

    Pros

    To people posting slowdowns and those sorts of issues, please read Avast engineer's report "How to Make the Full System Scan 6x Faster..." here http://blog.avast.com/2010/04/25/how-to-make-the-full-system-scan-6x-faster-in-10-days ...

    Cons

    If you read the instructions on their site before configuring the product and stay up to date by putting the Avast Blog on your must-read RSS Feed, this will take some time but it will allow you to use the product efficiently and effectively.

    Summary

    If you encounter a serious issue that isn't addressed by the usual methods noted on their web site and you've taken the precaution I mentioned above, before ditching the product, please phone their dedicated tech service line for free support. Its number is listed on its product page on Avast's website.

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