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Avast Free Antivirus

3.9/5 (25 review)
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On-Premise
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Avast Free Antivirus Pros

  • Free, easy-to-install and use
  • Aggressive self protection procedures
  • Lots of settings for control and adjust each component

Avast Free Antivirus Cons

  • Frequent ads and pop-ups
  • No scan scheduler, no rescue kit
  • Big space on hard drive
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Avast Free Antivirus Pricing

Avast Free Antivirus
  • Intelligent Antivirus
  • CyberCapture
  • Wi-Fi Inspector
Free
Avast Free Antivirus
Free
  • Intelligent Antivirus
  • CyberCapture
  • Wi-Fi Inspector
Reviews 25

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A complete waste

They took two payments for the Avast cleanup program, they refunded one payment but in doing so they also cancelled my account so after numerous emails trying to explain I'm still waiting for for the second payment to be refunded, they say it's been refunded nowhere to be

Pros:

  • Many useful
  • security-related bonus features

CONS:

  • Can't refund my payment
OVERAL
2.75
Quality
3
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERAL
2.75
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0

Avast is one of the most flexible and attractive security tools in the market

The free version is good. You don`t need to pay at all. Avast antivirus free download link from this website led me to their promo page. I didn`t pay. I just downloaded the demo. Virus scanner works. I think that the program needs some tweaking.

Pros:

  • Silent mode feature to hide alerts

CONS:

  • Shows ads within the program
OVERAL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
3
OVERAL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
3.0

Avast Antivirus is a great solution - as long as the price you`re paying is "free"

I've used free avast for 11 years now with windows defender OFF. Its just outright better and I trust avast to keep me safe. On numerous occasions (where i was fishing) windows defender was caught red handed, allowed me to download some suspect program, and then it caught

Pros:

  • Strong performance

CONS:

  • No commercial use
OVERAL
4.25
Quality
5
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERAL
4.25
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0

Good antivirus software

The Free version of avast is great. AvastPro has many issues. . I had the free avast versions for years, and since I was a long time customer got an offer for a free update to pro. Once I had a AvastPro I contracted a terrible virus, and had to change all my social media

Pros:

  • Free version is more than good enough

CONS:

  • Nagging you until you upgrade
OVERAL
3.25
Quality
4
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERAL
3.25
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0

Avast remains as best choice for me for free antivirus

I have used Avast over the last 5 years or so including the IP masking software. I disliked the IP proxy software as it would not work with certain websites I elected to frequent, and I don't feel Avast has the right to determine what sites I do or do not frequent.

Pros:

  • Password manager

CONS:

  • Some bonus features require separate purchase
OVERAL
4
Quality
5
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERAL
4
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0

Best Protection for you

Avast has always been the best antivirus on the planet and has prevented me from ever having a virus through any of my computers beginning with my Windows 95 operating system. My only complaint is that now everything is sold separately and as an add-on and it can get quite

Pros:

  • Nice detection rates

CONS:

  • Advertisements
OVERAL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
4
Ability
3
OVERAL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
3.0

I have nothing to say other than that it is a good antivirus

Avast is a good freeware, The free version is well for most people, itoccupied a little m computer memory, scanning speed is good, the free version has enought protection function for your computer: it can protect your file system, internet browsing, email, network and P2P

Pros:

  • On-access protection from viruses and other malware

CONS:

  • No automatic scanning of new drives connected to a PC
OVERAL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERAL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0

Avast is good antivirus and I have checked it by myself.

Avast is good antivirus, I have checked it by myself. I downloaded some archives with different viruses and here is the result: Kasperskiy found 53%; Doctor Veb - 41%; Avira - 60%; Avast - 60% (BUT ITS FREE!!!); Norton - 58%; Panda - 79% (I was surprised, but anyway this av is bad).

Pros:

  • Recognizes viruses very good as for free version
OVERAL
4.5
Quality
4
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERAL
4.5
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0

Avast helped to remove a virus module

I`m not going to say something bad about developers, or PR them. I just want to tell how the free antivirus Avast helped to delete the Mail.ru virus module which caused irrevocably changing search engine from Google to Mail.

Pros:

  • Helps to delete a virus modules
OVERAL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERAL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0

Experienced users will appreciate its lengthy feature list

It is OK as free stuff but if you are going to get the upgraded version as I did, the upgrades you can get from Avast appear to be never ending. When you buy an anti-virus software from other sources like Trend Micro that's it.

Pros:

  • Password manager
  • network scanner
  • hardened browser

CONS:

  • Fairly heavy impact on system performance
OVERAL
3.25
Quality
3
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
3
Ability
3
OVERAL
3.25
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
3.0

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