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Avast Premier 2014

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All User Reviews

Results 1-9 of 9

  • 5.0 stars

    "The best antivirus software currently on the market."

    March 29, 2014  |   By dado-j

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 2014.9.0.2016

    Pros

    The best antivirus software currently on the market. Neither these single virus, spyware and malware,
    I can not bypass Avast's protection. Also, on the internet, the infected site, not
    can be opened.

    Cons

    I use Avast since version 4.0, and to present the latest, and is pleased to be recommended to all who want adequate protection for your computer.

    Summary

    For me personally, there is no better antivirus program from Avast.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Avast 2014 Firewall and other pitfalls"

    October 24, 2013  |   By wobbles500

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 2014.9.0.2006

    Pros

    Antivirus module works as well past versions
    Works well enough on single computers not on network

    Cons

    1. Don't use safezone with dual monitors unless you like rebooting your computer to escape it. Can be disabled in browser plug-ins but that will disable webrep as well if you want it for some reason.

    2.Buggy firewall will decide from reboot to reboot rather it will connect with other computers and devices in network.

    3.Combining the 10 former categories into 5 makes the interface much more of a pain to navigate. Finding settings and MAKING THEM STICK from reboot to reboot is a problem.

    4.Getting worthwhile technical support via their "evangelist" infested forums is rather like spending a month in a North Korean labor camp.

    5.This last one is completely my opinion so take it for what it's worth but to me the UI looks pug ugly compared to past versions.

    Summary

    Avast 2014 (9) show no improvement over version 8 while in fact takes many steps in the wrong direction. This is mostly a poor shuffling of tools already available in the earlier version to give the illusion of improvement without any. Buggy Firewall makes it hardly worth more than the free version without any firewall at all.

    Avast has put out years of good antivirus suites and hopefully over the next several months can work out the many, many problems currently in Avast 2014.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Complete peace"

    March 29, 2013  |   By kbajey19

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1483.72

    Pros

    The Shields,firewall and antispam are very rough on virus.
    High detection rate and low false postives
    Light impact on pc
    Sandbox,Software updater and browser cleanup are great !!

    Cons

    Nothing..... avast! rocks

    Summary

    Was using the free antivirus and later upgraded to internet security and Now using avast! premier.avast! protects you from all nasty things.If you are going to buy antivirus then avast! is the top pick.
    Even avast! free is the best in the free antivirus world

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good product"

    March 19, 2013  |   By smbroadrock

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1483.72

    Pros

    None so far

    Cons

    Price is a little high

    Summary

    Good product for anyone to use.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "very good antivir"

    March 19, 2013  |   By jeffz2012

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1483.72

    Pros

    avast + adaware + "some common sense" and my pc has been clean for 5 years.

    Cons

    1. bloatware: they seem to forget that they are about keeping pc clean, not about becoming "swiss army tool" for pc .. they went tooo far
    2. version 8 is not tested properly for Vista;
    when I tried to update on pc with Vista it refused to restart (hanging) ... I tried 5 times, before I reverted to version 7

    Summary

    good software
    skids toward bloatware a bit lately
    version 8 is not properly tested for Vista - read: cons->2
    it is free, which is "priceless"

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  • 5.0 stars

    "How Dare You"

    March 18, 2013  |   By oddgirl8

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1483.72

    Pros

    Avast is a decent security option but this review is about the tenacity of this website criticising a developer for installing bloatware!!! Download.com USED to be my only stop for downloading programs but now the CNet installer is so loaded with bloatware I have taken my browsing and downloading elsewhere. That the above reviewer has the sheer gall to bad mouth Alwil, a developer that provides a viable security solution that is free and used by millions throughout the world, for including a few REPUTABLE programs that are easily opted out of in their installer beggars belief. The CNet installer is one of the worst offenders in this regard and responsible for foisting more unwanted DISREPUTABLE programs on unknowing users than perhaps any other source on the net

    Cons

    See Above!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crapware crapware crapware"

    March 17, 2013  |   By Seamus Mckenzie

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1483.72

    Pros

    Absolutely destroyed my laptop, writing this on my daughters netbook. Cnet you must be getting paid by avast and above reviews are from ghost writers. Cannot access safe mode on my windows 8 laptop

    Cons

    Crapware crapware crapware crapware crapware crapware

    Summary

    avoid avoid avoid avoid.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST NONINTRUSIVE SECURITY SUITE AROUND,USERS DELIGHT."

    March 14, 2013  |   By sbose64

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1483.72

    Pros

    easy fast installation,comprehensive array of shields and core security features,lightweight,pleasant user interface,legible and easy settings and above all,its non intrusive nature that dont just shuts you away from using the internet in its medium default settings.its nearest rival has this nagging behaviour of blocking nearly everything,from popular urls to installation of well known software that scared me off years back and never getting it again.

    Cons

    webrep addon is superfluous and should be opted out during installation.software updater too isnt necessary(go for independent ones) and bloats things up.

    Summary

    it is just incredible that one gets so much for free in a security app that naturally comes with lots of protective elements in a heavy size format.understandably,surfers worldwide has given it a massive thumbs up.security is a critical issue in web life and free avast single handedly answers that without asking.its a wonderful gift in a platter and users have rewarded it with the worlds numero uno downloaded freeware rank,year after year.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent! Perfect!"

    February 28, 2013  |   By XerjieDrex

    Version: Avast Premier 2014 8.0.1482

    Pros

    *Great Compatibility With My Windows 8 (64-Bit) Edition
    *Fast And Efficient In Terms Of Scanning And Updating
    *Great Extra Tool Feature - "Access Anywhere" (Remote Connection)
    *Awesome Friendly/Pro-Look/Eye-Catching Graphical User Interface (GUI) On This New Avast 8
    *I Installed Avast 8 Internet Security First Then This Premier Edition To See What's The Difference,And All I Can Say This One Is PERFECT!

    Cons

    *I Installed It Few Hours Ago And I Didn't Think Any Cons For Now

    Summary

    *I'm Using Avast For Years (Internet Security) And I Think This New Version Of Avast 8 Is Their Greatest Masterpiece! Two Thumbs Up!!!

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