How is Avast Free Antivirus....?
Is it good..??? Can it remove all viruses from my computer?? Does it have in-built firewall....??
What are pros and cons of this antivirus...???.....Plzzzz help.....viruses are ruining my PC..
Please compare it with the the antiviruses which comes with total security solution..
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
I've been in the IT industry for over 14 years and done my share of resolving issues stemming from online threats, including virus removal and dealing with other types of malware. Avast is a fine product and I've recommended it to many people over the years.
For a long time, I've only used free antivirus products along with the built-in Windows Firewall... I use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on my personal computers and our company uses Microsoft Forefront Security (client and server), which is basically the corporate version of MSE. I've used Avast! in the past and it's a good product as well - just seems that MSE is a bit more lightweight and less obtrusive to my computing experience.
In the meantime, when you say that "viruses are ruining my PC", you may want to try Malwarebytes Antimalware. Select the free option at the end of the installation wizard by opting out of the "free trial". Update it's definitions database and perform a FULL system scan. Remove anything it detects, reboot and you should be in a better situation than before with regard to these viruses ruining your PC.
Of course, no software can replace common sense. While there are many anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-adware, anti-spyware, etc software products out there, the best tool is knowing what to avoid and how to handle things like email attachments, pop-up windows, ads, and information from unknown sources. By coupling this knowledge with free anti-virus software, I've not had a single virus on any computer I've personally used in over 10 years.
In fact, I created an ebook which teaches people how to do the same thing I've done using only free software while also educating them by proving easy-to-understand tips. I'd love to get feedback on it from anyone reading this forum. You can find it at http://www.howdoyougetmalware.com
- Anonymous6 years ago
I am a developer at Microsoft so I know a thing or two about computers. The best PC cleaner and antivirus program is PC Health Boost, it's very light and it's the only antivirus/cleaner with a 99.99% detection rate.
It's also a PC booster so your computer will be running faster than nomal. Download it here for free: http://www.pcboostsoftware.com
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- 7 years ago
avast home edition antivirus is free, and is considered good by many review sites. Only drawback is its larger vdf files which can be implemented on any versn of avast. Also it is too heavy on system. Btw my personal experience told me that it cannot eliminate viruses. From ver. 4 to 6 it failed. though you can try avira
- 7 years ago
Avast is a relatively lightweight antivirus program which is reputable for being through and easy on the computer. Yes, it is one of the most downloaded anti-virus programs and is rated #1 for free AV software but most tech websites.
- Anonymous7 years ago
If you want free then I recommend Avast , superantispyware and Malwarebytes. coupled with Comodo firewall They are all free for personal use . It is safe to use two anti-spy products but never use more than one A/V as it can cause conflicts.
- 7 years ago
Avast free is an excellent product. I've used it for over 3 yrs and I've never got a malware infection.
- 5 years ago
It's bad compared to others such as Malwarebytes, get malwarebytes instead of avast, avast isn't that good.
- Mike SLv 77 years ago
Avast - there are no con's > use it..........
Also for more protection to get rid of Malware/Adware and potential Spyware.....you can use the free editions of MBAM and SAS with Avast.....they all work well together.......
4 years of Avast, MBAM, SAS - no problems