Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I've never gotten a virus using this"

    March 2, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Free, effective

    Cons

    They ask you to upgrade every day. Not pushy, just a slide up to turn off

    Summary

    I do a lot of web searches and used to get viruses that had to be cleaned out. Since switching to Avast two years ago, I've not gotten any. When a page has been hacked, Avast stops it from loading

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wonderful product!"

    March 2, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    The network scanner, the sand box app. and the fact that it is not system intensive.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works great, Too many Ads on the free version"

    February 27, 2015  |   By mrobinsonjr

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Works as advertised. Ive been using avast since the 4.8 days and I love it.

    Cons

    1. Too many ads on the free version. And what I mean is popup notifications near the system tray. Make an option to turn these off.

    2. Make the Free AV registration renewal more of a streamlined process. One thing I hate is when I go to renew my free license and I have Example being: "Buy internet security for 37.99 a year" in my face when I just wanted to renew my Free license. Last one I did for my mother I couldn't click on the Stay with free protection button. Had to uninstall it and reinstall it.

    3. Make the virus chest more accessible. Its buried into the program and to have avast to quarantine a legitimate program (false positive) I have to spend an hour to find the virus chest.

    Summary

    Like I said previously said, if these things are fixed, i will update this review.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "good for blocking malware and such"

    February 26, 2015  |   By dluep2

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    gets most of the bad stuff out there

    Cons

    customer service sucks . no response after multiple requests for a issue with a malware problem

    Summary

    at least my computer is protected from some of the bad stuff out there. but good luck hearing back from customer nonservice if you have a problem

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is a great software"

    February 25, 2015  |   By cbsitestuser

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 8.0.1483.73

    Pros

    This is a great software

    Cons

    This is a great software

    Summary

    This is a great software

    Updated on Feb 25, 2015

    This is an update to my review of this awesome software

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great anti-virus"

    February 25, 2015  |   By kyle3389

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Catches everything.
    Nice interface
    100% full system scanning (takes forever even on a SSD)
    Safezone is cool, never use it though.
    I like how it has the ability to scan for network threats (weaknesses in your homenetwork)

    Cons

    None!
    None!

    Summary

    Overall a very good anti-virus. I put this on all my computers, and recommend it to all my friends.
    They also have very good android anti-virus/anti-theft. So if you got an android phone check it out! Works great! (only 1.99 a month for pro features also)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the first software to install on any pc."

    February 23, 2015  |   By mike19599

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    does the job and then some.

    Cons

    sometimes flags stuff that are not viruses.

    Summary

    This software must be used on every pc. I do use for 10 years on all my PCs.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Was amazing... until CPU Drain!"

    February 22, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    This antivirus will find most if not all viruses/malware in your computer.
    Different ways to scan computer- smart, quick, deep
    Quick in detecting dangerous pop-up ads

    Cons

    Recently, the antivirus has been draining my CPU up to 100%, slowing down my computer stupendously!!!!!!! I'm not sure what happened, but until this gets fixed, I'm giving this product 3 stars.

    Summary

    Great software, but weird bug.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus"

    February 22, 2015  |   By Abir_Taheer

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    protects people from bad websites and can scan files its like an all in one

    Cons

    none its amazing and its free

    Summary

    love it

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Epic Fail, downloaded with it multiple viruses."

    February 21, 2015  |   By OE-BAR

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    NONE unless you wish to have viruses on your computer.

    Cons

    Thank God for Malware Bytes. Along with this download came malware, spyware and unwanted viruses, witch Avast failed to find. Go figure.

    Summary

    NOT RECOMMENDED.

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