Avast Free Antivirus 2014
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Full user review
"Good job at stopping infections"
Its free, very minimal at using resources, plus does a decent job at preventing malware from getting on PC.
Affects some mail programs like Windows Live mail essentials. Although the problems are not ongoing. Avast seems to affect resume from sleep speed. Cold boot also slower.
My only problem with Avast is that it is still a bit intrusive by default installation. Its not as bad as I found AVG free or a couple others. But its not winning me over as just a security suite just working in the background and staying out of trouble. Some users have said that Avast affects some Java apps from running? I can't confirm this but it may be a browser issues with Avast. I decided to go back to a online scanner rather then a installed security solution. I just felt Avast fell short of a minimalist solution I was looking for.