Avast Free Antivirus 2014 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very good!!!!
    very good!!!!"

    October 21, 2014  |   By Jest188Gap922

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    very good!!!!

    Cons

    very good!!!!

    Summary

    very good!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does a great job"

    October 20, 2014  |   By kathryn.wheeler.397

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Great job, seems to catch the viruses when other anti-viruses can't.

    Cons

    A bit noisy

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Free Product for Home Protection."

    October 20, 2014  |   By wzodisho

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    My family and I used Avast free virus protection for many years; it is great product that does what it supposed to do well. It would cost me a fortune to protect our entire PC's equipment if it wasn't for this free product for home. Thank you Avast Team.

    Cons

    For all the years I used free Avast antivirus protection for home PC's, I haven't seen or noticed anything bad about it. It's only getting better and better every year.

    Summary

    Excellent antivirus protection for your personal and business PC's.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Old favourite serves well."

    October 19, 2014  |   By Cybrin

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It's free!
    It works, and works well, has done for years.
    Avast was first recommended to me by my father and I have come to trust Aiwill to keep out the nasties.

    Cons

    No free firewall.
    The odd advert trying to get you to upgrade (not very intrusive, but it's still an advert).

    Summary

    This is a great package, from a great company that has been delivering great service for me, my family and a lot of my friends for years.
    Worth every star. * * * * *

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  • 5.0 stars

    "There is nothing better than Avast!"

    October 19, 2014  |   By historicwaldo

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Avast! always warns me of the "bad" stuff trying to get into my computer. I love that.

    Cons

    I've only had Avast! for a few years, so have not yet discovered any Cons.

    Summary

    I highly recommend Avast! to anyone for any computer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Doing Real Well so far."

    October 19, 2014  |   By fredg06

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to use screens, and easy to find out how to make changes, with a little time.

    Cons

    The free version does NOT have a place to schedule scans!! I found a website telling how to set it, but it wants too much information on user names and passwords, that I changed my mind on trying it.
    You cannot set it to scan on certain days at certain times, like AVG.
    If one could set it to a scheduled scan(s), I would have given Avast a 5 star.

    Summary

    I use Windows XP, and used AVG for the last 6 years. However, AVG finally currupted some files and would no longer protect me, with it's window showing "No protection"
    I unstalled all of it, and now am using Avast.
    I like it, after I found how to disable "Software updating" of all my software....If I want to update anything, I will do it myself. I like my Opera 12, and want to keep it !!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it should."

    October 18, 2014  |   By BurghNative1967

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to use, fast, full control of the program, self updating, did I mention FREE? You can get the mobile version for your phone, also FREE!

    Cons

    There are no cons with this program.

    Summary

    I have been using the Avast free edition since 2003 and have never had an issue. This is simple folks, it works better than the rest and it is FREE! I have tried all the others and the free version of Avast beats them all hands down and once again IT IS FREE! Truly free, you don't pay anything.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best Free Anti-Virus"

    October 18, 2014  |   By b-12-12-1990

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It is strong even though it is free.

    Cons

    Nothing I know of.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best Free anti Virus prog bar none"

    October 18, 2014  |   By temple231

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I have tried many over the years and this to me is the best for detection

    Cons

    Nothing really

    Summary

    The best, combined with Norton is unbeatable if your system will allow it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Days of buying annual antivirus subscriptions are over!"

    October 17, 2014  |   By contentwithgod

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    -Quality Excellent
    -Rivals others I've paid much $$ for, i.e., Kaspersky, Norton
    -Free doesn't equal trading off a gateway to spam, bugs, ads.. w/ Avast
    -I simply set it & forget it. Scans & Daily Virus Definitions automatically taken care of
    -It's found a few viruses, but in no case have they slipped through.
    -Combined w/ the Free "Glary Utilities" I found together they accomplish what the Avast upgrade version offered which they provided the initial 30 days in trial. In fact, setting Avast on auto-scan & auto-update.. & daily doing "Glary's" one-click maintenance tool is AS thorough & isn't confusing as I found complete version of Avast to be. The free avast was/is more than enough for my purposes. Thanks for a GREAT piece of software!

    Cons

    -Nothing with Free Version. However, the full version Avast can be confusing even for advanced PC users. It's not due to the interface, the look & function of the every bit of Avast software is neat, clean & professional. In my opinion, the confusion I can hardly list as a "con" because I believe it's due to a limitless wealth of different applications & abilities which consequently can be a bit overwhelming. Get the Free Avast, and download "Glary Utilities" in combo for free.. which accomplishes defragmenting, finding & removing broken links, empty files, duplicate files & so forth. And, it's just me, but I also have the free SafeZone as a pure Firewall App & it seems to integrate flawlessly with Avast Antivirus, in some ways offering a double layer of security.

    Summary

    Don't waste your money on the paid ones.. I was always adimate about dishing out the moo-lah necessary to purchase a good antivirus, in large part due to a very bad experience I had with McAfee's Free Antivirus which added a ga-zillion search bars without warning or permission, and adware.. spyware.. til it made my computer crash. It was no coincidence when the same later happened to some close relatives of ours for the same reasons. Though I didn't have those problems when getting Norton & after a few yrs subscribing to that, switching to Kaspersky; the fact remains that they cost $$ & it's a ever-lasting expense forward, not to mention BOTH occupied too much virtual memory, often making it slow & even in some cases, freeze. I did a lot of searching when I found Avast & mainly paid attention to the reviews & the reviews were impressive, so here I am. Almost a year later, writing a review of my own while truly understanding why so many persist to brag highly on this software. It really is exceptional.. & those who will appreciate it most are those who have always gotten paid versions & switch to this one. There is no noticeable differences.. it rivals all others I tried (paid versions)... does the job very well without harassing me with pop-ups, ads, or subscription days that remain "reminder popups" like Norton entirely overblows.. best of all, it doesn't slow my computer down or ever interrupt my use of the computer. Thanks for Avast Free Antivirus!

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