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Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 3.0 stars

    "3 Stars because it automatically installs Google Chrome"

    April 7, 2014  |   By anexartist1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Great program, I've use it for years without an issue.

    Cons

    I recently purchased a new computer and decided to continue with Avast as my primary AV program. Unfortunately Avast did not see fit to post a great big warning on the purchase agreement that it would be installing Google Chrome. GC is uninstalled now but it really frosted me that Avast felt it necessary to back-door a rather useless browser for a genuinely nefarious company. Amazingly disappointed with this shady move from what I thought was still a reputable company. I wonder how well their AV system is if they are simultaneously turning them over to the kings of spyware.

    Summary

    You are buying their services to help protect you and your data, but Avast is selling it out the back door to Google. BEWARE

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  • 5.0 stars

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    April 7, 2014  |   By anhmatrong

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

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  • 5.0 stars

    "used this antivirus for more than five years now. 5/5"

    April 7, 2014  |   By emal22

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    1. constantly updated and so can nip in the bud any new tricks of the wicked one on the internet. with this product i do not fear.

    Cons

    very reliable and dependable all the time.

    Summary

    with only this product as your online protector you are save and covered.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it says , and it's free"

    April 7, 2014  |   By Redsteal1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Fast, clean and efficient, it works unlike some other well known brands

    Cons

    Too many pop ups , but it's free so hey hoo

    Summary

    It's free and it works and it does a good job

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Scammed For Tech Support"

    April 6, 2014  |   By ScammedAvast

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Missed the last Trojan. I had to waste 2 days to rid it.

    Cons

    BOX kept popping up which would STOP ALL forward motion in starting or opening a program. "AVAST! Setup Fatal Error"
    Paid $119 for "expert" tech support. They charged my credit card $131.09. Now in dispute.
    Tech support for 5 days or $189 for one year. Chose 5 days with a money back guarantee if not happy.
    Three days later & 3 techs. They deleted 3 paid programs; computer left frozen - had to do a hard shutdown; lost Windows "search" & "help" functions (restored by last guy). I decided to cut my loses with hopefully a "normal" machine. Still lost 3 programs and still have the popup box.
    Called today 4-6-14 to request my money back as this box keeps popping up (Orig. complaint).
    "We don't refund money since a tech did work on your computer"
    Take the "expert" out of tech support.

    Summary

    A major glitch with Avast.
    "Paid" $119 for "expert" support.
    Charged to my credit card $131.09
    Lost 3 programs by them.
    WILL DELETE Avast!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "5 star better than all other antivirus"

    April 6, 2014  |   By rathancnet

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    slow down of computer not found

    Cons

    no.other anti virus are not good

    Summary

    easy to install and very good protection

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus there is"

    April 5, 2014  |   By offerPop5752773

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    - Free
    - Effective
    - Awesome pre-boot scan feature

    Cons

    - Becoming more intrusive trying to get you to upgrade

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent - Easy to Use"

    April 5, 2014  |   By bhiren123

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Good. Only new web browser safety software on internet explorer creating error.

    Cons

    Overall very good performance. Boot scan one is really good option. Very user friendly.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Newest free version is lousy"

    April 4, 2014  |   By quartlow

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    None at all after the April 3, 2014 update.

    Cons

    Newest version (as of 4.14.04) is overdone, bulky and very intrusive. It comes with it's own popup page on Mozilla Firefox browsers.

    Summary

    Back to free AVG again.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No problems so far"

    April 4, 2014  |   By 24CaratHooligan

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Updates regularly
    Quick to react to threat

    Cons

    When a manual update is required the program tries to make you buy the upgrade

    Summary

    Easy to use, the best free antivirus program I've found so far.

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