Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic free antivirus"

    May 12, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Best free antivirus going, does what you need

    Cons

    Nothing to say found no faults

    Summary

    Would and have already recommended this product to others

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not without flaws, but worth checking out."

    May 12, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    For a free antivirus, it has very strong real-time protection. The scanning process is done silently and intuitively. Several real-time protection options designed for a multitude of users; PC gamers can run this in 'Game Mode' without interruptions, whilst those who have little to no computer literacy can run 'Hardened Mode' which is more restrictive but offers tighter malware protection. The user interface is clean and simple to navigate. The software is relatively easy on system resources. Runs smoothly on any PC.

    Cons

    Some display messages will pop-up that skirt the line of adware; lots of marketing attempts to upgrade to the paid client, asking to complete their 'user feedback surveys,' etc. These display messages will still appear even while in 'Game Mode,' though my games themselves have never been interrupted. In addition, this software does little except for real-time protection; there are very few 'extra' features that come free. Definitely a 'one trick pony' but it is good at what it does.

    Summary

    Overall, I have been pretty happy with my Avast antivirus over the past year I've had it installed. I am a dedicated PC gamer, and I enjoy the 'fire and forget' nature of this antivirus. I do run this along side a variety of other programs, such as Piriform's 'CCleaner,' due to the lack of integrated features. Give this antivirus a try; it won't let you down as long as you don't ask too much from it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best anti-virus for family and office"

    May 12, 2015  |   By Shawcamera

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Easy and fast install and registration.

    Cons

    Sometimes confusing messages, with a "What is the next step feeling"

    Summary

    Feature rich experience. Good work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Superior AV w/Spyware protection"

    May 10, 2015  |   By W1AST

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Can be set to be more aggressive in looking for and finding threats than the average AV. Easy to use and understand interface. Updates often and quickly. rarely needs a reboot after updating, so it's not a inconvenience. Talks when updating and announcing a threat found (can be disabled if desired). Great all around product!

    Cons

    Need much less advertising of it's products popups, otherwise nothing.

    Summary

    An excellent and aggressive AV protection program. Well worth using to protect your system. I have been using it for years now and recommend it to everyone I run across. FAR, far better than Norton or McAffee (next to useless) and many other protection programs out there. I highly recommend it!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great antivirus, no problems with this antivirus ."

    May 9, 2015  |   By DAVID92246

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    No problems with this antivirus, I have downloaded it at least 7 times this year in my families computers, that is how much I think of AVAST. I have never had any problems with it,

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is you have to download GOOGLE and the GOOGLE TOOL BAR with it. I do not like GOOGLE, but the un-install is not hard to do.

    Summary

    All in all, for a free antivirus, AVAST is the best in my opinion, I have had AVG in the past but I switched to AVAST because I wanted a better antivirus.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You'll need nothing else"

    May 9, 2015  |   By Lakeicia2011

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    I've used Avast for many years and have not had any problems. I have long gotten pas other name brand Anti-virus due to my concerns with hacking and updates to protect from current threats. It has been a great product and has protected every computer in our home. It even rehabbed my teenager that loved to download any and everything from any site without caring about viruses or malware. Since starting Avast we have not crashed any computers, before she alone and crashed 3.

    Cons

    Update notification that have nothing to do with Avast. As these are updated automatically within the system or as scheduled.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Be careful!"

    May 8, 2015  |   By Tommy Rong

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Good first impression...until you restart your computer.

    Cons

    Don't make any plans...

    Summary

    I've never had any problams with my pc (Lenova Yoga 2 pro) until I installed this program.
    I ran all the scans, and everything seemed quite allright until I restarted my pc.
    Never got past the login, it just ran and ran...for hours no matter how many times i restarted (which had to be forced by holding in the power button) I had to restart my computer in bios safe mode and was forced to do either a system recovery or a total reformat.
    Luckily my computer had a 3 days prior recover date.
    I'll keep using AVG.

    This ******** program took a huge chunk of my day and my data.
    Maybe I was just unlycky with this peice of software. I've read nothing but good reviews.
    None the less, I will not have my experience gone unnoticed. You've been warned!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Best AntiVirus Ever"

    May 8, 2015  |   By Tisa Fitri

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Not Only antivirus, but also search for old program to update

    Cons

    No cons. Very Great Antivirus

    Summary

    Highly Recomended! Best AntiVirus Ever

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Definitely the best free antivirus."

    May 7, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Easy to use and it really works. It protects my pc and smartphone since 2011 and I never had problems with them. I highly recommend Avast.

    Cons

    No such thing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Professional effective anti-virus programme"

    May 6, 2015  |   By rosemary53

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Ease of use, works excellently

    Cons

    None that I know of

    Summary

    An excellent tool for those of us who know just a little about IT

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