Avast Free Antivirus

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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 27,469 votes

    • 5 star: 20002
    • 4 star: 4935
    • 3 star: 889
    • 2 star: 515
    • 1 star: 1128
  • Current version:

    3.6 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't give them your CREDIT CARD. Foreign software!"

    September 27, 2016  |   By frankparisi

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    NIGHT MARE! UNABLE TO CANCEL AUTO RENEW. THE COMPANY CHARGED ME TWICE IN SIX FOR WEEK FOR YEAR LONG SUBSCRIPTIONS. I DIDN'T WANT EITHER OF THEM. THE BANK'S SIDE WITH THEM? THAT'S THE PART I CANT FIGURE OUT

    Cons

    NIGHT MARE! UNABLE TO CANCEL AUTO RENEW. THE COMPANY CHARGED ME TWICE IN SIX FOR WEEK FOR YEAR LONG SUBSCRIPTIONS. I DIDNT WANT EITHER OF THEM. THE BANKS SIDE WITH THEM? THATS THE PART I CANT FIGURE OUT

    Summary

    NIGHT MARE! UNABLE TO CANCEL AUTO RENEW. THE COMPANY CHARGED ME TWICE IN SIX FOR WEEK FOR YEAR LONG SUBSCRIPTIONS. I DIDNT WANT EITHER OF THEM. THE BANKS SIDE WITH THEM? THATS THE PART I CANT FIGURE OUT

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  • 3.0 stars

    "good doesn't outweigh the annoyances"

    September 27, 2016  |   By fordescort4eight

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    it gets the job done and it's free, sort of

    Cons

    the pop-ups are absolutely ridiculous

    Summary

    If you know what you are doing and what the pop-ups mean then it's fine for a free virus protector. Do NOT put it on an elderly or computer dumb person's computer. There are so many pop-ups trying to get you to buy their more expensive versions by telling you that it has found things that need fixed CONSTANTLY.

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  • 3.0 stars

    ""SIMPLY GOOD""

    September 22, 2016  |   By Taylorminaj1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    i used avast program last 3 years.

    Cons

    Free version takes all your control over the program away. You can't stop it from running or change the schedule or anything important really. Wasn't worth keeping if it wouldn't allow me to adjust it.

    Summary

    I'm not a computer officianado. I know I need software to keep malware off my drive, so I do. I couldn't care less whose name is on the software. but somedays ego i heard a name of Akick Total Security and it worked wonders for me, COMPLETELY removing my malware & threats.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very reliable!"

    September 17, 2016  |   By mesage

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Reliable, professional, current!

    Cons

    I can't remember

    Summary

    Look, Avast is just good!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "The ads and popups drive me crazy!"

    September 17, 2016  |   By shush319

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Good "free" anti-virus.

    Cons

    POPUPS and ADS that cannot be turned off!

    Summary

    If I could turn off the ads or make them less frequent, I would be much happier about the program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great protection, small system footprint and it's free!"

    September 16, 2016  |   By Raven13373

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Small system foot print. Not going to slow down you system. It also has one of the best definitions due to it's crowd surfing.

    Cons

    NON AT ALL!!!

    Summary

    Ditch Norton and get into really protection!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Nothing outstanding"

    September 10, 2016  |   By jackcrompton

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    The product seems to work, with nothing to distinguish it from other free anti-virus.

    Cons

    The very, very intrusive and annoying ads

    Summary

    Apart from the ads, I have no complaints about this product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "SIMPLY THE BEST!!!"

    September 9, 2016  |   By lagunaberry

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    FREE, and I mean REALLY FREE. No CC or Bank Info needed for FREE Version.
    Easy to use and YOU control how it works, what is scanned, what to do with things it finds, and there are many options.
    Can put AVAST! on your Desktop,Laptop,Smartphone, and connect them all together so you have full protection everywhere and from your Desktop, you can check the staus of your phone, etc.
    The Pro Version, the one you do pay for, isn't expensive like most Antivirus software. It's really a great deal for your money, but once again, the FREE version works great and truly is FREE, no payment info required!!
    It has a startup bootscan that, if you feel maybe something is up with your computer but aren't sure, will check EVERYTHING, and whatever it is, AVAST! WILL FIND IT GUARANTEED!! Plus, if you're not sure what it is that the antivirus found, you can just isolate it in the "Chest" or "Sandbox" so it doesn't run while you further research it.
    Simply put, the best antivirus out there, hands down!!

    Cons

    Can't really think of a con...sorry!!

    Summary

    AVAST! is the smartest antivirus choice you can make. It's totally FREE with no strings attached. Unlike other antivirus' who say they are "free", but then you do the scan and it finds all this stuff, probably installs virus', is my theory, and then in order to get rid of those problems, you have to purchase their more advanced version...NOT AVAST! FREE means FREE with them and they will not make you buy thier Pro Version to get rid of what the Free version finds, it's free and it rids the problem-FREE. I'd download the free version and do a scan of your computer and see what it finds. If it's your first time, do the bootscan, even though it takes a long time, and you do have to monitor it so whatever it finds you can make the choice of what to do, then it moves on. that will do a thourough scan of all programs, files, documents, even photos, as sometimes people attach virus' to photos, and I guarantee it will find whatever is not right in there and you can either squish it like a bug, or just put it in the chest or sandbox for isolation so you can research and make sure it's really something bad if you're not sure. I bet you'll be surprised at what is really on your computer, and even more surprised and HAPPY when AVAST! fixes it!! Can't hurt to try!! Just make sure there are no other antivirus' on your computer or running before you download and start. running two antivirus' at the same time can cause major issues.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Protecting my since 2005"

    September 7, 2016  |   By michaelpm88

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Easy protection

    Cons

    Has some ads

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I've been infection free for many years"

    September 7, 2016  |   By learnneweveryday

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    It's free
    Easy to use
    Scans faster than most
    Never had a out of memory alert

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this time

    Summary

    I have used the free version for many years. Avast has stopped any infection from attacking my computers. I browse a lot of web sites.

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