Avast! Free Antivirus Reviews

This Antivirus has serious problems

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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!


Not happy

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I understand I get what I pay for buy getting a free AV, but I've never had such a negative experience with others. The AV is not only annoying (I don't need to get a loud notification every time my database updates itself) but a resource-hog. It slows down my computer on boot tremendously, and does a very, very slow scan when asked to. I had it for about a year but had to uninstall and go without it. Now my computer is a lot faster, and quite frankly, better off.

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I often have to work on family or friends systems, and I prefer not to put them online until I am satisfied the problem is solved.

I downloaded the "offline installer" from the avast website, put it on a USB drive, and I was met with disappointment. Every install failed when it couldn't submit diagnostic data or update the definitions. There was no option to disable this function for a true "offline install."


Best Free or Premium Version Anti-Virus

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As a computer geek & programmer, I've used and tested the top 10 antiviruses that are in the market and never have I regretted using Avast. It's the anti-virus of my household. I have every device in my family installed Avast.


Quite happy!

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Have been back with AVAST only recently (was with another for the last 2 years) and it no longer has annoying announcements and is truly lightweight.
A real pleasure to have on board!
Thank you AVAST team! :)


Forget this software,

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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.



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Have been using since 2006, from the recommendation of a fellow gamer, and have yet to turn back. I have the android version installed on my rooted LG Optimus (which has a custom ROM), and REALLY like that (blocking spam texts for the win), and have also used it on Ubuntu for a home web server with apache2.

keeps my computer clean, doesn't slow it down, and sand-boxes weird programs that may try to hijack and/or install trojans to my computer, and it has blocked a few hacker injection attempts to my computer ( I awoke from a dead sleep at 2 am to my computer shouting "threat detected!", because I forgot to lower the volume after playing some video games, and left my computer on lol). It has also saved me from mistyped url's, on more than one occasion. The web rep supports 3 out of 4 of my favorite browsers (opera not supported), and it supports IE.

PROBLEM? I think not :D



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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.


The best antivirus out there

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I am satisfied user of avast antivirus for more than 10 years. And I can recommend it to everyone who seeks good and fast protection, with low system requirements.


I've run Avast on several of my personal computers for years

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I've run this on several of my personal computers for years, and have liked it. It's had its quirks, from version to version, but generally scores favorably in security tests and isn't too bad or a resource hog. I've strayed away, just a little, to Microsoft Security Essentials - which runs better on some of my aging hardware - but Avast! is my go-to for my own personal PCs.


Highly recommended

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Highly recommended: I've been using the free Avast home edition for almost 2 years now, I can't recall having any serious issues since, it's unobtrusive & resource friendly, I build computer systems for Family & Friends and I always make sure Avast is installed, updated & ready to go.


avast! is better.

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avast! is better. It can pull the computer out of sleep mode for a scheduled scan. AVG, McAfee and Symantec just got pwned.


Stops all the threats

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This is one of my favorites. Stops all of those threats before they get on your computer...can't say that about some of the professional paid for software! 12 computers in my network and all have Avast Home Edition on them.


It never failed me once.

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I'm using this Anti-Virus for years now and it never failed me once.