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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Virus Protection I've used"

    June 16, 2011  |   By butterfly249

    Pros

    Free & it isn't a resource hog like some other more expensive programs.

    Cons

    None that I have found yet.

    Summary

    Bottom line is this is hands down the best virus protection suite I've used. After using many of the paid programs this one gives all of them a real run for their money. It has not slowed down my computer like the others, runs seamless in the background, and I personally like the notifications that it has been updated for my own peace of mind. This free program provides all of the useful utilities that you would find on a full service paid program. With the others, viruses did find their way onto my pc every so often. I've been using Avast! for about 4 months now, and not a single virus. I also run Malwarebytes on demand for additional security and in the past, it detected viruses on my machine but not since I have been using Avast! I am a happy customer :)

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