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Avast Internet Security

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 1638 votes

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  • Version:
    8.0.1482
  • Total Downloads:
    2,578,274
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 28, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)

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1 stars

"Horrible Product Worse is Costly Support"

December 03, 2013  |  By MathesSK

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 8.0.1482

Pros

NONE - quite the opposite - lots of CONS

Cons

Paid edition and I still have serious malware issues

Paid support for $299.99 for both computers created worse computer situtions on both

Once they get the $299.99 they do not give it back even if they do cause your computer to crash

Summary

I had an issue so called AVAST regular support that is free with paid for software. They got on and convinced me that the computer was about to crash. They walked through using remote access issues.

I so needed my computer to have a SKYPE interview so was very concerned either of them might crash. So I paid and from 2 PM until 7 PM. I was off the computers but next morning I got on and they were worse. So I then called into the Engineering number given and it was a 68 minute wait. I then called in to cancel this year long contract. The lady said to at least first try the senior engineers so I agreed (stress over the upcoming SKYPE interview took over) and we set it up for 8:30 PM. No one called. I went to bed about 11:15 PM and then they called to apologize for not calling as they are so swamped. (Wonder how many computers they destroyed to cause this to happen.) They wanted to set up yet another appointment for the next morning. (I have had one engineer sell me the product, another on the laptop and yet another on the desktop - so this is a senior and they cannot keep their appointments?)

I told them that I would be canceling. They said I had used their service so I cannot cancel. That is $299.99 for me to have a computer fixed to job interview via SKYPE and I do not have the comfort level the laptop will function to do this or to last the full hour of the interview and I need a new job.

I asked for a supervisor and was told that this woman had the authority to tell me no. I told her unless she owned the company she had a supervisor and I wanted to talk to that person. She said it would be 5 to 7 business days. WHAT? Then I contacted American Express to dispute the charges and filled them in on the scam.

I am now going to contact BBB and the Attorney General's office. I hope CNET will not support this product as a positive product to use. It is not in any way an enhancement to anyone's computer and first time you call for support good luck, if you do decide to ignore the information in these reviews.

My computer is so messed up I am having a hard time posting this review. The mouse and the button do not want to work and for this I paid $299.99?

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1 stars

"Avast Internet Security 8 sucks"

March 04, 2013  |  By bigbear44--2008

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 8.0.1482

Pros

Sorry but their is no pro or positive to Avast Internet Security 8,it sucks ,when I updated to 8 the fire wall was blocking all flash video or any video in firefox and IE9.all the nice improvements are worthless if it dont work right! Avast Internet Security 7 was way better I never had a problem with 7

Cons

Sorry but their is no pro or positive to Avast Internet Security 8,it sucks ,when I updated to 8 the fire wall was blocking all flash video or any video in firefox and IE9.all the nice improvements are worthless if it dont work right! Avast Internet Security 7 was way better I never had a problem with 7

Summary

I paid for this **** Avast better fix it fast or I will have to find something better until then I don't recommend 8 at all stick with Avast Internet Security 7 all the bells and whistles don't matter if it is not working and blocking content that I did not block I even contacted them and not a word back !

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5 stars

"The best !!"

March 04, 2013  |  By kbajey19

 |  Version: Avast Internet Security 8.0.1482

Pros

New interface looks cool.
Powerful shields that make the core protection.
Silent firewall.. I promise 0 popups from the firewall after the first and last popup in the setup.. :)

Cons

None !!!!!

Summary

I have been using avast! since 2010.There is no virus problems..I like this program a lot... It's a great product from a great company..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.1482

Protective Feature

  • New - Software Updater - Shows overview of all your outdated software and applications.
  • New - Browser Cleanup - Remove pesky and unwanted toolbars and plug-ins.
  • Improved - Silent Firewall - Improved loggin for better details/stats and supports both IPV4 and new IPV6 networks.
  • Improved - Behavior Shield - Greater precision.
  • Improved - Antispam - Now with better reporting functionality.
  • Improved - Avast! Sandbox - Provides an extra layer of security to run your application in a virtual environment.

    Greater Usability

  • New User interface (UI)- Easier to use with customizable features.
  • New Optimized for Touch Screens - Simplifies Avast for use on your touch-based Win 8 devices.
  • General
    Publisher AVAST Software
    Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
    Release Date February 28, 2013
    Date Added February 28, 2013
    Version 8.0.1482
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 5.4MB
    File Name avast_internet_security_setup_online.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,578,274
    Downloads Last Week 4,942
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $49.99

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