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Free Anti-Virus Software Avast 7 Review 2013

Introduction:Free Avast software is an anti virus software which can be used in personal computers, laptops, tablets, phones, cameras, HD TVs, printers, software and desktops efficiently. Its seventh version has found good reputation in the market. It is free and can be easily downloaded from the site. Avast review recommends this product as excellent amongst the available products in market.

Advantages:Avast, Free Anti Virus7 has built-in remote assistance which is very useful. Features like automatic sand boxing prevent harm to the system by keeping away suspicious programs and files. The best part of its features is that boot time scan running is very fast and much before malware can launch attack. The most effective malware cleanup, if fails to detect a suspicious file, automatic sand boxing keeps away the file and thus the website is prevented from harms.Good independent laboratory results are obtained in performance. Reviews by competent experts, users and PC Mag’s test have always rated this antivirus software very good. Web reputation rates reporting is a bonus feature in the software.

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Disadvantages:The most disadvantageous part of this anti virus software is that boot time scan is difficult to finish without user interaction. If a particular group is bent upon to manage web reputation, it can be done with certain settings. A very good score provided in PC Mag’s testing of malware blocking is average in the standard ranking system.

Comparison with similar products in market:

Automatic sandboxing added in version 7 is very helpful. This was available in commercial versions only previously. More added features like market page to upgrade full security suites, purchase backup and password management solutions and free credit alert service give added advantage to this free antivirus software in comparison to commercial software. Specialists have given excellent, four star, rating to this antivirus.

Other free antivirus software like Avira, AVG has also been graded in excellent grade by a number of specialists in the field. Comodo antivirus is in very good grade with three star rating. Avast’s other products like Rescue Disc, Internet Security 6&7, Free version 6.0 have been placed by critics in 3 and half star category.

Advices in use of software:

While installing or configuring the software, a number of options are offered. Select the one which suits to you most. The product also gives certain scan options. For testing, choose full system scan option. Boot-time scanning is done to automatically move away all possible threats to chest. It avoids hang up in system.

In case, the scanner finds a halt due to a threat, ‘move all to chest’ option should be selected. In further halts in scanning i.e. during threats, give another confirmation prompt. Full scan takes roughly 21 minutes which is much lower than average scanning time of 30 minutes. Boot scanning further takes 20 minutes or more.

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