I was a big fan of AVG Antivirus until I decided to give Avast! Free Antivirus 2018 (Download) a try. The reason for the switch is the annoying pop-up ad asking me to upgrade to the pro version. I have to admit, I am impressed by the overall performance.
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It is lightweight and intuitive protection powered by a community over 400 million strong, this is next-gen cybersecurity for all. The main reason for installing avast is my reluctance in purchasing a full fledged internet security for an old computer that I seldom use. The latest version comes with Webcam Shield that protects your built-in camera from hidden spies, and Ransomware Shield ensures your files cannot be encrypted without your permission, so you don’t get held to ransom.
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Feature wise, Avast comes packed with many features not found in other free antivirus. The Web and Network Shield are important feature which I find essential, as for those into Gaming, the only free antivirus with Game Mode are Avast and BitDefender. The problem with BitDefender is exactly like AVG, it comes with nagware – Nagging you to purchase the paid version.
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Performance wise, the detection rate for Avast Free Antivirus is good, we still believe the best antivirus is the behavior of the end user. Do not click on suspicious links or download files from unknown source!
Avast Pro uses several layers of protection, keeping your PC and resources safe from several angles.
Long story short, we tried avast! for a month and discovered that it is quiet a reliable antivirus, it managed to block a number of attacks. Just like most antivirus, avast! is compatible with Microsoft Windows.
Never Download Cracked Antivirus From Torrent
Please avoid torrent or crack files, they are more often than not infected with malware as these hackers know the reason you are downloading an antivirus is because your computer is exposed without protection. These ‘free’ antivirus crack files from torrent are usually infected with ransomware, sometimes cryptocurrency miners or trojan.
There are plenty of free antivirus by top security companies that doesn’t require you to pay for the product’s activation code or serial number. The free version may lack some core features, but it is still a better choice over pirated copies from torrent.
Always support the original software if you have the financial means, especially for small business owners. Just because it is easy to re-create something digitally doesn’t mean the programmers behind the original software works for free and have no family to support.