Avast Free Antivirus

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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 27,514 votes

    • 5 star: 20029
    • 4 star: 4937
    • 3 star: 890
    • 2 star: 520
    • 1 star: 1137
  • Current version:

    3.5 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Keeps Getting More Bloated"

    March 25, 2017  |   By BigBirdPhila

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    Have used it for several years. Prone to false positives. But still supposedly one of the best free ones. It has not caught a virus for me for quite a while. Maybe I'm just visiting safe websites.

    Cons

    Each new version keeps getting more bloated. New version adds 70 meg to the previous version. Consider disabling their WiFi Inspector (useless), SafeZone Browser, Browser Extensions, SecureLine VPN, and Password support. Why can't they just stick to anti-virus??

    Summary

    Suffering mission creep, like so many other programs.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "For those who say they like this software..."

    March 22, 2017  |   By luckysteve609

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    Free and nice interface

    Cons

    Once you download it, it's nearly impossible to remove. Ever. You better really like this software, because it's yours until you get a new computer.

    Summary

    Regardless of what the company says, it's nearly impossible to remove this program. I'm pretty proficient in my computer skills and have tried all the tricks listed on google, I've reached out to the company for help (of which they refuse to help). This is a relatively new phenomenon with this software, and I believe this started when the original company was acquired- at least that's what I've read from the many complaints posted online. This is now basically just malware as far as I'm concerned.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus"

    March 22, 2017  |   By vixmix89

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    free better than paid av

    Cons

    none..............................................

    Summary

    avast keep doing what your doing!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Anti-virus but still requires some major fixes"

    March 19, 2017  |   By Katewrites99

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    - Very fast and responsive to use
    - Easy interface and friendly to use
    - Gets the job done!

    Cons

    Avast is a very nice antivirus and obviously popular, if not the most. But it has this major issue of deleting files uncontrollably, i've tried switching off most of the settings but it goes off on its one. I had to take my laptop to the technician before it got solved, really frustrating...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "super apps and most helpful"

    March 19, 2017  |   By rashel009

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    Actually, I should say that no other AV even compare, except Panda. Not only Avast is efficient, it has also great graphics and several interesting options like decide your own warning sounds. And most of all, it remains stable and can cope with almost any software. Something that a lot of people don't understand is that when their computer starts acting weird, it's very often linked to the antivirus they install, because a lot of AV software take way too much control and/or use too much resources

    Cons

    so i am very happy

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  • 5.0 stars

    "FREE user for at least 10+ years"

    March 16, 2017  |   By jacuzzis

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    I'm writing this in reaction to the really bad review I see on here about Avast. I admit it scared/concerned me because I'd allowed Avast to install a free trial of their Avast Security and it was winding/counting down.
    I was online looking for how to revert back to the free version (which is all I'd ever used consistantly and have had excellent results with) because the offer of the trial version said I'd be able to revert at the end of the trial, if I wanted to.
    To make a long story short, I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, so I went to Avast's home page and simply downloaded and installed their current Free version...No problems, it just downloaded, installed itself and had me restart my laptop (running W7Pro) and it completely took care of everything, including uninstalling the trial that had nearly gotten to expiration time. I'm a happy camper, it's all good. Thank you Avast.

    Cons

    Not being able to find anything clearly specifying how to revert from the trial back to the reliable free version.

    Summary

    Out of various free AV programs I've used, Avast is the best I've found.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "rubbish cannot uninstall, use avastclear fail"

    March 15, 2017  |   By sbncreativeuser1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    none of it, pls dont use , fxxk of

    Cons

    use avastclear.exe to uninstall make my laptop jam in safe mode, cannot access to window anymore...so pls dont use..

    Summary

    fxxk of

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  • 1.0 stars

    "GREEDY COMPANY, NO SUPPORT, A VAST SCAM"

    March 13, 2017  |  

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    Ok until you pay for it.

    Cons

    I AM A GAMR DEVELOPER AND I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT

    1 - I paid for 2 years then anti-virus expired after 6 months
    2 - could not login from anti-virus interface but could log online
    3 - as a customer you cannot contact support via email, had to go through online interface and received a reply 11 days later (ELEVEN DAYS!) during all this time my laptop was not protected, I had to install an other anti-virus.
    4 - their automatically renewed licence for my previous laptop and I could not get a refund from them.
    5 - my brand new laptop became very slow just a couple of weeks after I paid for avast licence, then avast popups came up to propose to buy their "speed-up and cleaning" package. I de-install avast from my computer then speed returned to normal, how strange...

    Summary

    No support, auto renew old computers you don't use anymore, cannot get any refund from avast, cannot contact avast support by email, no reply from avast support for 11 days, avast makes your computer slow then comes annoying popup proposing to buy speed-up package.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "must have app to install on PC"

    March 1, 2017  |   By henry-james-martin

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    very, VERY multioptional tool for PC scanning and protection. Free version offers enough features to protect computer

    Cons

    haven't detected any

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus"

    February 26, 2017  |   By Rio234oas

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 17.1.2288

    Pros

    Avast has several resident modules like Archives, Behavior, Email, Internet, Antispam, Real Site, Software Updater, Firewall, Sandbox, and protection against scripts and P2P. In addition to having renowned technologies such as DeepScreen and CyberCapture. In addition to occupying little RAM. Simply, a complete protection!

    Cons

    I've never had a problem with this antivirus, which I've been using for six years.

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