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Linda
10 Dec 2015

I couldn't find Avast Antivirus for my iPad or iPhone.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did you try the link I gave? https://www.avast.com/en-us/mobile

Posted by:

Roy Comer
10 Dec 2015

Doesn't look like Avast Mobile is available for iPhone. Am I missing something?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Avast provides only a subset of the functions on iOS devices. You can download Passwords or SecureLine VPN.
See https://www.avast.com/en-us/mobile

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Dennis
10 Dec 2015

I have found that Avast AV altho good takes up too much of resources which stops my computer dead too much of the time.
Also many time I switch on and find after 5 mins or so a message pop up which says Avast is not enabled so you are vulnerable!! Thanks!

So on my PCs I changed to Panda AV which altho not as good(?) there is no interference from it and updates without me even knowing. Have I done well, or not?
(I have Avast on my phone which I don't use much anyway)

Posted by:

Kelly Cook
10 Dec 2015

No free version listed for IPhone 6 ..

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Charlie Scott
10 Dec 2015

I used the free version of Avast for several years (it was recommended by the tech I bought my Dell laptop from). I also had Norton Anti-Virus, then upgraded to Norton 360. They ran well together (with an occasional burp) until earlier this year. I ended up contacting Norton and, after several tries to fix the conflict, ended up having to de-install Avast. My wife's Dell laptop also had a conflict we couldn't resolve, and we de-installed Avast on her machine as well. (I should note that I have paid for Norton and still have a while to run on my subscription.) I've wondered if either (or both) companies have buried some type of conflict in their coding to create problems with other providers. In any case, I was satisfied with Avast and Norton since it seemed that one might catch something the other didn't. Really didn't like having to go to just one provider.

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Ken
10 Dec 2015

I have used Comodo for a long time and it has performed well for me. it does not bother my Windows 7 system by slowing it down. it also gives you the option of when you find a false positive that it has quarantined, you can open the quarantine and tell it that it is a safe file and allow it. updates are regular although some need a reboot. Very happy with Comodo.

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David
10 Dec 2015

I have used Avast for several years along with an occasional M-BAM run. I have had no problems on my own computers. I have seen several different problems with other AV programs on friends computers and recommended that they switch to Avast.

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RichF
10 Dec 2015

I've used AVG for a long time. Your reviews of Avast always tempt me to switch. When helping friends and relatives I make sure they go with Avast because of your recommendations. When I finally get myself motivated I'll be switching also. You haven't led me astray yet.

Posted by:

Jon
10 Dec 2015


Sounds good.

I went to download the Mac version and was routed by Avast to CNET. Is there a reliable alternative download site?

Posted by:

swabyw
10 Dec 2015

I have used the free version for many years. Just the antivirus. I never had much trouble. I will try the new one when it comes available.

Posted by:

Bob Shami
10 Dec 2015

I have been using the free version of Avast since August. I registered the product at the time. I see now where the registration period is good only for one year - the registration panel in settings tells me how many days I have left before the registration "expires". What happens at the end of that year? Will the program still function as before?

EDITOR'S NOTE: There is no expiration for the FREE version. Some people mistakenly download a free trial version of the PAID product, and then are led to believe that the free version is demanding an upgrade to paid. If that happens, just uninstall and then download the FREE (not free trial) version.

Posted by:

Bob Shami
10 Dec 2015

Further to my post above, being new to Avast, I have just learned that the free version apparently requires annual re-registration. This quote appears on Avast.com faq in answer to "How do I register Avast Free Antivirus": "Your registration is valid for 12 months during which time you will receive free updates to both the program and your virus definitions. After that time you may renew your free registration." Apparently they start reminding you to renew the registration 30 days before it expires. See this link for how to do this: http://code.adonline.id.au/renewing-avast-antivirus/

Posted by:

Basil J. Miller
10 Dec 2015

Seems like a good product

Posted by:

Lee Keller
10 Dec 2015

Avast - Requires too many resources. Also too large a footprint.

AVG - Ditto

Solution: Bitdefender Free

Posted by:

charlie
10 Dec 2015

I like Avast because the free version is auto update.
For paid version I like Spybot ... anti crapware is free. Anti Virus is small price.

Posted by:

marlene
11 Dec 2015

Thank you for your most useful tips and interesting articles

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Bruce
11 Dec 2015

On Nov. 25th Avast downloaded and installed a new version. Whether this is the 2016 I don't know. Version 11.1.2245.
3 days ago I was losing my internet connection, but on only 1 computer. I suspected a hardware problem.
Then I noticed the Avast icon in the system tray had a little red "X" over it. I clicked on the icon and a display advised that Avast was turned off. I clicked "Turn on". The icon resumed its normal spinning and I HAD INTERNET back. This has happened several times in the past 3 days. I'm pulling my hair out over this. It has been suggested I download their uninstaller and then re-install Avast.
Any suggestions? (Beware of squirrels.)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like good advice.

Posted by:

JimmyC
11 Dec 2015

Avast Free Edition was the first pc security I used back in 2003. I had good results. I have been using Immunet 3 free edition for the last 4 years. I've had good results with it also.
I'm looking into if I can run both programs together. If not I'm going to try the 2016 Avast Free.

Posted by:

Bantam
11 Dec 2015

I have used Bitdefender Internet Security (paid) for my desktops for several years (since you first mentioned its winning ways in AV tests and it has continued to prove itself).

I have been using a combination of free Avira and free ESET for all mobiles for about a year now.

The above combinations have protected me extremely well, especially with a monthly run of MBAM (free) and its new ANTI-Exploit (free) just to be sure.

Posted by:

Ray Bobo
11 Dec 2015

I am not a geek and don't understand far far more than I do understand about cyber stuff. And I don't have time to waste solving unending PC problems. I used Avast (and other) antivirus programs. But I also began using System Mechanic (at Bob's suggestion). The Pro version (not free) includes antivirus and antimalware functions. I didn't seen the need to have redundant antivirus programs confusing each other. So, SM works for me.

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