Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Three Years without a malware infection."

    January 22, 2015  |   By slyder61

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    The online protection has saved my bacon many times by automatically detecting and blocking sites that attempt to download without permission.

    Cons

    Frequent pop-up ads for things I don't need or want.

    Summary

    I haven't even tried any of the competing free products because Avast simply works. If it ain't broke there is no need to fix it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I have used this product for over 10 years."

    January 21, 2015  |   By patti.hansen.33

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I have used the "free" version of Avast for over 10 years. I have never been disappointed in the effectiveness of the product even though I never upgraded to a more comprehensive version. I always refer my friends to Avast.

    Cons

    None in over 10 years.

    Summary

    Avast is a very capable, effective antivirus program for the vast majority. If you want enhanced coverage, they offer options at a reasonable price. The product is so good, I haven't had the need to upgrade because my computer use is lower than most people need. Highly recommend this product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Software!!"

    January 21, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I have always felt protected and it runs very smoothly.

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing negative to say about the software or a company that offers such quality in their free version.

    Summary

    Great product and honestly I have used the free version for far too long. I need to support the company and buy the full version ASAP

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Efficient."

    January 21, 2015  |   By michael.payne.9887

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    This product does what it advertises. No issues since I have installed it. Overhead is minimal.

    Cons

    Not all-encompassing.

    Summary

    I would buy it - but the free version is sufficient.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great antivirus"

    January 21, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I've been using Avast for 10+ years and never have a problem.

    Cons

    At times some annoying popups, but that comes with free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best no-nonsense antivirus I've ever used"

    January 21, 2015  |   By friedarxc.mee

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Installs easily
    Requires little knowledge
    works very well

    Cons

    If it blocks something you want unblocked you have to wait for the Avast company support to unblock it. (report false positive, and then wait for them to confirm it.) Kinda a pain in the butt.

    Summary

    I've used this antivirus for years (the free version) and it has done a fabulous job. The program is basic, and fights what might affect my computer for my type of web surfing/emailing etc...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A brilliant product"

    January 21, 2015  |   By surfingdave

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It's Free, but it certainly seems to do the job of my previous purchased product.

    Cons

    I have it on both my Desktop PC and my Laptop, and it definitely slows the Laptop down on Start Up, but once up and running its fine.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The BEST anti virus I have ever used!"

    January 21, 2015  |   By juanita.bowman.10

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It has stopped every malware and attempted virus download I have received thus far. Nothing gets by it! I have used several anti virus protections over the years... and had to have the viruses and malwares removed by professionals but not with Avast. I will not have any other anti virus but Avast!

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of one single thing to say that it a negative about Avast.

    Summary

    As I have said previously, I have had several anti viruses and still had to take my computer into professionals to have them removed. Not with Avast. It has stopped every single attempt to invade my computer! I will not have any other anti virus on my computer!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "an excellent choice"

    January 20, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Free.
    highly effective effective.
    unobtrusive, it does its thing in the background and simply tells you when it has updated the database, wants to install a program update (and then a restart of course) or it has stopped a threat. simple and effective.
    its proven to be quite aggressive in actively protecting against threats.

    Cons

    there is a very slight degradation in internet performance because its actively scanning the stat streams.

    its not as good as it used to be. recently, a lot of programming modules have been removed or hidden away. you can buy some of them back with premium or al a carte.

    the interface has also suffered. it has a lot more shiny displays, fancy transitions and graphic displays now, but its a lot harder to use and get around in. its also very aggressive in offering upgrades to purchase. very hard to get usable information at times.

    also, they have added to the rotation of alerts non-alert level messages about features that you could use.

    Summary

    in summery, avast remains a highly effective and capable FREE antivirus program.

    but its suffered a bit in recent years with the greater emphasis on getting more pay users. understandable, but some of the program modules that were made part of this push have been missed.
    please note that i consider that its still great and continue to use it, but the missing star is ONLY because of the changes brought about by the greater emphasis on getting pay users.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I give it a 5"

    January 20, 2015  |   By tony.ramon3

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    aneasy anti virus to run

    Cons

    with it being free the should be more free applications should given

    Summary

    a great anti virus programe

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