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Avast Internet Security 2016

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  • Version:
    2016.11.2.2262
  • Total Downloads:
    2,747,835
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy

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3 stars

"Moderately useful"

March 13, 2016  |  By PyroKing123

2016-03-13 12:06:36  |  By PyroKing123

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2016 2016.11.1.2253

Pros

Scans internet sites before opening. Easily installed and (maybe) automatically updated. The 3-year subscription is reasonably priced. Scans PC rather quickly.

Cons

Provides conflicting information on PC status. Does not display what (year) version Avast is running. Poor feedback from Support, Recently stopped recording internet scan history and blocked sites?

Summary

Works OK with existing internet security which comes with Windows.

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1 stars

"Don't buy Avast tech support"

November 10, 2015  |  By stevewpb

2015-11-10 17:42:36  |  By stevewpb

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2016 2016.11.1.2253

Pros

Avast Internet Security is not secure on its own. Use with Malwarebytes paid version and your PC will be fairy safe.

Cons

If you call Avast they won't help unless you buy tech support. Before purchasing I asked if they could help with a specific issue. They said absolutely and charged my card $144. They transferred to a tech who said they could NOT help with my issue. Asked for a refund immediately and they said "No refunds". This company cannot be trusted. Disputing with credit card company. Their techs are not that knowledgeable. This service might be good for a novice who needs basic assistance.

Summary

Customer service will tell you anything to get you to buy tech support and their techs have only basic knowledge. Use Microsoft paid support.

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2 stars

"Safe Zone doesn't support Flash Player in 2015!"

July 04, 2015  |  By bananafish6726

2015-07-04 08:15:06  |  By bananafish6726

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Everything works great and silently with the exception of Safe Zone. See below.

Cons

I have used Avast Free for 5 or 6 yrs, and Internet Security for 3 now. The 2015 version's Safe Zone---as soon as you go to a page (a bank log-in or Amazon, for example) that uses Flash, the Flash Player will crash. Then SafeZone will hang FOREVER. You cannot pull up the task mgr using mouse or keyboard, and the only option is to shutdown by holding down power button, causing major corruption to Windows files. There is a GINORMOUS amount of discussion about this on the Avast community with little talk of resolution. I talked to Natalia at Bulgar, Avast's remote support contractor, and she acted like it was the first time she'd ever heard of this. She remotely accessed my computer, and brought up the Windows Error Log, and it was loaded with errors caused by Safezone/Flash conflicts. She then tries to sell me a service where a technician can remotely repair my Windows for $179.00. Obviously, I feel like they should repair it for free since their product damaged my 2 week old computer.

Summary

I don't know whether I had an isolated incident due to a bad installation, or what. I would hazard to say not since the Avast community board is abuzz about Safe Zone/Flash incompatibility. A word to the wise is sufficient.

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1 stars

"avast internt security 2015"

June 20, 2015  |  By FLETCHSHOUSE

2015-06-20 15:54:04  |  By FLETCHSHOUSE

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 8.0.1497

Pros

none I can find

Cons

It has severely degraded my use of the internet. I was only when I completely removed the program I could use the internet. There is virtually no support for any issues. I understand you will not refund my money but I think your assessment of this product should reflect the issues. I also know I am not the only one with these issues b/c the one site (not avast.com) that would address any issues there were multible questions & ask for help with the same issue but no support at all. Hate I went with this program. should have stayed with Kaspersky.

Summary

I check out reviews of the product before I purchased.it Be careful all the reviews you see are for the free version or for earlier. Not the current versions.

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5 stars

"Best all-around Internet Security"

April 24, 2015

2015-04-24 11:44:33

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

- lightweight, beautiful interface and user friendly. Even my father in law can use it (zero tech skills)
- able to scan your home network and browser, in addition to system scan.
- fast full-system scan
- custom settings
- power in numbers (Avast has the most users by far) which leads to better algorithms for catching threats.
- great price $29.99 for 3 computers.

Cons

- None so far

Summary

Avast has been around for over 27 years, very reputable company. For those having issues with pop-ups GO INTO SETTINGS> CHECK 'SILENT/GAMING MODE'. Its as easy as that. For free software you will deal with ads etc..I've been using the free version for years, but decided to upgrade to the paid version. Support the software developers, they are doing good work! I got a good price too by clicking the store tab on left side. I have tested Bitdefender, AVG, and many others, and AVAST has the best interface by far, and best security features!

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3 stars

"Avast 2015 - Now with Spammy Popup Ads!"

March 25, 2015  |  By LamendolaM

2015-03-25 14:34:00  |  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

2015-03-11 17:08:21  |  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

2015-01-13 09:39:04  |  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

2014-11-29 12:36:06

 |  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

2014-11-23 19:31:19  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2016.11.2.2262
  • Fixed crashing installations
  • Fixed critical crashes on some AMD processors
  • Fixed problem with huge antispam logfile
  • Fixed repeatedly adding SafeZone browser icon on desktop after avast update
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date April 28, 2016
Date Added April 28, 2016
Version 2016.11.2.2262
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.9MB
File Name avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,747,835
Downloads Last Week 3,698
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.99

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