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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stay Away from the Upgraded version/security suite"

    October 19, 2013  |   By BillNTacoma

    Pros

    free worked well so I upgraded.

    Cons

    not bad for the price.

    Summary

    I did a boot scan the other day and now my main windows user account is not working properly,. all my docs are gone and programs and settings. Lucky for me they have 24/7 live support. After calling a few times and getting thru the 30 minute hold queue, I am told Avast did not do this and I need to speak to the Windows people. $119 one time speak or $179 for a year. I have seen this path of support with other antivirus programs. So now, since I am an upgraded customer I have problems and I have to pay more to get it fixed. Not happy. Stay away.

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