Avast! Free AntiVirus Review
Avast! is the best free antivirus software out there.
Avast! Free AntiVirus: Overall
Best for: Anyone who wants to protect their computer for free.
Pros: Free software, great protection for a free service.
Cons: Limited features, poor performance scores.
Avast! Free AntiVirus: Price
Free. Seriously, Avast offers the top free anti-virus protection for your computer. It also offers a better, more complete version of the software for $34.99, as well as more complete security suite for $39.99 and multi-device protection software for $49.99.
Avast! Free AntiVirus: Features
- Full virus and malware scan
- Phishing protection
- Quick installation
- AccessAnywhere, a remote-access client
- Grimefighter, helps improve performance
Avast! Free AntiVirus: Performance
As far as performance is concerned, you get what you pay for when it comes to Avast. And since you aren’t paying anything, the performance scores are not as good as some of the other top security software services. Avast’s free anti-virus software scored 4.5 out of 6 when it comes to performance from AV-Test’s performance test.
Avast! Free AntiVirus: Protection
For a free anti-virus service, you would think the protection might not be as good as the top paid products, but in fact, Avast’s free anti-virus product scores an impressive 5.5 out of 6 when it comes to AV-Test’s protection tests. AV-Test tests all the features of each security software product with its own malicious viruses, spam, etc., to get an accurate account of how reliable the products are.
Avast! Free AntiVirus: Support
Even for its free service, Avast offers some of the best customer service for users. They offer 24/7 phone support, and you can also submit a ticket if you are having problems with your software.