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CNET Editors' Rating 4.5 stars

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very IMPROVED Avast version!"

    April 8, 2011  |   By jaronze

    Pros

    Has more protection. Still fast and easy to use. Sandbox gives you more protection by running unfamiliar program in a safe environment that prevents any virus from spreading. Gets almost any virus and prevents new viruses from spreading..

    Cons

    none so far.

    Summary

    No problems with installation. Faster than other anti virus softwares.

    Highest voted anti-virus product - http://www.all-rankings.com/computers-and-internet-security/r-1be2e186d0/best-pc-antivirus.

    Avast has now 150million users worldwide!

    Windows 7 compatible anti-virus.

    CNET Top 10 Download of 2010
    avast! made the top 10 most-downloaded list, out of more than 200,000 Windows products on CNET Downloads.

    Brothersoft Editor's Pick avast! Free Antivirus receives kudos for "superior protection quality" and "continual improvement in spite of the fact that it remains free of charge.

    AV Comparatives awarded avast! its highest "Advanced +" rating in:
    On Demand Detection Test (August 2010)
    Performance Test (Suite Products) (July 2010)
    On Demand Detection Test (February 2010)
    Performance Test (December 2009)
    Retrospective / Proactive Test (November 2009)
    On Demand Detection Test (August 2009)
    Performance Test (October 2008)

    Softpedia Editor's Review - EXCELLENT
    avast! received the highest 5-star "Excellent" rating in the following

    CNET Five Star Editors' Rating
    avast! Free Antivirus received the highest five-star rating from CNET.

    Window Security Readers' Choice Award
    avast! Server Edition won the Readers' Choice Award in the Network Antivirus category.

    Best Bet Award from PCWorld
    avast! was voted "Best Bet" among free security tools.

    TUV
    avast! Free Antivirus was successfully tested by TUV and is authorized to use TUV's "Approved Virus Protection" label.

    Anti-Malware Test Labs
    Anti-Malware Test Labs awarded avast! its highest honor, the Platinum Performance Award, for fastest on-access scanning.

    ICSA Labs
    avast! received ICSA Labs certifications for:
    Windows Server 2003 operating system
    Windows XP Professional operating system
    Windows 7, 32-bit operating system

    VB100 Awards
    avast! passed the VB100 tests on:
    Windows Server 2008 operating system
    Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
    Windows Vista SP2 Business Edition
    Windows XP operating system
    Windows XP Professional operating system
    Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Edition
    SUSE Linux operating system
    Windows 7 operating system

    CommentCaMarche.net's "Software of Reference" award
    Based on recommendations from hundreds of reference sites (academies, universities, colleges, etc.), leading French IT publication CommentCaMarche.net rewards avast! as the best open-source or free software. (in French)

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  • Reply by backdoorman1 on April 9, 2011

    AV Comparatives awarded avast! its highest "Advanced +" rating in:
    On Demand Detection Test (August 2010)
    Performance Test (Suite Products) (July 2010)
    On Demand Detection Test (February 2010)
    Performance Test (December 2009)
    Retrospective / Proactive Test (November 2009)
    On Demand Detection Test (August 2009)
    Performance Test (October 2008)
    ITS 2011 ...EVEN CNET NOT OVER JOYED WITH DETECTION RATES ..3 YEARS AGO AWARDS MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TODAY ..........HOW ABOUT 41/2 STARS CNET ....CALM DOWN WITH THIS SHORT STORY OF YOURS AND GET IT RIGHT ... ITS A NOT BAD ANTI/VIRUS BUT THERE IS BETTER ....

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