Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent protection"

    December 25, 2014  |   By relady4u

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Has saved my pc from crashing numerous times

    Cons

    the pop up can be annoying

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent! Free! Try it!"

    December 25, 2014  |   By Wayfarr

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to use. Set it and Forget it--well, not quite, but it's good with automatic antivirus
    updates though it also allows download/installation manually.Also, keeps track of updates for browsers, Java, Adobe, Flash,etc among other things.

    Cons

    None I've found in years. A single conflict and one bad download, both easily fixed.

    Summary

    I've recommended the free version for PCs and now Android for years--especially for new machines. It's easy for first-timers (newbies) or friends/family to setup BEFORE going online (especially on public WiFi!!!) Hey, it's solid, easy and free--what's not like? If you do like it, check out the upgrades and other products.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The absolute best anti-virus software!!"

    December 24, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to set up and then forget it as it keeps your computer virus free.

    Cons

    The free version has pop ups, but they are not too obnoxious especially for the service you receive.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE BEST PROTECTION"

    December 24, 2014  |   By glinkel

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    FREE!! Minimal resources used. You can't even tell that it is constantly protecting you in the back ground. Very thorough at the same time. Fun features like "Pirate Talk" in the language settings

    Cons

    Starting to push the premium versions and "other tools" a little too hard.

    Summary

    I LOVE this product and I recommend it to EVERYONE that talks to me for computer advice, which is a lot of people, because I am an IT. Everyone that uses it loves it as well. Keep up the good work AVAST teams!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "it's really good and easy to use."

    December 24, 2014  |   By fangal_64

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    it is silent, use low resurse, and his protect is good.

    Cons

    no comment.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Relatively simple,reliable"

    December 23, 2014  |   By silver760

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to install,updates regularly and does a good job of blocking viruses and other unwanted nasty bugs.

    Cons

    The control panel for avast can be a little confusing and excessive for the uninitiated.In days gone by the control panel for avast was a very simple affair with vary little within it.Over the years it has become excessively overgrown and bloated.There are dozens of features that I have never ever had the need to use.

    Summary

    Overall for what it is it is extremely good value,being free after all! Touch wood it has never let me down in the 10 or so years I have been using it.It would be nice to see it "Dumbed down".It doesn't need to contain over half the options included in the free version,in the pay version even more features are unlocked,features which the average user will never use.I certainly cannot fault it and it certainly beats paying out for an anti-virus.Unlike programme like Norton it doesn't slow your machine down and ask ridiculous questions everytime you want to carry out an operation.Such features drive me nuts!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "poor customer service"

    December 23, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It provides decent computer protection

    Cons

    They do no honor their guarantee, the grime fighter does nothing at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic program!"

    December 23, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It really helps to have this program on your pc!

    Cons

    Ummm...can't think of any sorry.

    Summary

    Avast has been on my pcs since we first discovered it about 5 years or more ago! We love the way it helps our pcs! Thank you Avast!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! ?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best there is"

    December 23, 2014  |   By man0

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Minimal drag on the system, great performance, has pre-boot scanning. It's the best I've found out there.

    Cons

    Nothing at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus i have ever used"

    December 22, 2014  |   By raowaleedahmad

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Automatic update Spam protection , Boot time scan option is the best one

    Cons

    difficult to recover files

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