Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Annoying as hell"

    August 25, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Not sure, it works I think??

    Cons

    Annoys me with popups maybe 20 times a day

    Summary

    Annoying popups!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best antivirus. Used for years. No problems & it's free"

    August 24, 2015  |   By selinasjunk

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Very reliable. Have never had any problems with Avast and I've been using it for many years now (about 15 years). I have never had a virus and I work from home and am online every day for many hours. I have changed several computers over the years and always stay with Avast, even when the computer I purchase comes with an antivirus. I don't trust the others because I've had problems with others in the past. I will stay with Avast. Simply the best.

    Cons

    Have not had any problems. the only con I could possibly think of is every now and then avast will pop up with something, and it kinda annoys me but it's not in my face and it's subtle and I can easily dismiss it so it's not a major problem.

    Summary

    I trust Avast. I recommend Avast to everyone. Have had no problems and Avast is what I've been using for many many years. And it's free. What more could I ask for?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "good free protection had it for many years with no prob"

    August 24, 2015  |   By gwynny phillips

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    always showing in my tray on boot up.

    Cons

    cant think of any. It is a free virsion

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Used for many years. Love it"

    August 24, 2015  |   By sncdoc

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Stays in the background for automatic updates

    Cons

    Too many sale popups

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  • 5.0 stars

    "5/5, would use again"

    August 23, 2015  |   By Tanner Nicholson

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    The best. great quality antivirus, rarely asks for upgrades, free, mobile version, fantastic real-time internet virus block, easy to use, scans are quick

    Cons

    mobile version is constantly telling me things, even when nothing has happened. this is the only annoying/ inconvenient/ con bit of the entire operation

    Summary

    fuggin get it yo

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Been using Avast for over 5yrs wouldn't change it."

    August 23, 2015  |   By dtruiz11

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Avast has saved me time and time again on web site spyware and adware. It has cleared out tons of virus with just a scan and repaired registry entries. Love it.

    Cons

    Since I use free version just a tad annoying with some ads from time to time but thats it. Ads of its own product to buy paid version is all.

    Summary

    Hands down the best free anti-virus software there is out.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works well; it stopped some viruses before damage."

    August 23, 2015  |   By aldkopp

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    I've had no problems for years. I use it on my Android phone too. Same Result.

    Cons

    I can't think of any..

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best home anti-virus softwares out there"

    August 23, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Low resource footprint
    Scans while the PC is inactive
    Good protection
    Regular updates
    Great browser protection
    Great for installing on infected PCs to clean them up
    Powerful boottime scanning

    Cons

    Pops up every few weeks suggesting you upgrade

    Summary

    Overall, fantastic software. Combined with MalwareBytes I've had very few if any viruses that could not be cleaned up. It is extremely powerful, especially with the boottime scanning.
    I've been reccomending this to my clients for years (I'm a systems administrator but I used to work as a consultant)
    Their professional software is fantastic as well.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Avast Free Antivirus is pretty good (overall)"

    August 23, 2015  |   By eldixon

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Avast Free Antivirus appears to be capable of detecting and preventing most common types of malware, suspicious adware and viruses. Personally, I like the warnings, prompts and information conveyed 'in word and voice.'

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I don't like the continuous "pop ups" that periodically appear while I'm in the middle of something. Example: Do you know how many viruses Avast blocked on your computer this week? (ect.). Another problem with Avast is that it has to be disengaged before performing a "System Restore."

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good But Not Full Cleaning"

    August 23, 2015  |   By SmallFamilyof3A

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    A nasty virus that added porn was removed. The porn remained. For that I downloaded another software from CNET called 'Porn Terminator' that scanned, detected and removed the porn images and videos.

    Cons

    A nasty virus that added porn was removed. The porn remained. For that I downloaded another software from CNET called 'Porn Terminator' that scanned, detected and removed the porn images and videos.

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