Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does everything I need."

    August 14, 2014  |   By se9380

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It provides good protection, doesn't seem to take up too much ram and is simple to use.

    Cons

    None of any significance.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Waste of time downloading"

    August 14, 2014  |   By qwertyxx

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    None, other than it's free.

    Cons

    Slows computer - otherwise rubbish.

    Summary

    Do not waste your time downloading. Any other antvirus is better than this.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE BEST FREE ANVIR"

    August 9, 2014  |   By benuajabrik

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    NONE at this long time

    Cons

    Very good and fast response if found and catcth the virus and similiar like that instantly. There is automaticaly update option and was working good....

    Summary

    Thankyou Avast for created this very good and effective free ANVIR for us in the world....

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slows computer and creates various issues"

    August 8, 2014  |   By tomstars

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It's free.

    Cons

    After installing Avast, I began experiencing a slower omputer. Start up took longer, shutdown took longer and other programs including the browser began to have issues . As well, I began experiencing a strange malware issue. Once i removed it, like a miracle, my computer went back to optimal functioning. I'd almost forgotten what that was like. I'd recommend most antivirus to this including MSE.

    Summary

    Would recommend almost anything else to this. I find either panda cloud security or MSE along with malwarebytes along with safe browsing habits to be more than sufficient.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Smooth working, effective."

    August 8, 2014  |   By SchleimerBrent

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Smooth working, effective.

    Cons

    I can't think of one bad thing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Cannot remember not using it since it came on the scene"

    August 6, 2014  |   By Tech_Ferret

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    To me it is a simple and highly effective AV, cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Cons

    Need to be just a little tech savvy to be aware that there are some features that can be opted out of during install ....

    Summary

    Recommend it to all my clients .... Keep up the good work Avast team, keep focus of where you are in the market, if you can avoid it, try not becoming the bloatware many others had become ... and don't let the corporate struggle go to your heads ....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is by far the best"

    August 5, 2014  |   By MunsterVought

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    This is by far the best

    Cons

    It does what it says and it does it well.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's a really good to download"

    August 3, 2014  |   By RipperMara

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    works great! will tell friends

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Not as heavy as the others. So far satisfactory."

    August 3, 2014  |   By bedex78

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Not as heavy as the others

    Cons

    Quite intrusive giving me unwanted pop-ups

    Summary

    As of lately, it has started to be quite intrusive giving me unwanted pop-ups that warn me of potential security issues that requires some paid services (aka commercial ads?). Not sure if I have the option to opt out of those pop-ups, though. May have to dwell deeper into the software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Got Hacked 2 days before end of 60-day trial!"

    August 3, 2014  |   By aerobicmachine

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Initially I liked the idea of safe surfing

    Cons

    Video Tutorials didn't work, took them over a week to send me complicated instructions on how to access tutorials. Apparently you are not given an account with full access during the trial. Kept getting pop-ups that a virus was detected but when you go into dashboard no clear indication it had been quarantined. Started having inconsistent internet connection for over a week. Something attacked our modem and then my entire hard drive crashed 2 days before end of trial

    Summary

    When I called to cancel service I was told there was no one in billing dept I could only cancel via email. With no laptop and getting invalid entry on my phone after being up half the night troubleshooting my computer, not pleased at all.

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