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Avast 4 Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 27194 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.211
  • Total Downloads:
    368,425,401
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-day trial)
  • File Size:
    5.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    488,646
  • Platform:
    Windows
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3 stars

"Worked great until Windows 10"

August 28, 2015  |  By carol.hollett

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Was always happy with Avast until Windows 10 - could be a bit cumbersome in the background and the pop ups area bit annoying, but it is free so overall no problem.

Cons

Have had to uninstall as it seems to have caused a critical error with the start menu and Cortana issues in Windows 10. Laptop is working fine and critical error has gone now Avast is uninstalled.

Summary

Would reinstall if solution found to the Windows 10 problem

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3 stars

"Works OK, But ..."

August 28, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Seems to do the job.

Cons

FAR too many nag screens, begging you in various ways to give them money (claims that your computer is running slowly, etc.). If they don't want to offer a free product, then perhaps they should charge for it to begin with, rather than annoy the user multiple times a day. The nag screens don't just disappear after a few seconds, either. You have stop what you're doing and click on them. Also, it's not clear which button you need to click when upgrading the program. The free version appears to be grayed out (not clickable), while the paid version is prominently clickable. If it weren't for the constant nag screens, I would've given the program 5 stars.

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4 stars

"Great free antivirus"

August 27, 2015  |  By rattacko123

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Works well
FREEEEEE (unless you upgrade)
has useful features

Cons

A bit bloated with advertisements

Summary

AVAST antivirus is a great piece of antivirus software, and I have used it for more than four years. It works well and protects against various viruses/programs. AVAST antivirus receives virus definition updates quite often (more than daily) which is great.
My only problem is that recently it has started to be a bit bloated and it advertises with popups on the bottom right corner of my screen. But I can't really complain since the thing is free.

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3 stars

"Used to be the best but losing the plot now"

August 27, 2015  |  By dgoadby

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Reliable virus detection

Cons

Getting cheeky with the messages and pop-ups.
Really stupid recommendations sometimes on systems that are running ok and stable.
Fed up with updates that require reboots.
Sneaky Chrome install option. Should be opt-in not opt-out

Summary

I switched from AVG five years ago as it was getting bloated. Sadly, AVAST is going the same way.
The nag screens are a PITA and do not encourage me to upgrade.
Recently it has stopped Firefox downloads completing so it is now turned off for 10 mins whilst downloads complete another PITA.
I am considering switching back to AVG or trying another.

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4 stars

"Effective, bu too obtrusive last time."

August 27, 2015  |  By lobo_mailru

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Free, effective, nice user interface, contains remote access tools.

Cons

Too much adverticement last ltime. Scanning hard drive after turning computer on takes all resources and makes computer usage almost impossible; schedule is impossible to edit.

Summary

I am still planning to use it.

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5 stars

"THE BEST OF THE BEST"

August 26, 2015  |  By Mr Free

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

I have used AVAST for several years on my desk top, my laptop, phone & tablet.
It has never let me down to date its simple and free.
If you don't use it give it a try it. The product has so many extra features virus scan auto updates, scan for outdated soft ware and browser add on scan plus many others.
I will always stay with it as i know I can trust it.

Cons

None found to date

Summary

you could pay a lot of money for other productsand the protection could be poorer

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4 stars

"Probably the best freebie anti-virus there is."

August 26, 2015  |  By khamma

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

My Anti-virus of choice. It has saved me more than once from a drive-by attack. In earlier years, I loved it.

Cons

Each new iteration of the app eats more CPU and memory. I often have to disable its file shields so I can work.

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1 stars

"Win 10? Don't bother"

August 25, 2015  |  By Zoltar_Speaks

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Was good on Win 7

Cons

Causes Start Menu and Cortana problems at log in on Win 10. Binned it for something better.

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2 stars

"Annoying as hell"

August 25, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Not sure, it works I think??

Cons

Annoys me with popups maybe 20 times a day

Summary

Annoying popups!!!

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5 stars

"Best antivirus. Used for years. No problems & it's free"

August 24, 2015  |  By selinasjunk

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

Pros

Very reliable. Have never had any problems with Avast and I've been using it for many years now (about 15 years). I have never had a virus and I work from home and am online every day for many hours. I have changed several computers over the years and always stay with Avast, even when the computer I purchase comes with an antivirus. I don't trust the others because I've had problems with others in the past. I will stay with Avast. Simply the best.

Cons

Have not had any problems. the only con I could possibly think of is every now and then avast will pop up with something, and it kinda annoys me but it's not in my face and it's subtle and I can easily dismiss it so it's not a major problem.

Summary

I trust Avast. I recommend Avast to everyone. Have had no problems and Avast is what I've been using for many many years. And it's free. What more could I ask for?

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date May 27, 2003
Date Added May 27, 2003
Version 4.0.211
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 5.23MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 368,425,401
Downloads Last Week 488,646
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 60-day trial
Price Free

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