Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free virusscan available!"

    September 4, 2014  |   By XYvesX

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to use, good scans, no delays, runs in background, program-update module + warnings included

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to ignore an false positive. Also the adds for buying the professional edition are becoming annoying! That wasn't the case before...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus I've ever seen"

    September 4, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Free
    Regular updates
    Languages

    Cons

    reklam
    realy big notifications

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus in the world, hands down."

    September 3, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I've been using the Avast free antivirus for many years on desktop PCs, laptops, now tablets and even our phones. In all this time, not once has an infection been able to take hold. We've received many warnings, mind you, but none were able to slip past the Avast system.

    The application also does not seem to have succumbed to resource bloat (like SO many other AV suites,) weighing down the processors and memory with unnecessary cycles and files.

    Cons

    Some of the popups suggesting their paid products can be annoying, but they do need to make money to stay in business, and the ads are easy enough to click away.

    Summary

    Whether the free or paid version, Avast should be your first choice in antivirus protection.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works great. It is free."

    September 3, 2014  |   By DanKuk1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Works great and it is free. What else here to ask?

    Cons

    None that I see.

    Summary

    Nice free anti-virus.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Free Antivirus"

    September 3, 2014  |   By chowkaideng

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    - Very light: use very little RAM
    - Great Interface: has the most clean, usable and beautiful interface
    - AWESOME integration with any device (desktop, tablet, smartphone): I use AVAST and keep track of all of my devices through the same interface.
    - Easy to use: really, just install it and leave it running in the background. The only tweak configuration I have done it, is turning off the Sound Alerts.
    - Easy to turn on/off: sometimes you just need to turn off AVAST for a few minutes in order to run a specific program which AVAST may block, to do this, just right+click on the AVAST icon and select any of the temporal deactivation options

    Cons

    I've been using AVAST for about 2 years and I have not a single complain

    Summary

    For the past almost 20 years or so, I've been switching antiviruses from time to time. I've used Norton, McAfee, BitDefender, Kasperksy, AVG, Lookout... and so many others. I am an AVAST user for about 2 years now, and all I can say is that is the absolute solution to keep safe your PC and also keep track of all of your mobile devices. It's just simply great from any point of view.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Avast Antivirus is a great product!"

    September 3, 2014  |   By sanders285

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I have five machines at home and, I use Avast Antivirus on all of them. I started with the free product and decided to purchase it because I liked it so well.
    I like when it talks to you telling you that it has updated its' virus definitions.
    I also use the product on family and friends machines when they have problems.

    Cons

    The only cons I have are the advertisements requesting you upgrade but, this should be expected in the free version.

    Summary

    Advast is a great Antivirus product and I would recommend it to anyone requiring a Antivirus solution.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good product!"

    September 2, 2014  |   By Mirjam13

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy and often very quick updates.

    Cons

    During the update, the Computer slows a bit down, but it's not a real Problem for me.

    Summary

    I'm using Avast for years now and feel safe with it and I'm very happy with it!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works good, but ther's room for improvement"

    September 2, 2014  |   By Surmak Ren

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Pro - can only be better as the you expect. Avast does it's job. That is good, but at all not better than good.

    Cons

    Some pop-ups aer simply annoying ecause they do not deliver any useful information.

    No full control, only remove (in fact, turn off) options via installing it is quite ugly.

    Menu structure is not strait through, too much steps to that you really need, and same number of steps to totally unimportant things.

    Option when found suspicios: «ignore it» / «ignrore it and put to a white list». Too often old apps like WinWord.exe (Office 97) or own compilations suffers from sequences in their code now is listed as viral. False positives - let me make them to exceptions.

    Summary

    A good scanner is the one, a tool with usability the other.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I've used Avast for several years. It's great!"

    September 2, 2014  |   By jim.madison

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Like that it alerts me and stops me from going to a potential virus laden site, or download. It auto updates frequently with new virus definitions as well as lets me know when a new version of the program is available.
    I like having the ability to use a boot time scan, and have had it get rid of stuff that has gotten though.

    Cons

    It nags me to add paid features and upgrades.

    Summary

    Like I stated, I've used it for years. It has improved it's abilities to block viruses, trojans and all that stuff. I have not had to resort to using other means to clean things out since the early days of XP!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Reliable Tool!"

    September 2, 2014  |   By Bella913

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Warns when trying to access shady sites

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Summary

    Only antivirus I would ever consider

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