Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great antivirus solution!"

    June 12, 2015  |   By CptSternn

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Easy to install, effective, automatically updates, free

    Cons

    Does have small ads that pop-up in the bottom right corner a couple times a week.

    Summary

    Great product that does a great job.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Extensive functionality and great interface"

    June 11, 2015  |   By mark.kearns

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    File, web and mail shield included and easy to configure.

    Cons

    I could find none. The nag screens did not bother me - it is free after all!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the BEST!"

    June 10, 2015  |   By mjw6555

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    I've been around awhile now...been on the web since it was all text, and I've used so many different anti-virus programs...from Agnitum to Kaspersky, McAfee and Panda to PC Tools, Symantec and Trend Micro, and just about everything in-between.
    I feel fairly qualified to say that Avast is the simplest, strongest and easily the most efficient way to keep your systems, tablets and phones free of all the nasties out there trying to get in and make your life miserable!
    I've lost track of how long I've been using Avast...probably about 10 or 15 years (at least)...have been attacked hundreds and hundreds of times...and none of my systems...desktops, laptops, tablets or phones...have EVER been infected!!!
    NEVER!
    Avast has some serious magicians putting in some serious hours, because it updates silently in the background a bunch of times each and every day of the week.
    Quite simply...nothing's going to get through Avast!
    Quite simply...Avast is the very BEST you can get!!
    And it's FREE!

    Cons

    Being disabled, and dependent upon disability, it's virtually impossible to purchase Avast Premier, or Avast Internet Security. I hope that one day soon, I'll be able to buy a few of Avast's Security packages.
    Until the day that that's possible, Thank God...and Thank You Avast! Their Free package is extremely efficient, and even though it's free, Avast treats you like an extremely valued, paying customer.
    Not really a "Con," except for the fact that i simply can't afford the "real thing"...for now.

    Summary

    I'll purchase an Avast Security package...one of these days soon...but until then...1,000,000 times...Thank You Avast, for being so caring and generous, so professional, and just so damn good!
    Peace...
    MJ Wright

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect vaccine!"

    June 10, 2015  |   By Amadeus829

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Awesome for browser protection.

    Cons

    Not found any cons yet

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Free Protection"

    June 10, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Free, what can be better!

    Cons

    Pop ups are getting more and more intrusive

    Summary

    Good free protection but be aware that you will be bombarded with system tray popups

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic Product!"

    June 10, 2015  |   By greeneyesleena

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Saves me from malware on sites I visit
    Scans effortlessly and on schedule
    Updates behind the scenes, relieving me of need to constantly check for updates
    Provides continual prompting to update out of date software to keep my computer running optimally

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I "could" complain about the pop-ups offering to upgrade or purchase other products but I will not because the developers certainly deserve every chance to earn revenue from their good work

    Summary

    Avast! is FAR superior to other free anti-virus software in my experience. It's far better than the "big 2" paid AV software too. I've used a couple of both the paid & free big name AV programs and Avast! is simply head and shoulders above. It's easy to install, easy to use, comprehensive in features and capabilities and has an intuitive user interface. It stays on top of updates for virus definitions and program updates PLUS all of my installed software without me lifting a finger or sparing a brain cell other than to ask me if it should update things when it finds them out of date. I do miss a few of the tools that have fallen off the free version but overall, I would not choose any other AV. You could not pay me to use the others over Avast!, it's that good. I highly recommend this and I do tell everyone to use Avast! when they need that kind of advice.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Seems to work well."

    June 10, 2015  |   By plboynton

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Free. Seems to catch stuff. No infections

    Cons

    Pop up ads for upgrades and additional coverage every few days.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Antivirus Software"

    June 10, 2015  |   By jrarnold1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Most comprehensive definitions

    Cons

    None of significance

    Summary

    The best and most reliable antivirus software

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Nag Nag Nag and more Nag"

    June 9, 2015  |   By JoshD15

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    Decent malware detection.

    Cons

    Way too much popups to upgrade and of other services, too many false positives from malware detection.

    Summary

    There are better options out there that do not nag you as much and have less false positives.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it works. it's free."

    June 9, 2015  |   By sidhardtha

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

    Pros

    i have not had any viruses.

    Cons

    nag screen.

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