Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best protection for Windows"

    January 29, 2015  |   By djwaiki

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    automatic updates

    Cons

    none but i am no hacker.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I've used them all, absolutely the BEST FREE Anti-Virus"

    January 28, 2015  |   By haque-man

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Browser plugin saves so many mistakes from happening. AVAST! Free 2015 finds things many paid programs cannot. And it still allows Windows Defender to run, not that you need both.

    Cons

    Paid version is extraordinary, and everyone who can should upgrade. Free version does not run scans automatically, and few remember to do it weekly.

    Summary

    I Uninstall every other type of AV and start all family and friends on AVAST! Free 2015. I personally see that browser plugin is set up in IE, Firefox and Chrome, then I know folks are safe.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works but annoying pop-ups promoting Avast products"

    January 28, 2015  |   By PeterLech

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Seems to work OK so far, highly rated by Consumer Reports

    Cons

    Constant barrage of ad pop-ups to buy more stuff from Avast

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  • 5.0 stars

    "effective and gives confidence"

    January 27, 2015  |   By haeg1691

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    free and regularly updated

    Cons

    Telling me I have defective search engine, when it means 'google'

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This program is good"

    January 27, 2015  |   By Rick Dd

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Usually catches viruses before they happen even though it is the free version.

    Has lots of set-up variables to allow you to use as you like, not forcing you to do it their way.

    Cons

    Slow to load at start-up.
    Keeps other programs from starting while it is loading itself (sometimes several minutes by the time it checks for updates, etc.)

    Summary

    I really don't know how it compares to other free antivirus programs since i've almost always used this one. I am satisfied with its performance and probably will always keep it as long as it remains free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program really works"

    January 24, 2015  |   By herckit97

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Multiple scans, quick or intensive
    Runs in background
    Stops bad websites

    Cons

    None from me

    Summary

    Have used it for a lot of years, no other, chose this one over Mcaffee

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Won't un-install "SlimWare's: Driver Update""

    January 23, 2015  |   By Lila789

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It took nearly two hours to clean up the "grime" on our computer, so feel very strongly that it was doing something beneficial.

    Cons

    My credit card was charged twice, so I have to call and see what that was about.
    I was hoping that it would remove the program installed by publisher "SlimWare," which I believe to be malware, but it did not. I have been unable to successfully uninstall this SlimWare program; it seems to come with a built in guard against allowing someone to uninstall it.

    Summary

    All-in-all, I guess Avast is probably an OK program for general grime, but specific viruses it does not seem to take care of. I think we will still have to take our computer in to a "doctor" if we want to get rid of that d*mn SlimWare thing. Ugh.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome program and free protection!"

    January 23, 2015  |   By ben.mowbray

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Blocks pretty much everything
    Never had any trouble with it
    Good compatibility
    Excellent firewall

    Cons

    Annoying ads for other products crop up, but hey, free virus protection, no complaining!

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  • 5.0 stars

    ""The" best antivirus program I have ever used!"

    January 23, 2015  |   By weedmannj

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Avast is easy to use, easy to understand, auto updates are great.
    I have never gotten a virus or anything by that matter since I started using Avast over a decade ago I would guess. I had a worm virus (Klez) virus, it sends emails out of your computer at a rate of up 400-500 per day...Avast annihilated this virus and set my system back to perfect and that was over 10 years ago. I love Avast**

    Cons

    Not a one.

    Summary

    If your "not" using Avast....Your not safe.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I have always used Avast Free but...."

    January 23, 2015  |   By paula.graff1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Has always been a good program in the past, catches things some don't and easy to install.

    Cons

    Every since I have installed this time around (2015) my computer has slowed down, freezes frequently and takes up to 46sec's now to open a page...not happy about that at all.

    Summary

    Would love this again if my cons were fixed....

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