Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful piece of software"

    September 15, 2014  |   By ShinkoMoura

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Very suitable for me to use, really

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic product. Never let me down"

    September 15, 2014  |   By elray65

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It does everything extremely well. Very user friendly

    Cons

    Can't thing of anything

    Summary

    Probably the best in the business. Wouldn't use anything else after being let down by some of the most expensive in the market place. Save yourself the hassles and expense and install Avarst

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  • 5.0 stars

    "effective and does not drain resources"

    September 15, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    1. user friendly
    2. easy for even novice users
    3. able to turn off and on easily
    4. strong detection
    5. able to schedule updates
    6. friendly company willing to communicate with you
    7. eye friendly layout
    8. not overly aggressive in pushing paid program functions
    9. available free
    10. don't have to download 'bloatware' in order to get free version
    11. few pop ups
    12. game mode available to avoid pop ups during gaming
    13. easy to do "boot-time" scan
    14. price
    15. user friendly and easy installation

    Cons

    to many functions disabled on 'free' version is the only thing I am hard pressed to say negative about Avast to be honest.

    Summary

    The 'free' version is a very effective Antivirus program that that performs well with very limited drain on your systems resources. It is easy to navigate and you are not punished for getting the 'free' version. I like not being overwhelmed with pop ups telling me that it can be fixed with the 'paid for' version. I recommend this for new users who can install and forget as Avast runs itself very well without fail.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good Product for the Price Free"

    September 15, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Protects well. Alerts when opening a potentially dangerous site. Schedule scans to run during down time.

    Cons

    Occasional Advertisements requesting upgrade to paid product. Difficult to remove all remnants if uninstalling. Sometimes finds false positive.

    Summary

    Good Basic Protection with Free Product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product."

    September 15, 2014  |   By AdScamGeorge

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I started with the free product, then upgraded when I was severely attacked by malwear. The Avast techs cleared everything up in a couple of hours. Never been attacked since.

    Cons

    For some reason, when I log in, I am still only registered as a free product user. Not sure how to fix this. Need help.

    Summary

    Much better than the Norton provided by my Internet host. Recommend Avast to everyone.

    Updated on Sep 15, 2014

    Still looking for correct registration of upgraded product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Top quality antivirus"

    September 14, 2014  |   By pontanan

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Lots of features (including a specific 'gaming mode' so you don't need to hear the antivirus when it has updated etc.), High quality & pretty simple

    Cons

    Might be a bit too safe at times. (It might tell you that something is a virus and remove the file/folder etc. even though it itsn't a virus. So you need to exclude the specific file or path in Avast.)

    Summary

    Out of every antivirus i've used and most i've read about i can say that Avast is the best. Even if you don't have the money to pay for it (or don't want to) you will get enough out of the antivirus to keep your computer safe forever. (re-register every 365 days)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "better than avg"

    September 14, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    haven't had a virus yet

    Cons

    none that i have found

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A brilliant free anti-virus program."

    September 14, 2014  |   By gomez510

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It's a free program and nothing has ever penetrated it's defence in over two years of me using it to protect my computer.

    Cons

    There are no cons as far as I'm concerned.

    Summary

    Why are you reading this review??? Download the free Avast program now.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "saved my butt several times"

    September 13, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    catches the beastys before they hurt me

    Cons

    cant think of any

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good program"

    September 13, 2014  |   By winstonebook

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Good detection rates
    Good performance
    Works on XP
    Set it and forget it

    Cons

    UI is a little clunky but it is OK.
    Avast's voice can be creepy

    Summary

    Good all around Avast can protect you all around

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