Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best antivirus I have used!"

    January 30, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to Install, great graphic interface, useful sandbox, updates virus definitions automatically

    Cons

    I dont find any cons, recommend it to every single one of my friends

    Summary

    Since I use it, my computers have never gotten infected, since the network and file system shields always detects malicious code and programs

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great free program"

    January 30, 2015  |   By Mark no2

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Unobtrusive, configurable, self updating

    Cons

    Can't think of any

    Summary

    I switched to Avast a few years ago after having problems with a couple of other antivirus programs. Have been using it on several Windows versions ever since with no problems.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horribly designed UI"

    January 29, 2015  |   By cosmo.kramer101

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It is free

    Cons

    Slow UI that is very difficult to use.
    Using Clean Browser feature will close your browser without confirmation and have you loose your Browser tabs and history

    Summary

    Better pay money for the software than use this junk

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Seemed to prevent virus problems, but with issues."

    January 29, 2015  |   By phschuler

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    We've had no known virus problems while using it.

    Cons

    Seemed to interfere with normal functioning of our Windows 7 laptop, which stopped when we changed to another virus protector. Most recently AVAST forced an unwanted and hidden add-on onto the browsers of our Widows 7 desktop ("Safe Price"). This add-on clearly monitors searches for merchandise and promotes its own set of vendors often for things you don't want that the program somehow identifies as potential sales targets. There is no provision for removing or permanently disabling this add-on. Ethics issue?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent protection for free."

    January 29, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Generally non intrusive protection, occasional request to update to paid version which is fair enough.

    Cons

    Significant omission of services compared to paid version, however good level of protection for free. Never had a virus in at least 5 years of use. CHEERS!

    Summary

    Its FREE and provides excellent basic protection.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best protection for Windows"

    January 29, 2015  |   By djwaiki

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    automatic updates

    Cons

    none but i am no hacker.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I've used them all, absolutely the BEST FREE Anti-Virus"

    January 28, 2015  |   By haque-man

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Browser plugin saves so many mistakes from happening. AVAST! Free 2015 finds things many paid programs cannot. And it still allows Windows Defender to run, not that you need both.

    Cons

    Paid version is extraordinary, and everyone who can should upgrade. Free version does not run scans automatically, and few remember to do it weekly.

    Summary

    I Uninstall every other type of AV and start all family and friends on AVAST! Free 2015. I personally see that browser plugin is set up in IE, Firefox and Chrome, then I know folks are safe.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works but annoying pop-ups promoting Avast products"

    January 28, 2015  |   By PeterLech

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Seems to work OK so far, highly rated by Consumer Reports

    Cons

    Constant barrage of ad pop-ups to buy more stuff from Avast

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  • 5.0 stars

    "effective and gives confidence"

    January 27, 2015  |   By haeg1691

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    free and regularly updated

    Cons

    Telling me I have defective search engine, when it means 'google'

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This program is good"

    January 27, 2015  |   By Rick Dd

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Usually catches viruses before they happen even though it is the free version.

    Has lots of set-up variables to allow you to use as you like, not forcing you to do it their way.

    Cons

    Slow to load at start-up.
    Keeps other programs from starting while it is loading itself (sometimes several minutes by the time it checks for updates, etc.)

    Summary

    I really don't know how it compares to other free antivirus programs since i've almost always used this one. I am satisfied with its performance and probably will always keep it as long as it remains free.

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