Avast Internet Security 2015

Avast Internet Security 2015

Average User Rating:
4.5
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  • Version:
    2015.10.2.2214
  • Total Downloads:
    2,498,828
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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3 stars

"Avast 2015 - Now with Spammy Popup Ads!"

March 25, 2015  |  By LamendolaM

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Works in the background to protect me against viruses, like it always has.

Cons

All of a sudden, I am getting popup ads begging me to upgrade to a premium tier. I have been using Avast for free for a long time... popup ads are not going to make me upgrade. They will make me jump ship to a free, less annoying product.

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1 stars

"Used to be good - Now full of Pop Up Ads"

March 11, 2015  |  By solharris

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Reliable for finding viruses

Cons

1) Full of pop up ads to buy their products
2) Too many ads popping up all the time
3) Invasive pop ups annoying and unwanted
4) Avast reputation taking a hit due to so many pop ups
5) Will this be the end of Avast ???

Summary

Used to be good. Now there are better alternatives out there without annoying ads.

I'm switching 300 + clients to Kaspersky as a result of Avast's direction change and their insistence on so many pop ups.....

My advice to consumers is to look elsewhere until (if) Avast reverse this silly policy.

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3 stars

"Disappointment"

January 13, 2015  |  By Helladen

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Has a lot of features. Seems to be very configurable to my likings. The best UI of any AV I have used.

Cons

It is very bloated. The shield system they have is very useless, it seems like a redundant way to go about protecting a computer. My computer would freeze a lot, especially while using Chrome when it was installed. My computer works perfectly fine now that I uninstalled it. I was using the 2015 edition.

Summary

I wouldn't use this unless you are a very new computer user, who has no idea what you are doing. It's very good if you want complete protection from viruses, but I think it has a lot of improvement to make it worthy for tech savy people like me.

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2 stars

"Newest upgrade killed my internet connection"

November 29, 2014

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2014 2014.9.0.2006

Pros

It's always been a lightweight virus protection program that I liked.

Cons

After the recent upgrade, I could not get my Win7 pc to connect to the internet even though other devices could. I almost bought a new pc, but came across a suggestion to remove Avast. Poof, my problems were resolved. You have to remove it using this utility, not just through Control Panel. http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Summary

Since I've removed Avast, I'm unsure which virus protection to use. Any suggestions?

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2 stars

"Premature release?"

November 23, 2014  |  By illyeanna.wolfstorm

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

I believe I can still get my money back.

Cons

HP Touchscreen PC is no longer functional.

Summary

Several years a loyal customer. Love the pirate voice. Downloaded the free trial for 2015. Disaster. Worked with support staff for 2 days, over 8 hours, including remote session with second call to support staff. Software still won't work. Computer slower than molasses. I'm going to have to haul it in and pay for someone to fix whatever the remote session damaged. Reluctantly returning to McAfee or need to find something else. Lost several days of business. As a solopreneur, that just sucks!

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2 stars

""Since 2014 - Internet Security beta testing software""

November 15, 2014  |  By stsite

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Anti-virus and firewall are effective enough to look into direction of Avast.

Cons

Really have nothing to add as long as I am fully agree with below Low Rate Comments. Feel like I need to copy/paste most of them.
October 29, 2014; July 12, 2014 Comments are literally taken away from my head.
Have been using avast! for couple years free and paid versions.
Couple days before uninstalled paid version (almost 8 months of subscription remaining) and switched to another AV suite.

Summary

Do not pay until avast rectify all of the problems their users are experiencing now.
User comment average rating is wrong. At least it should be reset to the beginning of some specific date then avast started going downhill.

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2 stars

"Decent Antivirus with Tons of Garbage Apps"

October 29, 2014

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

1) Seems to work pretty well as an antivirus application, scans quickly.
2) I can't think of anything else good about this application or this developer.

Cons

1) Many very annoying popup notifications and sounds "YOUR VIRUS DEFINITIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED!!!!".
2) Installs several useless apps (Browser clean up, software updater, remote assistance) and really annoying browser extensions.
3) Always pitching new software from the developer. I don't want your stupid battery draining Android application.
4) The firewall blocks my internet of things and is difficult to configure to allow traffic that I know is safe.

Summary

As far as antivirus applications go this seems to do it's job pretty well, though I've read that all antivirus software is pretty ineffective in protecting against sophisticated modern viruses and malware.

Alerts and notifications are too frequent, too large, stay on the screen for too long, and by default they include loud audible announcements. They even display ads in pop up messages trying to get me to buy more software.

All of the other features of the internet security package are terrible, annoying, and useless. Keep your browser cleanup, browser guard, websites ratings and other garbage. I just want to feel reasonably protected from cyber attacks.

I only bought this antivirus package because it was highly rated on sites like CNET, it was a huge mistake. I won't be renewing when my subscription expires.

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2 stars

"avast! Internet Security is not what it appears"

August 12, 2014  |  By bdaniel230

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2014 2014.9.0.2021

Pros

The anti-virus portion works well but not fantastically and not as well as some freeware. The Premier edition seems to find some virus or malware but not sufficiently to produce awe.

Cons

Continually, with each program update not definition update, attempts to lure the user into installing Google Chrome. The Support Forums yield rude or unprofessional responses from company. Requests for refund or proportional refund met with unprofessional and rude responses.

