Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free AV software I'we used"

    December 17, 2014  |   By finnjord

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Appears to take care of any issues. Have not had any problems since install.

    Cons

    Irritating frequent pop-uips to upgrade.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best AV out there"

    December 16, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I've used Avast (free version) for over 7 years now and I won't use anything else. Interface is user friendly, it protects without being intrusive. I tried Norton once because it was pre-installed on my laptop but I removed it and downloaded Avast. I make sure my friends know which is the better product. Thanks Avast for making an awesome product that anyone can afford, that means a lot these days.

    Cons

    Not one that I can think of.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I've used Avast for years."

    December 16, 2014  |   By David_Turner

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I've used Avast antivirus for years and am happy to continue using it,because I trust it.

    Cons

    I wish that it still had the boot time scan.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free, Efficient, Reliable"

    December 16, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    1) Extremely efficient detection and quarantine engine
    2) Slick interface
    3) Minimal delay on computer startup
    4) Its Free!!

    Cons

    1) Boot up scan detects but is unable to delete several reported files, so it leaves no choice but to ignore them all
    2) Scan on execute supposedly scans certain programs before they execute but I suppose certain amount of code gets executed before the scan initializes (Maybe it allows the safe code to execute and I might be wrong but that was an observation)

    Summary

    I have been using Avast for years ever since I switched to it and have recommended it to many of my friends and colleagues who are using the same now. I am a student and I do not make or have enough to pay in monetary terms, although I look forward to make my contribution when I start making it. All I can do is recommend and wish luck.

    Good Luck!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome Product"

    December 16, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Runs smoothly and with almost no impact on PC performances

    Cons

    Not really, maybe the number of pop-up dialog boxes, but I find they reduced them as well lately.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Incredib antivirus software - and it's free too!"

    December 16, 2014  |   By butch.ammon

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I am a huge fan of Avast after using various flavors of AV software (Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc...) over the years. Avast runs silently in the background and runs so smoothly and efficiently, you hardly know it's there. But it's always there 24/7 protecting you from harmful viruses, spyware, malware, and Lord only knows what else might be out there!

    Cons

    None that I have ever found.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is the best free anti virus app I ever used."

    December 16, 2014  |   By Rodhog

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Scans everything you download, and make sure it is safe to open.

    Cons

    Rarely does spyware get past it, but once in a blue moon.

    Summary

    I would recommend to anyone who wants a great anti virus app,and peace of mind while surfing the net.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I had Norton... then I switched and wont go back"

    December 15, 2014  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Actually catches malicious data! I wrote a simple virus and put it on my desktop when I had Norton and nothing happened. With Avast, the file was deleted seconds after creation. I also liked how, when I had an adware virus on my laptop Avast found and removed it all (with slight help from malwarebytes.)

    Cons

    I have Avast running on my Windows 7 computer with less luck. I think it's because those gadgets on the side... the ones windows deemed as unsafe to your computer? Well I think the Avast one may need an update or something. I get that windows no longer supports the tech for those things but something needs to happen.

    Summary

    Avast is an awesome alternative for people who need an inexpensive antivirus and I would highly recommend Avast to all my friends and co-workers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best AV for a while now."

    December 15, 2014  |   By unique9fl

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    doesn't slow system, excellent detection, auto updates.

    Cons

    I don't find any. I think it's the best AV of the popular ones.

    Summary

    Runs well. Confident in results. Light on system. Auto updates.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very pleased. Easy and useful with good integration."

    December 15, 2014  |   By Keith2112

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Good utility

    Cons

    frequent pop-ups without user control

    Summary

    Would definitely recommend to other users.

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