Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great anti-virus program -"

    August 20, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Great free antivirus program.

    Cons

    Too much advertising and pop-ups - I don't like this kind of marketing strategy. I call it spam the very thing they're supposed to get rid of.

    Summary

    For being a free anti-virus program - I get tired of all of the pop ups. I'll be in the midst of something and something will pop up. It's very frustrating. The marketing strategy by AVAST which is a great program - for their upgraded premium version is a little too much for me personally.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Better to find something else."

    August 20, 2015  |   By mefutrell

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    I haven't found any.

    Cons

    I have the paid version but it still constantly tries to sell me something else. Meanwhile, all sorts of malware and viruses are wreaking havoc on my PC.

    Summary

    Was of time and money since it does nothing but try to sell you more stuff.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really great free antivirus"

    August 20, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    It's free, doesn't slow down my computer, and it's really easy to use.

    Cons

    The pop-ups can get annoying.

    Summary

    I've used it for 4 years and use the internet on my laptop almost every day. I've had zero problems.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Complete and easy to use"

    August 20, 2015  |   By jtk5969

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Easy to use and seamless updates.
    FREE - "free is good"

    Cons

    Not complete in malware or spyware removal.

    Summary

    A very good free antivirus. Combined with other programs for malware and spyware you can get complete protection.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "FREE UPDATES AUTOMATIC"

    August 19, 2015  |   By ksfair

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    EASY INTERFACE

    Cons

    NONE OPERATES AS EXPECTED

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awersome antivirus"

    August 19, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    - Shows you whitch/when viruses is blocked that you are actually feeling that the antivirus is doing something (if you find it irritating just turn it off)
    - great scans (smart scan, network scan etc.)
    - mobile version
    - you can turn off the antivirus (beleve me or not in some antiviruses you cant)
    - has mini acheviments/karma
    - can connect to other devices (from one pc to another)
    - shows statistics
    - updates everytime so you can get easy protected of the new-made viruses
    -

    Cons

    - the GrimerFighter thingy even if you havent buyed premium it asks you that you need to clean your computer i want but when i click it says i have to buy premium so whats the point of setting it there if you cant do it. (an idea is that you can make it free i mean there is other application out there that can clean your pc better for free so i rather install them than buying premium)
    - make secure line VPN free or something in the tools menu, or its comepletely useless (the tools menu, rescure disk dosent count its nothing) if you havent buyed premium. (also a idea is that you can make secure line VPN free but some of the servers are locked then till you buy premium)

    Summary

    well i s*ck at rathing but i give it a max starts cuz its still one of the best (if not the best) antiviruses out there. I really wanna help them so they one day will lisen some of my request im arent asking much i know you guys need money but does it reallyhave to be that much. i mean premium costs 69.99$ i know sales but its basicly how youre livin nobody will buy a full price premium whit that price.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "reliable and not a resource hog, has nagware,glitches"

    August 17, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Doesn't use a lot of resources, has been reliable for years, and free.

    Cons

    Considerable amount of nagware, but understandable since it's free. Avast notified me that this page's )or was it a popup page?) certificate had expired, and was blocked but I am still able to access it. Had issues getting on other sites until recently for the same reason.

    Summary

    I recommend this over other free av programs to my friends. That in and of itself makes it a top notch rating to me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good stuff"

    August 17, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    I installed Avast Free on my father-in-laws computer because he was having issues with pop-up ads and websites automatically opening. It found 137 instances of malware and made his computer usable again. I've installed it on all of my PC now too.

    Cons

    The free version has lots of pop-up messages asking to upgrade and install additional software. They are harmless but a bit annoying.

    Summary

    Overall, the best free antivirus I have ever used.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Not just the best anti-virus, It's free too!"

    August 17, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    Uses less resources than most other av's
    Looks after itself - Updates etc.
    Simple and straightforward interface.

    Cons

    Haven't really found any, personally not keen on the software updater, all the software it is set to update can automatically updates themselves.

    Summary

    Used for over 7 years, I spend 8-12 hours a day on the internet,, 7 days a week, work and play - Avast free antivirus has never let anything get past it.

    Would recommend unreservedly .

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love It A lot!"

    August 17, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225

    Pros

    If I accidentally download something I didn't mean to that may be full of viruses it's hardened mode stops it in its tracks. What's more is I can earn Karma Points to get a free year of certain security features by staying loyal to them.

    Cons

    They are constantly bombarding me with discounts on their paid services and upgrade notices. Since I don't have anything on my system hackers could want as I only use this Laptop for writing literature which wouldn't be worth taking as they'd have to somehow find a publisher and all that I don't know that I'd have much to lose and thus fail to see the necessity to upgrade. As an extra measure I have saved all my documents that are important to me on removable storage and even in cloud storage just in case of a breach.

    Summary

    In short if you have the money to upgrade or can ignore their constant ploys to get you to upgrade you get a really nice security package that keeps your typical user safe from threats even if they stupidly download a file on a torrent site that has multiple download links and downloads the wrong file.

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