Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best free antivirus what more can you say"

    November 27, 2014  |   By whitstwrt2

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    once installed just leave it to run itself

    Cons

    non to mention so far

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome product - I use it on all my home's computers!"

    November 26, 2014  |   By tjohnson13

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Catches just about everything; easy to use, if you want, once you install it you can pretty much just let it do it's thing.
    I've used Avast on all my household's computers for well over 5 years, never had a problem.
    Boot-time scan catches everything!

    Cons

    Occasionally - very occasionally will miss a new rootkit or some such attack, and once in a while has a false positive.
    To get the best protection, you have to buy the advanced version.
    Boot scan takes a long time.

    Summary

    Awesome product - would recommend to anyone to use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works well."

    November 25, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    very much automatic

    Cons

    not any really

    Summary

    For the worst virus infection, running an Avast scan in Safe Mode saved my operating system. Boot-time scanning has been useful. I also use the freeware versions of MBAM, SuperAntispyware, Spybot S&D, and CCleaner, and I once had to use the Windows repair disc to save my operating system.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Low resource use and easy to use"

    November 25, 2014  |   By nick whiteley

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Low resource use
    Easy to use
    Price

    Cons

    Lots of popups by default. These can be turned off though.

    Summary

    Better than any of the paid AV products I have used, though I have used Avast for 5 years so others may have improved.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It's a relatively good product. I use it on my mobile p"

    November 25, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to use and effective in detecting viruses.

    Cons

    Does not detect ALL viruses.

    Summary

    Good but some little improvement on virus detection needed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Safe and kinda free"

    November 24, 2014  |   By ToxicPosion

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    the basic anti-virus function is good

    Cons

    not entirely free, some functions are hidden

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Avast has kept my machines safe for many years."

    November 24, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Avast has always been reliable, never once have any of my computers been infected by any malware or anything of the likes. For many years, my family have been protected by Avast, and had no problems with it.

    Cons

    When I make my own games in game maker, the analysis crashes them, and it takes a while for me to open them to test them. Please add a feature to whitelist programs created by a specific program itself.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "its free and I"ve had no let-downs yet"

    November 23, 2014  |   By donadavs

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Free?
    Functional.
    Not in-your-face too often about upgrading.
    Recommended updates for other programs.
    Browser add-on is non invasive, but informative.

    Cons

    You get occasional deceptive pop-ups saying "you have x things that could be improved" or "you could save x MB of memory", but then you have to upgrade to get the feature.

    Summary

    Best free Anti-virus I've had.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "rip off artists"

    November 23, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    First year payed not a single problem, automatic updates on and virus defs kept up to date.

    Cons

    Got notification from Avast that it was time to renew, sent payment and a week later still no paid version and wham I now have a virus it seems, called support explained what happened, got remote support to look at my machine, "found issues" ( later the files mentioned were legit drivers) told they could fix the issue for a 1 time fee of $150+. I obviously declined as the software I PAID FOR was supposed to keep my machine free of these issues. Fast forward to much research later and the issues that showed as a virus was the out of date antivirus causing everything to function very slowly or fail opening, also had to find third party software to remove this piece of crap as it could not even be uninstalled via regular methods.(The fact that there is third party software to remove avast is statement enough)!!

    Summary

    Don't waste your hard earned cash on this devious and malicious company.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good but becoming bulky"

    November 22, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Never had any issues with viruses that it couldn't block or sort out pretty sheepish.
    Pretty well documented if you just do a google search for whatever your looking for with avast its always at the top.
    Barely any (if any) false positives
    Can give it a pirate voice pack \o/

    Cons

    Bloated started to auto install tools that you dont have access too because you arent paying for them. Grimefighter is my main problem telling me it has xyz that it can remove but only if you "pay this small fee" type of thing. With popups and everything drove me crazy
    Hard to find information like if its scanning or where to turn firewalls/scans off etc.

    Summary

    Overall best of the free AV out there.

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