Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "User friendly interface; also excellent protection."

    November 22, 2014  |   By euphorhea29

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Constantly updates anti-virus parameters.

    Cons

    Don't like that Grime Fighter that comes secretly bundled.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent program --no problems at all in two years use"

    November 22, 2014  |   By wletien

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Shines bright in its field.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Summary

    Would recommend to all I know

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good Free Antivirus Software!"

    November 22, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Protects against software viruses.

    Cons

    Needs to be re-licensed every year.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "2015 update slowed my netbook"

    November 22, 2014  |   By howardferns

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Avast Free gave me good protection for several years (and still does on my desktop pc).

    Cons

    As anyone who has a netbook knows, it doesn't take much to slow them down, & that's what happened to mine after I updated Avast Free to 2015. It took all the pleasure out of using the machine, while I noticed that whatever I did the tray icon would start spinning, it hardly ever stopped in fact. I couldn't carry on like that, so I turned Avast off & installed a different AV. Straight away my browser was fast again & programs were opening much quicker, too. When I tried to remove Avast with the Uninstall in CCleaner it went from the list but it was still on my machine; it also wasn't in Add/Remove Programs. A search found a bunch of scam sites that try to get you to download their tools, but then I found Avast's own uninstall utility, that did the job.
    I must add that I wasn't impressed with the Avast Software Updater which kept notifying me of new versions that turned out to be solely for later versions of Windows & not for XP which I use. The only answer was to set them on 'Ignore'.

    Summary

    Can't say I'm sorry to say goodbye to Avast 2015, because while it may have been doing a good job of protecting, this was at the cost of me being able to use my netbook satisfactorily. I'm not here to advertise other AVs but the one I installed after some research was suggested by a couple of earlier reviewers. It seems to have a better range of features & it has certainly brought an end to the sluggishness I was experiencing with Avast, but the real test will be whether anything gets past it or not.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Lite, quck and reliable!"

    November 21, 2014  |   By aca84

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Lite, quck and reliable!

    Cons

    Displays ads almoust more then I can tolerate.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "sti the bet out there for a free product"

    November 21, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Still the best free resident-based (active all the time) AV program available, most notably for it's auto-updating features. Heck, they even have free dl-available voice packs for the notifications - I only found out about that at Halloween.

    Cons

    This is not the Avast! of old, and there seems to be more & more pushes to get you to upgrade to their paid version. Understandable as a business model, but I miss the old hassle-free Avast!

    Summary

    you want a great resident AV program for free? Use this, and occasionally run a scan with Malwarebytes, and your system will stay clean.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best. Antivirus. Ever."

    November 20, 2014  |   By Ash.marcel

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Cheap (if not free).
    Excellent virus/spyware/malware detection and protection.
    Daily updates w.r.t virus definitions.
    *Move to chest/sandbox* feature is awesome!

    Cons

    Premium version doesn't offer enough punch for price
    "Avast Virus Database has been updated" gets really old, really fast

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Has kept me safe for over a year. Tks Avast."

    November 20, 2014  |   By Wozzie29

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It's free and works very well

    Cons

    Constant pop up windows (esp with sound!) are totally unnecessary and annoying

    Summary

    I've recommended it and I'm happy with the product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent AV"

    November 20, 2014  |   By roko91

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Simple
    Efficient
    Free to use

    Cons

    Nothing so far

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free Antivirus. Very easy to use."

    November 20, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Free.
    Perfect for internet use.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons.

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