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  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 25,824 votes

    • 5 star: 18808
    • 4 star: 4707
    • 3 star: 806
    • 2 star: 470
    • 1 star: 1033
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 314 votes

    • 5 star: 251
    • 4 star: 25
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 22
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  • 5.0 stars

    "IT TAKES CARE OF BUSINESS,WITHOUT BOTHERING ME"

    June 1, 2007  |   By clearlakeiii

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    I LIKE THAT IT DOESN'T TAKE UP MY MEMORY. IT DOES WHAT IT'S SUPPOSE TO DO, WITHOUT CONSTANT NAGGING.

    Cons

    MY TRIAL PERIOD IS OVER.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    February 22, 2006  |   By theonefowler

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    Easy user interface

    Thorough gives maximum security.

    Convenient does not require you to stop everthing you are doing to run a scan.

    Does not cause crashing to my XP based OS.

    Cons

    None yet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best AV product"

    March 23, 2005  |   By yucwu

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    Stable, simple interface, easy to use, automatic updating and of course detect many viruses that other softwares failed to. I have used Avast for almost two years. Before it, I used 3 famous commercial AV products and none can compare with Avast. After installing Avast, I have a peace of mind. Other softwares either slowed or crushed my computer. Avast never. I cannot belive it's free! It can easily beat any commercial AV products on the market. Thank you Alwil for such wonderful product.

    Cons

    Such a good product and it's a shame that not many people know it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to install, updates itself regularly, quickly and automatically."

    March 22, 2005  |   By colinsky

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    Slick interface. Does not slow down your system.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "SImply the best - no bugs - good job"

    March 22, 2005  |   By Vuk

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    Good, automatic update of all virus definitions, simple for use, if you need registration code (for home edition)you don't need to pay anything. Just visit site and order a new licence code...

    Simply the best.

    Try, it cost nothing, and gives you much more than you can imagine.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excelent program!"

    March 21, 2005  |   By drycos1

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    I have two norton antivirus software on one hard drive and avast on the other, avast is as good as norton! What more could you want from a software for free! Give it a try! Auto updates!

    Cons

    none

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great for Novices"

    March 21, 2005  |   By alasar147

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    I don't know the good points or bad points of expensive software, but I have trusted Avast to keep my computer clear of viruses successfully for over two years now.It reassuringly updates at every connection to the internet ( unobtrusively) and even I find it easy to use.

    Use it with confidence and dont let eggheads put you off because it may not have some feature you or I will never use anyway.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is great"

    March 21, 2005  |   By williesbest2

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    I downloaded the Avast 4.0 version some time ago and could not stand it because of how slow the program was. In 4.6 they improved it greatly. The scanning engine is really efficient and detects everything, including some that other av scanners miss. It detected 4 virusworms for me that no one else could pick up and now my computer is running much smoother and hasn't had a virus since install. I think this is the best av around and yes I have tried almost every av scanner out. I also like the fact that you can stop a hacker from deleting, renaming, opening, etc a file. Download now, you won't regret it, I promise.

    Cons

    The on-access protection control does not delete the virus when it finds one. It only alerts you if it found one, not very useful. I guess it could be because I have deleting the file as a blocked operation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good anti virus program."

    March 20, 2005  |   By cbs1963

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    Automatically updates the virus database and program. Can be set to scan at boot or by scanning all drives, select drives, or select files. Easy to use and free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "this is the best av i have tried."

    March 20, 2005  |   By bgoodman

    Version: Avast Home Edition 4.5

    Pros

    nothing gets past avast.i am networked with 3 other computers and when 1 of those get a virus using another av i have never had a virus since i have had avast.

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