Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Been using it for ages, never let me down."

    August 29, 2015  |   By drewc90

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Free. Let's be honest, that is probably why most of us have it. Just as good as paid anti virus. Never had any problems. Not a memory hog.

    Cons

    Can't think of any except it pops up in the bottom right corner every once and a while for different things. Like this time it popped up and said please review avast... so I am.

    Summary

    Great anti virus. No problems. Oh, it's free. DL it.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Worked great until Windows 10"

    August 28, 2015  |   By carol.hollett

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Was always happy with Avast until Windows 10 - could be a bit cumbersome in the background and the pop ups area bit annoying, but it is free so overall no problem.

    Cons

    Have had to uninstall as it seems to have caused a critical error with the start menu and Cortana issues in Windows 10. Laptop is working fine and critical error has gone now Avast is uninstalled.

    Summary

    Would reinstall if solution found to the Windows 10 problem

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works OK, But ..."

    August 28, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Seems to do the job.

    Cons

    FAR too many nag screens, begging you in various ways to give them money (claims that your computer is running slowly, etc.). If they don't want to offer a free product, then perhaps they should charge for it to begin with, rather than annoy the user multiple times a day. The nag screens don't just disappear after a few seconds, either. You have stop what you're doing and click on them. Also, it's not clear which button you need to click when upgrading the program. The free version appears to be grayed out (not clickable), while the paid version is prominently clickable. If it weren't for the constant nag screens, I would've given the program 5 stars.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great free antivirus"

    August 27, 2015  |   By rattacko123

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Works well
    FREEEEEE (unless you upgrade)
    has useful features

    Cons

    A bit bloated with advertisements

    Summary

    AVAST antivirus is a great piece of antivirus software, and I have used it for more than four years. It works well and protects against various viruses/programs. AVAST antivirus receives virus definition updates quite often (more than daily) which is great.
    My only problem is that recently it has started to be a bit bloated and it advertises with popups on the bottom right corner of my screen. But I can't really complain since the thing is free.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Used to be the best but losing the plot now"

    August 27, 2015  |   By dgoadby

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Reliable virus detection

    Cons

    Getting cheeky with the messages and pop-ups.
    Really stupid recommendations sometimes on systems that are running ok and stable.
    Fed up with updates that require reboots.
    Sneaky Chrome install option. Should be opt-in not opt-out

    Summary

    I switched from AVG five years ago as it was getting bloated. Sadly, AVAST is going the same way.
    The nag screens are a PITA and do not encourage me to upgrade.
    Recently it has stopped Firefox downloads completing so it is now turned off for 10 mins whilst downloads complete another PITA.
    I am considering switching back to AVG or trying another.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Effective, bu too obtrusive last time."

    August 27, 2015  |   By lobo_mailru

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Free, effective, nice user interface, contains remote access tools.

    Cons

    Too much adverticement last ltime. Scanning hard drive after turning computer on takes all resources and makes computer usage almost impossible; schedule is impossible to edit.

    Summary

    I am still planning to use it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE BEST OF THE BEST"

    August 26, 2015  |   By Mr Free

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    I have used AVAST for several years on my desk top, my laptop, phone & tablet.
    It has never let me down to date its simple and free.
    If you don't use it give it a try it. The product has so many extra features virus scan auto updates, scan for outdated soft ware and browser add on scan plus many others.
    I will always stay with it as i know I can trust it.

    Cons

    None found to date

    Summary

    you could pay a lot of money for other productsand the protection could be poorer

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Probably the best freebie anti-virus there is."

    August 26, 2015  |   By khamma

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    My Anti-virus of choice. It has saved me more than once from a drive-by attack. In earlier years, I loved it.

    Cons

    Each new iteration of the app eats more CPU and memory. I often have to disable its file shields so I can work.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Win 10? Don't bother"

    August 25, 2015  |   By Zoltar_Speaks

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Was good on Win 7

    Cons

    Causes Start Menu and Cortana problems at log in on Win 10. Binned it for something better.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Annoying as hell"

    August 25, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Not sure, it works I think??

    Cons

    Annoys me with popups maybe 20 times a day

    Summary

    Annoying popups!!!

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