Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent - Highly recommended!"

    January 20, 2015  |   By gregorycartoon

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to use, very intuitive

    Cons

    Not found any yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free Antivirus"

    January 20, 2015  |   By abhirampraj

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    -Free version the Best, Not a single problem in the past 4 years

    Cons

    Had some problems when turning on the Web shield, some web pages behaving unexpectedly... But soon rectified. Now works fine

    Summary

    I've never used the paid version, I'vl soon give it a try. But the free version matches the paid version of other Antivirus softwares.. Plus they Avast never compromise with the security even you are using a Free Version.. Thats the best I've observed in any Antivirus

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installed a virus adware on my computer..."

    January 20, 2015  |   By Kippid

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Really good at getting rid of viruses.

    Cons

    It was ad free for about 3 months. Then I started getting popups for the paid service of the program. I find that to be acceptable. Then about 8 months of owning it it downloaded an extension into my google chrome which was in the option settings of avast that I disabled. It forced a "Price Smart Avast" extension into my google chrome. The extension cause me to be unable to select my web address bar and would close any new tab i attempted to select. It caused me to be unable to select my chrome setting or view/disable the extension. It also cause my windows 8 side tab to be unselectable by my mouse. I could only use my screen swipe to access the menu.

    Summary

    Avoid this program at all costs. They must have given into the temptation of ads, and the adwares are extremely malicious.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Safe Virus Free"

    January 20, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Best fast some are free

    Cons

    not everything is free

    Summary

    Killed 99.9% virus, left 0.01% virus to tell the other viruses what will happen when they come again

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus I've used as an IT worker."

    January 19, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Real time file and web scanning works very well (sometimes all too well)

    Cons

    No easy way to turn it off an on.
    Hard to get it to allow a program to run that it labels as malware.

    Summary

    Overall a great piece of software with efficient real-time scanners and low impact on the system.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Five Star Performance"

    January 19, 2015  |   By marshall12201

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I've used this product for years on all my devices. Proactive, timely virus definition updates, great UI, free version just as good as most paid home virus programs. Really like browser, network integration, tools, etc. I even put avast! on my android tablets.

    Cons

    My crappy smartphone won't load avast! app. My bad, I got just what I paid for. Ha!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Catches all my potential viruses"

    January 19, 2015  |   By Taram1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Catches all my potential viruses and dkeeps my PCs safe

    Cons

    Too many unwanted ads asking me to buy other products. (I finally took time one day to go into the system to try and see if I could turn them off. I was able to unmark something. The frequency of ads lessened, but I still get them.)

    Summary

    Even with the unwanted grim fighter ads, it is much more effective and useful than other virus catcher/cleaners available today.

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