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  • 5.0 stars

    "Finally #1....Deserves to be ranked #1 on CNET's list"

    December 19, 2012  |   By AntivirusGeek


    +Fast Updating
    +Fast detection and blocking of threats also internet connection is aborted when a threat is blocked for maximum security.
    +Light on system resources
    +Excellent protection from all 8 shields.

    ++Avast is so much better than AVG who tries to imitate Avast but is a failure. When Avast compres to Avira, it demolishes it since Avira free only offers system protection and not web protection unlike Avast.
    Avast is the best free roubust protector for your system!!!!!!


    None at all.


    Avast detection rate on malware in the system is slightly higher as Avira or AVG (by about 3%)but Avast auto sandbox isolates the suspicious item automatically so no harm is done to the system. Also Avast new cloud feature automatically submits the suspicious item to their labs while keeping the file in the sandbox.This is done in the background so the user is not aware until the result has been made. Finally Avast web protection blocks 96% plus based on AV- COMPARATIVES. WEST COAST LABS and AV-TEST. AVG and Avira can't compare to the high quality standard set by Avast when it comes to PROTECTION and DETECTION as well as PREVENTION....

    Always choose Avast

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  • Reply by AntivirusGeek on December 21, 2012

    EricVonZipper, Avast updates installs very easily and it's small in size. They are called definition updates. You are totally misguided and need serious help because of the mere fact that you are saying its update screws up your computer. Something is seriously wrong with you and Avast update definitions, a simple file that has the ability to do nothing except add signatures to Avast, is not to blame. You are responsible for your PC screwing up!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply by EricVonZipper on December 20, 2012

    Now if Avast could keep it's software from screwing up your machine with monkey wrench updates...

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