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  • 5.0 stars

    "best AV I've tried (of many) for years. Recommnended."

    March 19, 2012  |   By paincontrol

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    I have used this program to recover friends computers that have been riddled with viruses despite them having other name brand programs on them. Slowly stopped using anything else.

    Cons

    seems to have a high horsepower demand but I'll put up with that for its effectiveness.

    Summary

    Best of the name brands. I have free subscriptions to others but don't use them. Avast is the one i use to keep computers clean.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Gold Crown of the Crowd"

    March 7, 2012  |   By IanDerryckSamson

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    It really works!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

    Summary

    Now to save up for $19.95 (because in our currency it's hundreds times this) so I can buy the product and install it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Rather Efficient Antivirus"

    March 7, 2012  |   By AParakeet

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    Pretty similar feel as before; to me its the same as before, but they added their cloud stuff. People have claimed blue screens and stuff, but I use version 7 on my windows XP netbook and a windows 7 laptop - both are fine and work as normal (except for being very slightly slower... ). Avast works fantastic as a "front-line," or rather prevention protection against viruses / stuff (especially its web shield), but I would have to agree with claims that its removal/repair is weak (but I leave that work up to Malwarebytes, elaborated on in cons). But my logic is that malware is extremely tough to get rid of, so I especially like how avast does a rather good job of preventing them from even getting onto my computer.

    Cons

    Compared to previous versions, it does seem to have slowed my computer a little bit. Not sure of how useful the cloud features truly are, but I even turned them off to avoid slowing my computer in any way. Their file rep service I judged not so useful...I think I know the risks of certain files, what matters to me is if avast can stop it if it's some malware. I am also aware of claims that it doesn't detect things terribly well, but I am one of those who leaves that type of "work" up to Malwarebytes (since it's manually run and won't conflict with avast too if I'm not mistaken?).

    Summary

    Like a lot of people, I compare avast mainly with AVG, both of which I have used (but not the recent avg). As I stated, I feel avast has great prevention of malware, but AVG I think has better annihilation of malware (but not as great prevention) ~ Just an opinion. Because of this, I couple my protection with Avast and Malwarebytes - which has arguably the best detection. Avast does now feel like it takes up more of my computer resources, but with some shield settings tweaked (ie. I made P2P, IM Shields less thorough because I don't need them.) it feels the same as before. So it's not that big of a con. If anything, it lets me know that they are being more thorough with keeping my computer safe, which is an acceptable trade off with performance. Hope this rather long review helps!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Avast is effective and worth it!"

    March 7, 2012  |   By Silverden

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    The anti malware protection has been extremely useful. Unlike the norton antivirus I also have installed, it picks up and removes threats to my computer. It detects threats and aborts them instantly before damage can be done to my computer; it also saved my computer after it was infected with a virus. I have the free download version and it rocks. When my norton subscription runs out, I will go strictly with avast and have considered paying for an upgraded version.

    Cons

    I have had no issues with avast. I downloaded it after my antivirus failed to detect a threat and rendered my computer useless. It cleaned/saved my files and computer and I have had no issues since.

    Summary

    Avast is very effective and thorough. It not only detects threats effectively, it saved my computer after it was infected with a virus. I'm definitely a fan, have used it for 4 years now and strongly suggest downloading it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Anti-virus software, I have been using since 2006"

    March 7, 2012  |   By leo59jacque

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    Self updating,worry free

    Cons

    no cons so far

    Summary

    a must have for any computer user

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A better free antivirus in market"

    March 7, 2012  |   By enquiry95media

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    very full featured then other Free antivirus,lighter,fitted with most high performance features like cloud protection's and lighter 0% impact on my Netbook compatible with all types of PC for daily user and heavy user,Great GUI and i am very satisfied with the Graphics that the section Avast mostly hard worked.It's the kind of a Free antivirus with premium security.

    Cons

    NO,so far and for so long i will never find a such cons.

    So good

    Summary

    No word's to express my Happiness toward this extraordinary Thing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love it and easy to use."

    March 7, 2012  |   By MGeoff512

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    it is the best antivirus program and better yet it is free! Why would you buy an antivirus program?

    Cons

    I haven't found a flaw yet.

    Summary

    You can't beat it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free antivirus ever"

    March 6, 2012  |   By Shiwliang

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    Light, fast, cloud updates, including 8 shields with spyware, virus and rootkit protection.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with avast <3

    Summary

    It is free!! and very good use it :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Only Anti-virus program I'll use"

    March 6, 2012  |   By dropdeadshadow

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    Beside using avast for 3 year and never having a virus. The layout is perfect, Great for any user from novice to Expert. Real time shield's are a plus and very useful. One super feature is the auto-sandbox which you can run any application your unsure of or could have a virus, so avast open the program in the sandbox to determine whether or not it is safe while remaining completely protected. Another great feature is silent/gaming mode which avast wont pop up or notify you about anything going on while playing gaming, watching movies ect.

    Cons

    Honestly none

    Summary

    Switch from AVG to Antivira then Avast(which I have been using for 3 years now) which I can honestly say I would never go back to them other ones again. Avast is simply brilliant, easy to understand, just a all around great anti-virus program. When you need anti-virus protection think Avast.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "not hard to understand why this program is so popular!"

    March 6, 2012  |   By keikoen81

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.1407

    Pros

    free and the best I've tried...

    Cons

    can't think of any

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