Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works perfectly for me"

    September 7, 2014  |   By rgfitz

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Well, Consumer Reports Magazine says it is very good.

    Cons

    ten characters required so I will say, None...None...None

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best for free"

    September 6, 2014  |   By mohammed-aslam

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Even it's free still good at catch viruses and not slowing systems.

    Cons

    Some games hanging at startup even full screen so i have to enable silent/gaming mode manually.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Pretty easy and worry free"

    September 6, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Free, nice to use, gives good feedback

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Best I have found so far."

    September 6, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Long on protection as a free antivirus program.

    Cons

    Would like some of the programs other features added like grimfighter.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free AV I have used over 10 yrs of using AV"

    September 6, 2014  |   By macko1944

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to handle this FREE AV,it keeps itself automatically up to date always,doesn't interfere with other programs,doesn't slow the computer,efficient and effective.What more can one ask for?I have tried several others over the years,I find Avast the best.Can recommend to it one and all.

    Cons

    Was shut out of the Avast Forum almost immediately after sign up,for no reason that I can imagine.Explanations were not forthcoming.I tried to reverse this unfair decision several times and ways-to no avail,until I gave up.Several weeks later,I was notified of the reversal of this issue,so I was free to join the Forum.This is a small,relatively unimportant problem,and it was resolved to my satisfaction.No more CONS!

    Summary

    Excellent free AV,provides great up to the minute protection,highly recommended!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Avast have saved my computer from intruding viruses."

    September 6, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It's Free.

    Cons

    Its more advanced features are not free (just kidding).

    Summary

    I like it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful."

    September 6, 2014  |   By bettyannwoods

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    safety unquestionable. superb.

    Cons

    none. most safe antiviris i have ever used. and the price can't be beat.

    Summary

    i have an old outdated computer. just play games on facebook with my 13 grandchildren. but i know we are security safe with avast free antiviris. if i can ever afford a better, newer computer. will buy avast first thing. avast is great.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the best antivirus"

    September 5, 2014  |   By cruzer07

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    the best antivirus

    Cons

    the best antivirus

    Summary

    the best antivirus

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use, very effective, regular updates, 5 stars."

    September 5, 2014  |   By quarkjoe

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I have been using the free version for the last many years. It is very effective against malware of all kind, auto-updates without distracting you, the announcement that comes with the update is good to listen to, and has always had a beautiful icon whose presence is reassuring,

    has regular programme updates even for free users, and is very light on system resources.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything to say against Avast. I regularly recommend it to people I come across at office and through friends. And I am happy to say many have adopted it gratefully. My main pitch in favour of Avast is that it is light on system resources, doesn't stall your work by issues alerts about false positives, and it even gives you the option of adding to the false positives you want Avast to ignore on your computer; and it updates regularly.

    Summary

    In my opinion, it is the best anti-virus software available. Better than even the big names in payware anti-virus softwar which burn a hole in your pocket, saddle your computer with a heavy programme and expect you to be a geek to be able to use them effectively. In my experience, these payware are not more effective than Avast. They just give out many more false alerts, perhaps to give the impression that they are working more than Avast for your computer's protection. Thanks to Avast, my computer has never been invaded by a virus or any malware.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to install, timeous pop-ups and great features"

    September 5, 2014  |   By DJProgressive

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Notifies out-of-date programs; warns of virus attacks and great PC scan

    Cons

    Slow; occasionally hangs; 'Browser Cleanup' is inefective.

    Summary

    I like this programe

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