Avast Free Antivirus

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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 27,500 votes

    • 5 star: 20023
    • 4 star: 4936
    • 3 star: 890
    • 2 star: 519
    • 1 star: 1132
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star: 27
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Enought for most users."

    January 11, 2017  |   By EasierSoft

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Avast occupied a little m computer memory, has best scanning speed, the free version has eight protection module: file system protection, web protection, mail protection, network protection, P2P protection, instant messaging protection, behavior protection, script protection, the free version is enought for most users.

    Cons

    No dissatisfaction

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Too many popups"

    January 7, 2017  |   By EscapeGoat4

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Decent antivirus, Easy to use. Program updater is nice.

    Cons

    Lots of popups. I'm actually here because of one now. Popups vary from sales pitches, keeps asking you to rate it, news articles (for some reason), and useless facts. Pretty annoying, especially when you're playing a game or watching a show.

    Summary

    Avast would be a good free antivirus if it wasn't constantly annoying with popups. I'm probably going to check the av comparatives and switch to something less annoying soon.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent AV"

    January 7, 2017  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Does not take much time to scan does the boot scan too always eager to catch the culprit if found any but i use the Malwarebyte too with the AV.Up till now gave no problem and is keeping me safe from the viruses. I am on window 10.

    Cons

    The pop up are really annoying as they come up to say up grade or buy this now which will keep your computer fit and so on. Rest nothing all perfect.

    Summary

    A very good free anti virus software which really keep your machine free from the online threats of viruses. A must for every computer weather smart phone of I pad or a desk top.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A very good antivirus"

    December 23, 2016  |   By manofspace

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    I have used it on Windows 7 and 10. It is fast and easy to use.

    Cons

    I am sure that it has its cons but I can't think of any.

    Summary

    I have tried many antivirus programs. I don't know why I feel more confident and comfortable with Avast. I suppose that if you try it, it is easy to stick with it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Free virus protection for everyone"

    December 21, 2016  |   By derekhsueh

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Who doesn't like free stuff?

    Cons

    Nothing, to be honest.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Disable Network Adapter Unexpectedly"

    December 15, 2016  |   By 39032637

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Comprehensive
    Price (free)
    Ease of Use

    Cons

    Locked up the LAN - blocked access to router

    Summary

    I've been using this for about 3 months on a little used machine. Suddenly, one morning we powered up the device and received "local area adapter doesn't have a valid IP configuration" and no internet. Troubleshoot the router, network settings, etc and discovered that Avast was blocking access to the router (192.168.1.1). Uninstalled Avast and the problem went away. Obviously an issue with their software

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Superb program"

    December 6, 2016  |   By h_bretman

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    the best of all the anti virus programs

    Cons

    non found as yet

    Summary

    I have been asked to fix friends pc's and have had to uninstall other paid for stuff in order to install Avast and let it fix things using the boot time scan

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  • 5.0 stars

    "EXCELLENT PRODUCT... I COMPLETELY RELY ON AVAST..."

    November 30, 2016  |   By skbarnwal_2004

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    LIGHT WEIGHT & VERY USER-FRIENDLY SOFTWARE

    Cons

    ALMOST NO CONS...SORRY, I DIDN'T FIND...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is the best choice!"

    November 30, 2016  |   By aldo77779

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    Excellent protection!

    Cons

    Not at the moment

    Summary

    Avast Free is at the top, even compared to paid commercial AV software.
    -Complete and customizable installation package
    -Modern and attractive interface
    -Various scan modes with user-defined settings
    -CyberCapture
    - SafeZone Browser
    -Avast Passwords
    -AND MORE...!!!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Constant popups"

    November 28, 2016  |   By ivaskaj

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.3.2279

    Pros

    It works, I never got a virus

    Cons

    There are entirely too many annoying pop up ads asking you to upgrade. When a threat is detected, it always shows a popup with an annoying sound. Just block it and leave me alone. And the deal breaker for me, is the Aw Snap errors I constantly got on Google Chrome when I had 100+ tabs open or while on a Tumblr page with endless scroll. When memory use on my system (Windows 10 with 16 gigs of RAM) went above 3,200 MB or so, I'd constantly get the Aw Snap error and everything would freeze up like I was on Windows 95 with a freaking 350 mhz and 128 megs of ram.

    Summary

    There are better free options. I'm using Bitdefender now, and so far I love it.

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