Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A free antivirus for our busy environment"

    July 20, 2014  |   By mm006d0973

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Keeps your PC infection to a minimum with regular updates.

    Cons

    Well what can I say, well not a lot It works great with my PC.

    Summary

    I had trouble downloading a game the other day stopping me Installing It on my hard drive saying It was Infected, but knowing It was from a reliable source I Informed Avast via the false detection button and a day later was allowed to Install the same game..... It must have known ha ha the game was rubbish . Keep up the good fight.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "too good to be free!!"

    July 19, 2014  |   By ammumma

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    uses less memory, does not interfere with programs running....

    Cons

    none found so far...

    Summary

    suggested to many friends and colleagues who are also happy with Avast... :)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Turned my old XP computer into a useless door stop."

    July 19, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Free to use

    Cons

    Purchased version for deep cleaning an old XP computer, and now the computer is worthless.

    Summary

    Have an old XP machine that was once my daughter's. She used Limewire on it in the old days of file sharing. The machine was very slow to boot and perform any tasks besides word processing. Purchased the $19.95 version to get it back to a healthy state, but it instead completely ruined the machine. It will not boot, all the lights are on but no beep.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "one of best free product"

    July 18, 2014  |   By maheshkodit1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    easy to use and powerful tool

    Cons

    popup unwanted ads

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is an awesome program."

    July 17, 2014  |   By NicolaEricson

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Works as advertised.

    Cons

    none. it works well

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good, but Aggressive & Intrustive Advertising"

    July 17, 2014  |   By flavouride

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Have been using for a few months (from 9.0.2018) in place of Windows 8 Defender, even a full system scan is quicker than WD's quick scan. Subsequent quickscans are even speedier thanks to the auto-whitelisting mechanism.

    The avast! Online Security browser extension is a great tool in showing coupons in online-shopping sites like Pizza Hut, which are otherwise difficult to navigate from the shopping sites themselves.

    Cons

    Ever since updating to this 2014 R4 version 9.0.2021, I am no longer allowed to disable avast! own promotional popups. Nearly thought my laptop has been spyware infested. In turn I need to enable auto actions and game mode, and then check my virus chest regularly to see if anything has been quarantined.

    Summary

    Apart from my OS itself, all programmes installed are open-source (yes MS Office 2003 was the last MS Office I used at home which came preinstalled on the laptop I sold before getting my previous one and I had been using OpenOffice since Ubuntu 9.04 in my previous laptop and then LibreOffice later on) so I am not able to comment about the effectiveness of the antimalware side.

    But the promotional pop-ups from avast! are highly unwelcomed and resemble those got filtered by Ad-block Plus in my internet browser.

    Even free users should be allowed to opt-out from this adverts because we are not using your product entirely gratuitous. When you have done a good job people appreciate it and will spread all the good words about. Then people will do their own research and if they have decided they really need extra protection then they will upgrade. I receive spams by emails on a daily basis promoting Viagra. So what? When I don't need it then I don't need it. Why do you want to annoy your users? Because Avira do the same? Shall I switch to someone you are copying from then?

    You don't get any fundings by promoting only your products anyway so it's really a no win strategy which only tends to put users off and to attract negative feedbacks.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A necessity on my computer."

    July 16, 2014  |   By BootPinkham

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Fast, user-friendly design

    Cons

    None, it's really good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good Antivirus software"

    July 16, 2014  |   By pkrnair99

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Very good Antivirus softwareNil

    Cons

    No advers remarksl

    Summary

    Very good Antivirus software

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  • 1.0 stars

    "wants more money"

    July 16, 2014  |   By zipadeedoda

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    their support staff was knowledgeable.

    Cons

    i had been using the free version of avast, I had some problems like the machine being slow. hoping to improve the situation, I purchased the pro version. a few days after my purchase, I got a message saying that the pro version installation failed. I called the support # . support scanned my computer remotely and told me that had 3 different types of problems, Also, they said I didn't have any security actively working and I wasn't receiving windows updates . I was told that I would need to invest an additional $179 to fix the problems. the hp-15 is a few months old and cost around $330. I was able to reactivate window security and my updates were up to date.

    Summary

    after using the free download with some problems, I purchased the pro version. That version didn't load and avast sent me an email in a few days. then t-support looked into my computer, they said it was a mess and would be an additions $179 to fix it. when I looked at windows, my updates were there and I reactivated Microsoft security.
    my concern is that I didn't have any big problems with my computer until I bought the pro version of avast and the information they told me about the updates wasn't true. so, why would I trust avast for another $179, 2/3 the original price of my computer?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "An awesome Programe!!"

    July 15, 2014  |   By DubsWisner

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    simple interface, easy to use .

    Cons

    it support more languages.

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