Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Solid Protection, Easy to use, Great Price :)"

    July 15, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    Solid Free Antivirus. Prompts to purchase are not pushy.

    Cons

    Pop overs in corner can be annoying, but rarely so

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  • 5.0 stars

    "10+ Years with Avast and no viruses"

    July 15, 2015  |   By EXoCiDe

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    1. Free and up-to-date: The company has not missed a beat with the virus definition updates EVER, and it has been free FROM DAY ONE.
    2. I can add exclusions (what NOT to scan) for any file, folder or web URL that I want.

    Cons

    None. Avast is good enough for any professional to use, but their business model has been that while it's free to the individual, a paid license is required for any business that wishes to use it.

    Summary

    It's hard to believe but there are features available that I haven't used (like Software Updater) and probably never will (Rescue Disk, Mobile Security) but they are available to those who want them, and not all up in your face... and did I mention this is all still free?

    You can also buy the Avast firewall if you use a modem without a router and don't trust Windows Firewall to get the job done.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Satisfactory Free Antivirus"

    July 15, 2015  |   By Tomislav Plazoni

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    It's free, has constant updates

    Cons

    Unnecessary warning/confirmation prompts, occasionally

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does and exceelent job blocking bad websites"

    July 15, 2015  |   By MusicMan041568

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    Ease of updating outdated software such as Adobe Flash Player
    Checks network security thoroughly with excellent results
    Browser cleanups are a breeze, no need to use actual browser settings
    Ease of registering offline with a computer that has no internet access

    Cons

    GrimeFighter causes Windows XP to change search options and does not continue to show programs used on the start menu. Settings after each scan are remembered from last use, thereby having re-select personal options for each scan. Some computers have a bad screen resolution when using GrimeFighter. GrimeFighter does not remember network connections when they are required a password to connect to the internet.

    Summary

    Without the improvements of GrimeFighter from the "Cons" list above, I may not continue to use GrimeFighter much longer and just use the Virus Scanner and other features that are working well by Avast.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Antivirus with the least impact on pc speed"

    July 14, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    tons of options, easy customizable

    Cons

    notifications can be too often

    Summary

    great, reliable software, even the free version. Easy to install.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I love Avast Free antivirus"

    July 14, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    One of the only programs to let you do a Boot scan for nasty viruses.

    Cons

    I see none for this program. I have used it for many years and will continue to do so.

    Summary

    Avast Free Antivirus 2015 is the best Antivirus program you can you. As a computer Tech, I use it daily to help others with computer problems. If you think you need more then please feel free to upgrade to a paid version. I don't think you need if unless you need more like a firewall etc. I have seen others say the same thing.. you can try others ones but you will come back to Avast just like I do.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "it does the job"

    July 14, 2015  |   By chieflg

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    I choose the level of security. I am made aware of different security measures that are available.

    Cons

    Can be confusing at times, but it just takes a little effort to get clued up.

    Summary

    At no cost, this is an awesome security tool.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I'm very impressed with this antivirus software"

    July 13, 2015  |   By chas bear

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    Unlike some other well known brands I'm yet come across any glitches, or slowdowns. It is an effective means of inoculating my computer and its best of all its free

    Cons

    I'm yet to find any issues of concern!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's the most reliable free internet security software."

    July 13, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    Free, light, easily understandable UI, doesn't bug you with commercials, updates often, it's as strict as it should be.

    Cons

    Takes a little more space on the hard drive than it should.

    Summary

    Overall, an excellent choice for the home user who doesn't know much and can't be bugged much about internet security.
    Also awesome choice for the fewer who know a bit more ;)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I don't I've ever regretted it since my first download"

    July 13, 2015  |   By ade.sam

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223

    Pros

    It does all the essentials and more. It even lets you know of offers on other sites when you are trying to buy something (if you have it on your browser). So it's free and can help you save money. You might be so grateful you would want to buy the full version.

    Cons

    It's free.

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