Avast Free Antivirus
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Full user review
"Not very good but i started using it"
-wide plethora of settings
-decent web blocking
-s3xy women's voice (virus database has been updated,threat detected.)
-mediocre removal and detection
If this is so mediocre, why do you use it?"you ask.
To be perfectly honest, I am the kind of person who won't get a virus even without an AV running unless my system is targeted by secret agents.
I use it because it is perfectly compatible with my favorite firewall- emsissoft online armor free.
AVG has better detection than avast but poorer web blocking.
Comodo internetis far superior probably on par with many paid suites barring kaspersky and bitdefender but it is quite annoying to use.
Avast won't do much to protect you if you're not conscious online so keep that in mind.
for the smart, computer savvy people, you'll appreciate its lightness.
Also, helpful tips.
click on Avast icon on desktop or taskbar->real-time shields-> FILE SYSTEM SHIELD->expert settings->sensitivity->make the heuristics sensitivity to high->tick mark PUP and suspicious files->press OK.
Repeat the above process for Web Shield, P2P Shield,IM Shield.
This will use the maximum detection capability of Avast! which unfortunately isn't that great.
Another tip- download bitdefender trafficlight for whatever browser you're using and use a good firewall. Comodo firewall or Online armor free are good choices. Comodo's free firewall comes with defense+ and Online armor's comes with anti-keylogger,program guard.
If you have the money though, buy bitdefender IS or Kaspersky IS not the full price but the ones sold for discount at amazon.