Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installed a virus adware on my computer..."

    January 20, 2015  |   By Kippid

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Really good at getting rid of viruses.

    Cons

    It was ad free for about 3 months. Then I started getting popups for the paid service of the program. I find that to be acceptable. Then about 8 months of owning it it downloaded an extension into my google chrome which was in the option settings of avast that I disabled. It forced a "Price Smart Avast" extension into my google chrome. The extension cause me to be unable to select my web address bar and would close any new tab i attempted to select. It caused me to be unable to select my chrome setting or view/disable the extension. It also cause my windows 8 side tab to be unselectable by my mouse. I could only use my screen swipe to access the menu.

    Summary

    Avoid this program at all costs. They must have given into the temptation of ads, and the adwares are extremely malicious.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Safe Virus Free"

    January 20, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Best fast some are free

    Cons

    not everything is free

    Summary

    Killed 99.9% virus, left 0.01% virus to tell the other viruses what will happen when they come again

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus I've used as an IT worker."

    January 19, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Real time file and web scanning works very well (sometimes all too well)

    Cons

    No easy way to turn it off an on.
    Hard to get it to allow a program to run that it labels as malware.

    Summary

    Overall a great piece of software with efficient real-time scanners and low impact on the system.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Five Star Performance"

    January 19, 2015  |   By marshall12201

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I've used this product for years on all my devices. Proactive, timely virus definition updates, great UI, free version just as good as most paid home virus programs. Really like browser, network integration, tools, etc. I even put avast! on my android tablets.

    Cons

    My crappy smartphone won't load avast! app. My bad, I got just what I paid for. Ha!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Catches all my potential viruses"

    January 19, 2015  |   By Taram1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Catches all my potential viruses and dkeeps my PCs safe

    Cons

    Too many unwanted ads asking me to buy other products. (I finally took time one day to go into the system to try and see if I could turn them off. I was able to unmark something. The frequency of ads lessened, but I still get them.)

    Summary

    Even with the unwanted grim fighter ads, it is much more effective and useful than other virus catcher/cleaners available today.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great all around Protection"

    January 19, 2015  |   By b0guf

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Good protection for all devices ( PC, Mobile,etc.) with a single Avast account.

    Cons

    Needs a little stability improvement on Android devices!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Product!"

    January 18, 2015  |   By Znetworker

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Boot Time Scan is indispensable! Fast and effective!

    Cons

    Too many add-ons.

    Summary

    I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a great anti-virus!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "3 years and not a single bug or virus!!!"

    January 18, 2015  |   By ptothec

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Easy to use, does all the work for you.

    Cons

    I'm poor and don't have the money for the best version although I think it would be so well worth it.

    Summary

    Everyone I know who uses Avast has zero problems and every single person I know who uses something else are always complaining about bugs and viruses.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Mixed bag. Price is right for we on limited incomes"

    January 18, 2015  |   By r.wattonville1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Keeps computer virus free, and simple to use.

    Cons

    Doesn't catch a lot of malware, rootkits, nor adware.

    Summary

    Best of the free versions I have yet used.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best anti-virus out there"

    January 18, 2015  |   By richardmuthwill

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    - Great anti-virus
    - Scans for all types of viruses including rootkits
    - Always free

    Cons

    - Can slow down older computers

    Summary

    Being a computer technician, I always tell my clients about Avast. My favorite AV out of all of them including the payed ones

    Only ever had a few problems with it in 10 years of using Avast

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