Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26196 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.7.892
File Size:
4.64MB
Date Added:
November 07, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
324,335,444
Downloads Last Week:
1,069,513
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 26196 votes

    • 5 star: 19101
    • 4 star: 4749
    • 3 star: 816
    • 2 star: 476
    • 1 star: 1054
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 259 votes

    • 5 star: 206
    • 4 star: 39
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Been using it for at least 10 years now."

    September 16, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It's free.
    And it will just get better.
    Use it forever.
    Lightweight on your computer and super effective.
    It's free.
    Browser Clean-Up add-on is a huge plus.
    Use it forever.
    Simple and easy to use.
    It's free.
    It will not pop-up any weird errors.
    Use it forever.
    It's free.

    Cons

    Haven't encountered any problems with the Avast software, ever.

    Summary

    If you encountered ridiculous errors, weird pop-ups and slow computer performance from other paid/subscription based AV products, then you should give Avast Free Antivirus 2014 a try.

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  • 4 stars

    "This is the best choice for free user."

    September 16, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to use with a cool user interface, Easy to register for free user who want a good anti-virus without cracking, Can run a boot scan

    Cons

    Avast usually move a target to chest without a confirm.

    Summary

    This is good for free user who want a good anti-virus

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  • 5 stars

    "Just works"

    September 16, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Simple GUI
    Rather discreet

    Cons

    As a standard there is a lot of software "pre-marked" under the installation process, allthough this is not a huge deal.

    Summary

    It's free. Most people like it, but if you don't just uninstall it

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  • 5 stars

    "wonderful piece of software"

    September 15, 2014   |   By ShinkoMoura

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Very suitable for me to use, really

    Cons

    I have no cons on this program

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic product. Never let me down"

    September 15, 2014   |   By elray65

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It does everything extremely well. Very user friendly

    Cons

    Can't thing of anything

    Summary

    Probably the best in the business. Wouldn't use anything else after being let down by some of the most expensive in the market place. Save yourself the hassles and expense and install Avarst

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  • 5 stars

    "effective and does not drain resources"

    September 15, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    1. user friendly
    2. easy for even novice users
    3. able to turn off and on easily
    4. strong detection
    5. able to schedule updates
    6. friendly company willing to communicate with you
    7. eye friendly layout
    8. not overly aggressive in pushing paid program functions
    9. available free
    10. don't have to download 'bloatware' in order to get free version
    11. few pop ups
    12. game mode available to avoid pop ups during gaming
    13. easy to do "boot-time" scan
    14. price
    15. user friendly and easy installation

    Cons

    to many functions disabled on 'free' version is the only thing I am hard pressed to say negative about Avast to be honest.

    Summary

    The 'free' version is a very effective Antivirus program that that performs well with very limited drain on your systems resources. It is easy to navigate and you are not punished for getting the 'free' version. I like not being overwhelmed with pop ups telling me that it can be fixed with the 'paid for' version. I recommend this for new users who can install and forget as Avast runs itself very well without fail.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good Product for the Price Free"

    September 15, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Protects well. Alerts when opening a potentially dangerous site. Schedule scans to run during down time.

    Cons

    Occasional Advertisements requesting upgrade to paid product. Difficult to remove all remnants if uninstalling. Sometimes finds false positive.

    Summary

    Good Basic Protection with Free Product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product."

    September 15, 2014   |   By AdScamGeorge

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I started with the free product, then upgraded when I was severely attacked by malwear. The Avast techs cleared everything up in a couple of hours. Never been attacked since.

    Cons

    For some reason, when I log in, I am still only registered as a free product user. Not sure how to fix this. Need help.

    Summary

    Much better than the Norton provided by my Internet host. Recommend Avast to everyone.

    Updated on Sep 15, 2014

    Still looking for correct registration of upgraded product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Top quality antivirus"

    September 14, 2014   |   By pontanan

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Lots of features (including a specific 'gaming mode' so you don't need to hear the antivirus when it has updated etc.), High quality & pretty simple

    Cons

    Might be a bit too safe at times. (It might tell you that something is a virus and remove the file/folder etc. even though it itsn't a virus. So you need to exclude the specific file or path in Avast.)

    Summary

    Out of every antivirus i've used and most i've read about i can say that Avast is the best. Even if you don't have the money to pay for it (or don't want to) you will get enough out of the antivirus to keep your computer safe forever. (re-register every 365 days)

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  • 5 stars

    "better than avg"

    September 14, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    haven't had a virus yet

    Cons

    none that i have found

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