avast! Free Antivirus 2015

avast! Free Antivirus 2015 by AVAST Software

5 stars

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5(158)

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anti-virus scanner avast! Free Antivirus is a complete anti-virus package, that is is free for registered home non-commercial users. It contains an on-demand scanner with two interfaces (simple for novices and advanced for experienced users), an on-access scanner with Standard Shield (which protects against execution and opening malware programs) and an embedded e-mail scanner which scans incoming and outgoing email messages. avast! Free Antivirus integrates with the Windows Explorer right click menu and also includes a special screen saver which is able to scan your system while your computer is not in use. Updates are incremental and frequently made available for manual or scheduled download. You will download a 30 day demo, if you would like to continue free usage beyond that time, you`ll need to register from the home page to obtain a free activation key by email. Copyright Snapfiles.com

FYI: During our review, we found that this program offers to install promotional, third party components. Installation of these components is optional but you should pay attention during setup. Read our policy.

Product Details

Publisher AVAST Software (3) O/S XP/Vista/7/8
Price Free Requirements None
Version 10.0.2206 ...history File Size 86799 Kb
Last updated Oct 21, 2014
 
Addtl. Notes This product cannot be installed on a server operating system

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User Reviews

5 stars84% 133
4 stars10% 16
3 stars3% 5
2 stars1% 3
1 star0% 1
Based on 158 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Great antivirus 5 stars by farhandialga739 Mar 22, 2014
This antivirus is great. It doesn't use much memory from the computer. Long scan time, but the results remain accurate. showShow review details
Take care during install with version 9. 4 stars by oteotd Feb 28, 2014 (Read all my 49 reviews)
With the newest version of avast I went through a lot of problems. Installed on a clean Windows 7 machine and that is where the problem started. First I was not sure if the issue was avast, the website or the IE. I thought IE because Chrome did not have same issues. All HTTPs sites were rendered broken and I worked for a long time working this out as I did not try any of them before installing avast. Tried turning off the shields but that did not help. Finally I figured out that if you turn off the avast browser add-on's it fixes everything. This only effected IE not Chrome (which I hate). Of course I know how to deal with this now but for the general non techie how would they ever figure it out. The webpages all had different issues. Some logged you out, some would not display certain things and others just would not work at all. To stop this from happening to anyone else I would highly suggest when installing this version of avast to make sure to do a custom install not the standard install. When you get to the screen that shows the items to be installed uncheck the option to install "Browser Protection". avast will now be installed without the browser add-ons and you will not encounter this issue. You will also not accidentally turn the option on again if you turn it off. avast should warn about this issue during install but they do not. Lots of time wasted but if this helps someone else great. I almost walked away from avast over this. Faster browser now also. showShow review details
Used for years 3 stars by larram257 Feb 15, 2014
I have used Avast for years, and recommended it to lots of people. I just replaced a hard drive and and installed Avast. Over the last several days, I noticed that when I click on a web site, it is taking painfully long to load. After some searching, the Avast web shield came up as a problem for many folks. I turned it off, and the problem ceased. Same with the mail shield. I do not recall this problem in earlier versions, but it has me considering another program. I can't recommend, without a warning about this issue. showShow review details
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