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Avast Free Antivirus review

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Key features
  • Free
  • PC
Reviewed

Avast is a famous name in the world of free antivirus software, but this software package has plenty of rivals from an increasing number of free malware protection suites. Our annual lab test takes a look at its protection scores from thousands of viruses as well as whether it can protect you from phishing and ransomware. 

Included in our expert review
  • Pros and cons
  • Note: Avast Jumpshot controversy
  • What is it?
  • How well will I be protected?
  • What’s it like to use? 
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Should I install it?
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We have tested 32 antivirus software packages and found that there are 0 Don't Buys and 8 Best Buys.
Range of Antivirus software package scores
  1. 48%
    Lowest score
  2. 73%
    Average score
  3. 84%
    Highest score
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