Avast Free Antivirus 2015 User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program really works"

    January 24, 2015  |   By herckit97

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Multiple scans, quick or intensive
    Runs in background
    Stops bad websites

    Cons

    None from me

    Summary

    Have used it for a lot of years, no other, chose this one over Mcaffee

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Won't un-install "SlimWare's: Driver Update""

    January 23, 2015  |   By Lila789

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    It took nearly two hours to clean up the "grime" on our computer, so feel very strongly that it was doing something beneficial.

    Cons

    My credit card was charged twice, so I have to call and see what that was about.
    I was hoping that it would remove the program installed by publisher "SlimWare," which I believe to be malware, but it did not. I have been unable to successfully uninstall this SlimWare program; it seems to come with a built in guard against allowing someone to uninstall it.

    Summary

    All-in-all, I guess Avast is probably an OK program for general grime, but specific viruses it does not seem to take care of. I think we will still have to take our computer in to a "doctor" if we want to get rid of that d*mn SlimWare thing. Ugh.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome program and free protection!"

    January 23, 2015  |   By ben.mowbray

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Blocks pretty much everything
    Never had any trouble with it
    Good compatibility
    Excellent firewall

    Cons

    Annoying ads for other products crop up, but hey, free virus protection, no complaining!

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  • 5.0 stars

    ""The" best antivirus program I have ever used!"

    January 23, 2015  |   By weedmannj

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Avast is easy to use, easy to understand, auto updates are great.
    I have never gotten a virus or anything by that matter since I started using Avast over a decade ago I would guess. I had a worm virus (Klez) virus, it sends emails out of your computer at a rate of up 400-500 per day...Avast annihilated this virus and set my system back to perfect and that was over 10 years ago. I love Avast**

    Cons

    Not a one.

    Summary

    If your "not" using Avast....Your not safe.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I have always used Avast Free but...."

    January 23, 2015  |   By paula.graff1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Has always been a good program in the past, catches things some don't and easy to install.

    Cons

    Every since I have installed this time around (2015) my computer has slowed down, freezes frequently and takes up to 46sec's now to open a page...not happy about that at all.

    Summary

    Would love this again if my cons were fixed....

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent value"

    January 22, 2015  |   By grad0001

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    works in background, low impact on system resources, has caught and protected

    Cons

    none I think of

    Summary

    would and will recommend

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  • 1.0 stars

    "They double bill you!"

    January 22, 2015  |   By donnakrrr

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Terrible company. I have had 2 ransoms and 2 Viruses since I started using Avast.

    Cons

    They have double billed me this years and will not give me back my money. No way to contact company everything is by e-mail. Support is a joke. Terrible experience.

    Summary

    Buy somewhere else. This company sucks.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Must-use free AVP."

    January 22, 2015  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    Effective.
    Reliable.
    Provides strong prevention and blocking, not just curing.

    Cons

    At first, i didn't understand the concept of "chest". Is the file deleted or not? If it is compromised, why keep it in chest? That option is different than other AV programs i used before avast. But i guess every AVP has some features different than others.

    Summary

    I have no intention to change my AVP. Avast stays.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best AV progs around (THE best free one)"

    January 22, 2015  |   By Kim Jones

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    I've used Avast for years now, on multiple computers and smartphones. It has never given me any problems, and I have never had any problems with viruses, etc. whith it running. It requires very little maintenance.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "effectively stops malware"

    January 22, 2015  |   By ronp~

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

    Pros

    no charge for effective protection

    Cons

    Not aware of any coms

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