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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good choice for a home user."

    August 22, 2012  |   By Moral_Technology

    Pros

    Avast can be customized.
    It offers download checking/exploit protection.
    Very low impact on computer performance.
    Nice, clean User Interface.

    Cons

    The Advanced settings can be overwhelming for the average user.
    Sometimes annoys me with the "Virus database has been updated" sound.
    Web Reputation plugin is a bit obsolete, and can be fooled through brute force.

    Summary

    I like avast. It doesn't slow down my computer, and it hasn't let a virus infect my computer. It does what it is supposed to do.

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  • Reply by SoccerDad326 on August 22, 2012

    Settings/Sounds/Disable sounds. Wow that was hard. Web rep is site advisor like any other such as WOT.

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