Avast Mac Security 2015 for Mac User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "garbage. It messed up my MacBook Pro"

    November 11, 2014  |   By Fuma419

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029

    Pros

    it was free

    Cons

    my MBP froze completely every time the scan finished.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "First use it"

    November 6, 2014  |   By inetworksoftware

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029

    Pros

    I come from interworksoftware.com, We provide cheaper adobe software, so i familiar with software and how to download them. Now, i found Download some software from CNET, the software is very fast and runs on Mac is very smoothly, using so easy.

    Cons

    Haven't found any cons.

    Summary

    the using experience is very perfect, hope more and more people know and use it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Effective and light, very easy to use"

    October 26, 2014  |   By KuningasmeniRanskaan

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029

    Pros

    Easy and quick to download and install.
    Was able to find quite a bunch of infections (from files I found admit were suspicious) and identify most of them precisely. Deleting the infections was easy.
    Warns about unsafe websites.
    Doesn't slow my mac down at all and definitely does not crash it.
    It's free. That's a big plus.

    Cons

    Scanning took awfully long.
    No other cons so far, but I did download this just two days ago.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "User Beware = Agreed"

    October 13, 2014  |   By upsetkitty11

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 9.0 build 42301

    Pros

    It's free I guess.

    Cons

    This version will brick your Mac.

    Summary

    I've now acquired a pretty aluminum brick, but it no longer allows me to complete tasks. Netflix is also gone. My Mac is currently being used as a very expensive dinner tray. Looks like I'll need to wipe and install - all normal recovery options are not working.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "User Beware!"

    September 4, 2014  |   By pdesantis21

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 9.0 build 42301

    Pros

    Will crash your mac, if that is what you want.

    Cons

    The latest free version will absolutely crash your mac, and your computer will be stuck on the loading screen. In order to fix this issue, Google the following: "uninstall avast single user boot."

    Seriously, you've all been warned.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good antivirus"

    August 15, 2014  |   By davidconnery34

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 9.0 build 42301

    Pros

    It catches every bug, malware and virus! Great!

    Cons

    I have no complaint

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Bad on my Mac Book running Mac X v.10.6.8"

    August 13, 2014  |   By fastknitter

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 9.0 build 42126

    Pros

    Nice interface
    Automatic virus updates

    Cons

    No instructions for use
    Crazy things started happening right after installing

    Summary

    Everything went back to normal after uninstall.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Burned By Bad AV Once Again"

    July 24, 2014  |   By DeltaNerd

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 9.0 build 42061

    Pros

    -Free
    -Light
    -Pretty
    -Slick integration

    Cons

    -Ground all four of my Macs to a halt.
    -Made my Macs crash and lose data
    -Repetitively quarantined my Bank emails as risks. ***...
    -Another terrible Mac AV

    Summary

    My Macs are all 2013 i7's with SSDs and 16GB RAM. AV should not over tax or slow them down. Yet with Avast I had Finder crashing every other minute, Firefox downloads failed and were painfully slow when they did work, and iTunes lost its mind and kept losing it's library location. I was at wits end when I decided to uninstall Avast and then... Abracadabra POOF... No More Issues! Avast you here by join the laundry list of Mac AV apps with no purpose other than reminding me of why I left Windows.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Pros y contras en un MacBook Pro 2011 (inicio)"

    July 18, 2014  |   By joaceved

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 9.0 build 42061

    Pros

    Detecta infecciones y las elimina más eficazmente que otros programas

    Cons

    Impide conectarse a Internet. Para conectarse, hay que desactivar los escudos

    Summary

    Cumple su función, pero crea problemas de navegación en Internet si no se desactivan los escudos desde las preferencias del programa

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Update takes over for first 10 minutes of boot."

    June 24, 2014  |   By Zeck

    Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 8.0.40795

    Pros

    I think it may work.

    Cons

    Update is intolerable. Can't do any work for the first 10 minutes in the morning, because it's doing an update. No way to shut off update, schedule update or update on demand. Updates several times a day and gives me the spinning beachball at precisely the wrong times when I'm in a hurry.

    Summary

    Use Sophos instead.

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