Avast! Free Antivirus Reviews

Beware! avast! is adware -4 Helpful

Negative Review by Reekdeb
about Avast! Free Antivirus Jun 2016

Latest version of avast injects advertisemnts on every outgoing email without even asking any permission from users. It injected ads in all my business emails. I decided to uninstall avast after discovering that this ad / footer was added without my consent.

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This Antivirus has serious problems 3 Helpful

Negative Review by Shojimeguro
about Avast! Free Antivirus May 2016

I Tried this Antivirus because of its user ratings and popularity but after i found some serious problems like this :

  • Block Files on some PC Games
    When I Installing its setup, Avast Prevent the installation by removing some files in setup though there is no virus inside

  • Disable intel virtualization technology
    Keep Restarting and Enter BIOS while there is no problem at all ! Then I remembered that this happens after i installed AVAST!
    After Uninstalling, Intel-vt is enabled.....

  • Doesn’t detect fade adware
    Some Browser Adware called FADE, annoying virus that freeze screen to black and white and only able to be closed using alt tab or task manager are NOT DETECTED by AVAST!

Then I Tried Windows Defender or Malwarebytes and Every Serious Problem i Mentioned Above is Solved Instantly!


Forget this software, -2 Helpful

Negative Review by Aluenvey
about Avast! Free Antivirus and Google Chrome Oct 2015

It downloaded Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome on my behalf. What that is basically saying is that my privacy is worse less than security. It should be more than obvious why this is messed up, but let's break this down:

  1. Google always remembers your history.
  2. You have to manually delete this history as their is no apps that will delete your history.

When I downloaded Avast, my computer was running significantly slower than normal. It wasn't running like this when I was using open source anti-virus.

Avoid this software.


Annoyware -1 Helpful

Negative Review by conorwsullivan
about Avast! Free Antivirus Feb 2012

Without commenting on the product's effectiveness as security software, I would like to note that its pretty nasty annoyware. It pops-up an alert once an hour or so for two weeks until it gets you to break down and register. However, registering isn't that hard, it just requires a name and email address; you don't even need to open your email or a web browser.

When the product updates its definitions or completes a scan, it produces the world's biggest notification slide-in, which is pretty annoying.

I think avast previously interrupted movies and video games, but it seems like its gotten better on that point. I am a regular gamer and it has not interrupted a game yet.


Download Avast 5 with an improved user interface! -1 Helpful

Positive Review by em4020
about Avast! Free Antivirus and Spamfence.net Jun 2011

Download Avast 5 Free Antivirus with an improved user interface!
Avast 5 is not automatically installed with the automatic updates. Avast 5 must be downloaded (41.5 MB) separately. The installation process of Avast 5 (114 MB on the hard disk) automatically uninstalls Avast 4.8 and incorporates the existing registry key with no problems. The new user interface is a clear improvement compared with version 4.8.
I think, there exists no other free Antivirus Software for local installation, which provides a better virus protection including the e-mail traffic (with an outlook plugin) and with anti-spyware protection than Avast Free Antivirus does.

Additional to (or instead of) Avast Free Antivirus I only recommend [Spamfence.net](http://alternativeto.net/desktop/spamfencenet/ ), because this very professional (but for private persons free) solution provides an ONLINE virus- and spam-mail recognition in the WEB, long before unwished e-mails arrive at your computer.

Since many years I have very good experiences using Avast Home Edition combined with the professional online service Spamfence.net
- Avast is extremely reliable, no one false positive since many years of use, not one virus infection in many years, very reliable virus-checking of E-Mails
- Avast is user friendly, updates automatically really often, has all the functions you can require
- very little disadvantages: not free for commercial use, one time a year You must update the licence key.