Avast Free Antivirus
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Full user review
"An ultra-light AV with impressive things!"
I recently uninstalled AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 as it was really bugging down my PC with its RAM usage. So, I decided to give Avast a try. After reading some of the reviews on here, I thought I'd give it a shot and install. The install process was very quick and took only about 2 minutes max. I then went into Avast and I was amazed at all the features the free version came with. I was instantly impressed. I checked my RAM usage and it had decreased dramatically, so I decided to stick with it. I later found out that I had to restart my PC to activate the AutoSandbox feature, which was no biggie.
My only con for the moment, is the Web Shield that comes with it. Not many sites have a rating, and only big sites like Google, Facebook and YouTube do, which is a bit disappointing, but I'm sure that it will improve as time goes on, so it's nothing major.
All in all, Avast is an incredible AV, beats AVG on some levels, lets itself down on the Web Shield feature so I kept AVG LinkScanner for now too, but all the features that come with it, make me want to buy the full version. Definitely a good piece of software to download.