Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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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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  • 5.0 stars

    "very good AVAST antivirus"

    March 23, 2015  |   By pastilchen

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    I use it for all my devices which runs windows system or android. Free version. It seems to be very good and look good, too.

    Cons

    Even for Avast free version it's nothing to claim to be bad.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is effective."

    March 23, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    protection against all kinds of threats.
    Boot time scan is a really effective.
    Above all it is free.

    Cons

    when it finds a lot of threats, the system hangs.

    Summary

    I use the free version of avast and it really useful as i use some other paid antivirus application.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best & free? It looks like its possible :)"

    March 23, 2015  |   By Domagoj ari

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    - effective
    - efficient
    - free
    - hassle free

    Cons

    - (understandable) nags
    - 'going the way of others' (i.e. becoming bloatier) with every release (e.g avastui.exe of older versions used to use less than 1MB when dormant while the latest update runs two avastui.exe instances each of which eats ~25MB of RAM)...

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Great Protection But..."

    March 22, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Strong Virus Protection

    Cons

    * way to many popups for sales and other things like rate us on download.com
    * Pushes the paid version alot, annoying when just needing to update the free version
    * Paid Version needs much better pup detection

    Summary

    Had the paid version but ended up with pup infection, so went back to free version for virus protection and paid for malwarebytes for pup and malware protection

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It's been a good, small-footprint programme."

    March 22, 2015  |   By Lila Wagner

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    1. It's free.
    2. It's not a big memory hog.

    Cons

    It has become a bit of a nag about upgrading to the priced version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free Antivirus Software"

    March 22, 2015  |   By davidfranks

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    Well established, well designed, up to date
    Additional free features: Software updater, Browser cleanup

    Cons

    Internet Security feature is not free. workaround: there are other excellent free software for this like Spybot and the NoScript addon in Firefox

    Summary

    In this world where few things are really free, Avast AV is one of the rare exceptions

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It seems to work very well"

    March 21, 2015  |   By Greg Mathers

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

    Pros

    I do believe it is finding and saving me from viruses.

    Cons

    I have the free version and it recently has been popping up a lot of "ADs" for to sell upgrades and it's other security products.

    Summary

    It definitely is worth putting on your computer, I don't know if the "paid" versions are worth it since I have not tried any of them.

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