Summary

I downloaded and installed this software after seeing the rating on CNet. I don't think that avast! Internet Security is much more than a shill for Google Chrome. There is another con which I find even more unprofessional and that is the pushing of Grimeware which is poor at best and harmful if not used by an advanced user. I will take CNet ratings, in the future, through a jaundiced eye.

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1 stars

"Extremely disappointed"

July 12, 2014  |  By carlos_spork

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2014 2014.9.0.2021

Pros

If you are careful, it does not necessarily harm your computer or your Windows' installation.

Cons

I have no strength left to write a detailed report on my own experience with this version or any of the previous versions: I am too tired and exhausted after struggling with the company's deceiving marketing practices, which are still getting worse with every new software update. Please read my summary below.

Summary

I am an old-timer paid subscriber (a 3-user license pack since 2007, even before the company had its name changed).

Let me be clear: My advice to everyone is to stay away from this product and any other sold by this company.

I cannot but warn others about the setbacks and disappointing surprises I experienced with this product.

Don't get me wrong: I admit that the product does not cause any harm your PC. That's the only PRO I can find.

That said, I would suggest to anyone interested in a paid license to read all of the low-rated user-reviews first (for this and previous versions). I read them all and agree with most.

I removed the software from my own PC a couple of months ago and left it installed on the other two devices in my household. Big mistake! My wife started wondering about some warnings she was getting from the software (instructing her to run some junk-software cleanup tool, which ended up being a hook into buying additional software from the company). That's when I removed it at once from my wife's and my daughter's PCs. Now I am temporarily using Windows' own security software until I find a replacement.

For now, I'm stuck with a 3-user license expiring on November 19, 2014.

Please follow my advice: do not subscribe to this software. I am sure you will avoid a lot of bitter regrets.

PS: For anyone interested in knowing the details, I can provide proof of all of my tickets with the company, even when they "cleaned up" their incident-database some time ago when they "moved onto a different and improved support-software".

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1 stars

"A Big Hustle - Will Not Review Subscription"

July 03, 2014  |  By kbrewer3351

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2014 2014.9.0.2021

Pros

I can't find any Pros

Cons

Constant hustle to buy more services (Grime Fighter, etc)
I've gotten several viruses while under the "care" of AVAST
Continuously forces me to change my home page
Has its "partnered" programs that it pushes and sometimes forces on the customer

Summary

I am a paying subscriber of AVAST Internet Security. AVAST frequently tells me that I have an undesirable/malicious/unneeded browser add-on (particularly in Mozilla Firefox). However, in order to have AVAST remove the add-on, I'm forced to make a choice between Yahoo or Bing for my new home page. Otherwise, AVAST will not remove the supposedly bad add-on. I want to keep the home page I have (Foxnews.com). But I can't go any further with the removal of the add-on unless I choose one of AVAST's choices. If I don't go through their dance, I'm continually reminded that I have bad add-ons. I inquired to AVAST as to this process. Here's their answer and a true testament to their arrogance (verbatim):

We only offer the user search options of those companies who partner with us, and tailor that to the availability of that search service in your geography (e.g., an avast! user in the US would be offered Yahoo but not Yandex, whereas a user in Russia would be offered Yandex but not Yahoo). All search providers are welcome to partner with us to have their search service listed, but not all major providers have done so. We expect to expand that list of search services over time.
If a provider that you want is not listed, you can always click on an option that is available so the offending toolbar can be removed, then go back into the settings for your browser and change the search according to your preference. Unwanted toolbars and other browser add-ons are a growing problem for users. We have seen user complaints steadily growing over the behavior of many browser add-ons. These add-ons have become more aggressive both in their installation and in their self-protection against uninstalled (in that regard, they look more and more like malware). BCU helps users by informing of the presence of these poor reputation add-ons and in removing them. Avast's objective is to incorporate BCU into a user's arsenal of protection technologies, defending against a certain class of aggressive browser add-ons that work by stealth, obfuscation, and various technical mechanisms against users' wishes and interests. BCU is a free tool, and during the use of that tool we may encourage you to use the services of partners of ours. These partners are all vetted and we feel offer the user a service of value. Accepting these offers helps keep the products free, but we do not require that you do so. You may opt out of the BCU reset process, or accept the use of another service if one is offered.

Why Yahoo and Bing? Why not Google or FoxNews? The answer: they're not "partnered" with AVAST. Meaning there's money involved. Additionally, I've gotten several (two considered "high threat" which AVAST could not remove and which I downloaded and used other virus programs to remove).

I will not be reviewing my AVAST subscription.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.10.2.2214
  • Improved Windows 10 Compatibility
  • Browser Cleanup integrated to Avast UI and added to Smart Scan
  • WebShield improvements for faster browsing and fixed issues with expired certificates
  • Avast NG virtualization -- performance and stability fixes
  • AccessAnywhere feature is removed and replaced with remote connection feature available through Account screen in all editions (not limited to Premier)
  • New design of Chrome plugin
  • Better license activation during setup
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date March 03, 2015
Date Added March 03, 2015
Version 2015.10.2.2214
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.19MB
File Name avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,498,828
Downloads Last Week 6,217
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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