Avast Free Antivirus

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    4.5 stars

    out of 27,444 votes

    • 5 star: 19992
    • 4 star: 4933
    • 3 star: 884
    • 2 star: 514
    • 1 star: 1120
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    4.0 stars

    out of 8 votes

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    • 4 star: 1
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    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fabulous antivirus"

    July 18, 2016  |   By analuisa47

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    Fast and quick.

    Cons

    No problems for me.

    Summary

    Have been using avast for quite sometime, works great for me.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Free Antivirus with lots of bells & whistles"

    July 16, 2016  |   By Ginae1965

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    I've been using Avast for years, I have it on all our computers. I especially like the boot scan, I have caught many hidden viruses with boot scan. I also repair/maintain computers on the side, and have used Avast many times to find and remove viruses.

    Cons

    Well we have four computers, and I can't afford to purchase Avast, so I must use the free version. With the free version it gives you a lot of ashtray pop-up ads, every time I log on it gives me some kind of ad or static. I find the boot and full scans are on the slow side, albeit we do have large hard drives on our computers, there have been times it has taken 12+ hours to perform a boot scan.

    Summary

    All and All Avast is great FREE antivirus software, and has given me great service for years!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great program with a minimum of fuss."

    July 14, 2016  |   By KMartin186282

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    Scans pretty quickly. Updates without annoying me. Haven't had any problems with it unlike 4 others I've tried. Works from XP through 10.

    Cons

    Nothing that isn't nitpicky.

    Summary

    I trust this one. I've strayed a few times due to "new and improved" but have returned each time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It's just not me"

    July 14, 2016  |   By tehahn1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    It works well. Got just about everything but the kitchen sink in it

    Cons

    I like AVG's "Shredder". I don't like the idea of everything I do, is in the "cloud".
    To me, it's just time before someone is able to hack the cloud to see everything people put in it.

    Summary

    It's nice. But not "meaty" enough for me.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Background Service Not Working"

    July 2, 2016  |   By Tenn-Wiskey

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    It's ok when it works I used the free version. On the website I got a registration key for one year must of been a promotion thing. The scans don't take is long as some other Antivirus. It did miss a few viruses they were considered low risk.

    Cons

    Background Service stopped working I tried to do a automatic fix that didn't work. I went to uninstall it I could uninstall it or another fix option that didn't work so I uninstalled it. It had access to the internet with my firewall so I know it had nothing with that.

    Summary

    I will install it one more time if I have the same problem I will find a different Anti Virus.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is the best antivirus software I've ever used."

    July 2, 2016  |   By Ratharee

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    Works fast and scans quickly
    Scans thoroughly
    Updates protections quickly and quietly
    Doesn't lag your computer when it's scanning

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Summary

    I've been using Avast since it was recommended to me, and it works wonderfully. Even the free version works better than Norton or Windows Defender! I highly recommend this product. I definitely will continue using it for as long as I have computers.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I praise the day when Avast was made!"

    June 26, 2016  |   By lala7447

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2272

    Pros

    Fast performance and scans
    Immaculate protection
    Low system footprint

    Cons

    None, this software is perfect!

    Summary

    Avast has been keeping my computer clean for years now and I will be using it until I stop using my computer!

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