Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still is my favorite free antivirus program."

    March 28, 2015  |   By LillyCoco

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    +the free version keep the new viruses away
    +fast scanning
    +minimum resource usage
    +great performance

    Cons

    - too many unwanted pop-up boxes trying to sell upgrades

    Summary

    I would recommend this program to friends, and if someone asked me to install an anti-virus I'd install avast for them! Good job avast !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It does what it says and it's FREE"

    March 27, 2015  |   By cnetflydakota

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    It's good basic protection and with Microsoft constantly finding yet another security hole to fix, we all need something. Regularly and automatically updated, so to an extent it's install and forget. Happily works in the background without any noticeable slowing of system.

    Cons

    The pop ups in bottom right corner are small nags to upgrade to a paid for version but at least they don't lie in these like AVG and put things like "AVG is out of date update now (when it is updating automatically)

    Summary

    I changed from AVG free as the AVG policy on nags had reached new and ridiculous heights, glad I changed not only for that but I'm finding Avast a nicer user experience. Have to conclude you sometimes get more than you pay for, based on the fact we are not paying at all!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Free Version Can Be Annoying"

    March 26, 2015  |   By Rillnik

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Works okay so far. Better than Norton. Anything is better than Norton!

    Cons

    Win XP support will end in a year or two.

    Summary

    Updated itself twice in the past month. Requires restart of Windows each time. The first update brought a slew of daily nag bubbles to buy the paid version. That seems to have stopped for the time being.

    Regularly offers to speed up the computer by uninstalling "4 worthless programs" but it won't tell me what programs they are. Are they something I actually need or use? No way of knowing so I decline.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the best"

    March 26, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Does what it advertises, quietly and efficiently. Their free version is better that others' paid versions.

    Cons

    They occasionally ask you to rate their program or give feedback, which seems quite reasonable for a free version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic for several years now"

    March 25, 2015  |   By travelinjack3

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Great performance. Love the boot scan.

    Cons

    none. I am happy

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  • 5.0 stars

    "probably the best of the three top anti-virus packages"

    March 25, 2015  |   By cnettter

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    + fast scanning
    + low resource usage
    + many features, options and individuals adjustments
    + robust, non-crashing
    + free

    Cons

    - occasional false positives
    - to many ads & ntofications

    Summary

    excellent product for best possible price

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Avast is the best free anti-virus there is!"

    March 23, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Does everything without you needing to worry!
    Notifies me when there is an update
    Almost never bothers the consumer
    It feels a lot more light weight than other anti-virus!

    Cons

    The "Avast has been updated" noise can get a bit waring!
    The "your computer is running slow and has unnecessary programs pay me money" can be annoying also! I know my computer!

    Summary

    I would prefer to have the free version of this than the paid version of many other anti-virus!
    I would recommend this program to friends, and if someone asked me to install an anti-virus I'd install avast for them!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works, but annoying"

    March 23, 2015  |   By Kintrex

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Since I've had it, I haven't had a single problem with internet and file security.

    Cons

    Recent update have added advertising and the popups are annoying.

    Settings to change the length of time popups appear are present but do nothing. I remember they used to have an effect but now it seems the option is just for show.

    Summary

    This used to be my favorite antivirus program, but with each new update I'm liking it less. If it continues to get worse I may have to look for other options.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "been using for years does what it says on the tin"

    March 23, 2015  |   By admkam

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Work well, easy and quick to use

    Cons

    Most of the pop ups are ok (after all it is free) but some are rather frustrating

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Too many selling pop-ups etc."

    March 23, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Seems to work pretty well and updates without trouble

    Cons

    Too many unwanted pop-up boxes trying to sell upgrades. A separate email would be much less intrusive.

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