Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "THE BEST PROTECTION"

    December 24, 2014  |   By glinkel

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    FREE!! Minimal resources used. You can't even tell that it is constantly protecting you in the back ground. Very thorough at the same time. Fun features like "Pirate Talk" in the language settings

    Cons

    Starting to push the premium versions and "other tools" a little too hard.

    Summary

    I LOVE this product and I recommend it to EVERYONE that talks to me for computer advice, which is a lot of people, because I am an IT. Everyone that uses it loves it as well. Keep up the good work AVAST teams!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "it's really good and easy to use."

    December 24, 2014  |   By fangal_64

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    it is silent, use low resurse, and his protect is good.

    Cons

    no comment.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Relatively simple,reliable"

    December 23, 2014  |   By silver760

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to install,updates regularly and does a good job of blocking viruses and other unwanted nasty bugs.

    Cons

    The control panel for avast can be a little confusing and excessive for the uninitiated.In days gone by the control panel for avast was a very simple affair with vary little within it.Over the years it has become excessively overgrown and bloated.There are dozens of features that I have never ever had the need to use.

    Summary

    Overall for what it is it is extremely good value,being free after all! Touch wood it has never let me down in the 10 or so years I have been using it.It would be nice to see it "Dumbed down".It doesn't need to contain over half the options included in the free version,in the pay version even more features are unlocked,features which the average user will never use.I certainly cannot fault it and it certainly beats paying out for an anti-virus.Unlike programme like Norton it doesn't slow your machine down and ask ridiculous questions everytime you want to carry out an operation.Such features drive me nuts!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "poor customer service"

    December 23, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It provides decent computer protection

    Cons

    They do no honor their guarantee, the grime fighter does nothing at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic program!"

    December 23, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It really helps to have this program on your pc!

    Cons

    Ummm...can't think of any sorry.

    Summary

    Avast has been on my pcs since we first discovered it about 5 years or more ago! We love the way it helps our pcs! Thank you Avast!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! ?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best there is"

    December 23, 2014  |   By man0

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Minimal drag on the system, great performance, has pre-boot scanning. It's the best I've found out there.

    Cons

    Nothing at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus i have ever used"

    December 22, 2014  |   By raowaleedahmad

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Automatic update Spam protection , Boot time scan option is the best one

    Cons

    difficult to recover files

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best Anti-Virus application you can use!"

    December 22, 2014  |   By pmfrech

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    What is there not to like, love this product!

    Cons

    None, at least that I have been able to find.

    Summary

    Recommend this product to everyone, have it on all my computers, laptops and mobile devices.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I have been using it for 4 years"

    December 22, 2014  |   By kac_1968

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to use and it's free You can upgrade for a small fee for a higher amount of protection

    Cons

    None that I had found

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Best to Worst"

    December 22, 2014  |   By jfrye433

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Great anti-virus software at its core.

    Cons

    Has resorted to sleezy background tactics to generate revenue. The first thing I noticed was their message they started injecting into my outgoing emails sent via Outlook (scanned by Avast!). Okay, not horrible, but then it turned into random advertisements that took you to the dark corners of the internet! So, business clients began responding wondering why I was doing this... pretty embarrassing.

    You can read about other stuff such as Avast injecting their own AdWare into your browser via their extension (http://www.howtogeek.com/199829/avast-antivirus-was-spying-on-you-with-adware-until-this-week/).

    Summary

    Avast! used to be the best anti-virus protection, paid or unpaid. I have used Avast! for several years and have recommended it to everyone I know (I am in technology field so everyone asks me about stuff like this). Frankly, I am embarrassed. I think the product is still good, but the changes that have occurred over the last year are really concerning (see cons). I would not recommend this to anyone going forward.

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