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Avast 4 Home Edition

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best antivirus nowdays"

    April 17, 2014  |   By Paley44786

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    The best antivirus nowdays

    Cons

    The best antivirus nowdays

    Summary

    The best antivirus nowdays

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good antivirus, freeware for personal use, recommended"

    April 17, 2014  |   By realdjka

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    none so far

    Cons

    Freeware, powerful antivirus programm

    Summary

    Must have!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "THIEVES!!BE CAREFUL"

    April 16, 2014  |   By cairoska

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    They will dedicate money from your credit card without notification

    Cons

    Never give them your credit card information's

    Summary

    I was charged extra 40 dollars this year without notification and I had to pay back 250 dollars to my credit card because of the currency exchange rate.
    And when I tried to call them for payments information's inquiries they will not answer you and directly they ask you to write them through their web site

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best AV tool on market nowadays."

    April 16, 2014  |   By claudedomett

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    I gave him a chance, I downloaded it and tried it, and now I am really satisfied. Avast found two problematic malware things, removed them from PC - and after that PC runs smoothly like before.

    Cons

    And what is the most important nowadays: no hidden adds, no annoying pop-ups or anything like this. Just pure antivirus tool.

    Summary

    Friend of mine (computer engineer) adviced me to use Avast, as it is supposed to be the best AV tool on market nowadays.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's the best anti-virus software in free category""

    April 16, 2014  |   By Jeans7844

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    It's the best anti-virus software in free category"

    Cons

    It's the best anti-virus software in free category"

    Summary

    It's the best anti-virus software in free category"

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Great,until the $180 upsell"

    April 16, 2014  |   By calisun402

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    historically, has worked quite well, smooth, not alot of annoyance

    Cons

    I uninstalled because of an unscrupulous upsell attempt by support after I found an avast temp file that had blown up to 42GB and was causing problems.

    Summary

    Historically was a fan of Avast. Suddenly, overnight, found 40GB+ of my C drive disappeared. Then found an avast local temp file that had blown up. Called customer support who pointed out how my pc was generating a bunch of errors (after the call I reviewed those, which were no biggee), then tried to claim the temp file I pointed out was not from Avast... BUT there Microsoft certified technicians were here to help for the bargain basement price of $180. I said no thank you, then upon further googling saw Avast tech's responding on a blog page about EXACTLY the same file and problem I was having. So clearly was an Avast file, which I later found was likely caused by conflict with other malware, anti-spam or anti virus running on my PC. VERRRRY cheap shot by Avast for a mega upsell. Not cool, so uninstalled and went elsewhere.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's the best anti-virus software in free category"

    April 16, 2014  |   By sheena_s04

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    - 5 protection shields
    - Much better resource consumption as a result it does not slow down my PC

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    I have been using it for 3 years in a row and have absolutely nothing but good things to say about it this program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best antivirus nowdays."

    April 15, 2014  |   By jakiface

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Ever since the boot time scanner they got me goin'!
    No other application does that kind of sweep, needless to say it is a free feature.

    Cons

    None taken so far! Always up to date...

    Summary

    From all free account based antivirus softwares available today, Avast most definitely stands out! Using it for 4 years in a row and have absolutely nothing but best to say about it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent product!"

    April 15, 2014  |   By Lion807

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Works just fine.

    Cons

    None found.

    Summary

    I used to use Security essetials (by Microsoft), but it could not find malware that slow down my PC.
    Friend of mine (computer engineer) adviced me to use Avast, as it is supposed to be the best AV tool on market nowadays.
    I gave him a chance, I downloaded it and tried it, and now I am really satisfied. Avast found two problematic malware things, removed them from PC - and after that PC runs smoothly like before.
    And what is the most important nowadays: no hidden adds, no annoying pop-ups or anything like this. Just pure antivirus tool.
    Which can be (by the way) used also for other equipment, not only PC (tablets, phone...).
    HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Sort of "free" but works well"

    April 15, 2014  |   By SFwriter

    Version: Avast 4 Home Edition 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Seems to catch everything so far, from questionable sites to virus-bearing e-mails (though I wonder about the "Bleeding Heart" thing that's going around), and it does it for no monetary cost.

    Cons

    Interminable pop-ups: "Rate Me!" "Review me!" "Let me Scan for Problems, tell you how many you have, and then offer to correct them after you sign up for an annual service that cost money" or "It's vital to update your software now" that fails half the time when you click it...

    Summary

    I don't need their "other" products yet. They may be good or bad, I don't know. The in-your-face invasiveness of the ads is a relatively small price to pay for the level of protection you get. If they think they're going to wear me down and eventually get me to capitulate and buy their other products, they're mistaken. The level of annoyance only strengthens my resolve not to be funnelled into their software family. When I make my choice, it will be for a product I have researched and approved, NOT just to make the ads stop.

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