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Free Avast??? For 60dys trial period only

by jozsinko46 / November 27, 2009 2:35 PM PST

Avast advertised as a free ware on, but actually a free trial for 60dys, why try fooling people with false advertisement???

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Reviewed by: Seth Rosenblatt on September 23, 2008

This impressive software provides the same steadfast protection of well-known antivirus programs, yet it's surprisingly free.

Avast Home Edition guards your PC and the network with multiple shields that scan executables and files. You can select parameters for scanning, and even choose wildcards to exclude specific file types. You can adjust the sensitivity level for the program's detectors when it comes to scanning downloaded files, instant messages, e-mails, and a host of P2Ps. Its efficient interface opens up window after window to tweak its settings to your liking, for novice to advanced level protection.

Though it took quite some time to run, we're impressed with this application's boot-time antivirus scan. Fortunately, if you're in a pinch you can bypass it. If malicious contents are detected, Avast comes to the rescue with handy virus cleanup tools. Some decent PC controls are even handed out here. You can block certain URLs and file operations, such as writing to files or even renaming, deleting or formatting them.

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Yes, there is a free and paid edition
by Steven Haninger / November 27, 2009 8:06 PM PST

You need to register for the free edition. It's time limited but, as I understand, you get to renew for free anyway.

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Thanks for reporting this. I will have the CNET Download...
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 30, 2009 1:11 AM PST

team check it out and if it's wrong, they'll correct it.

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Update: Editor added a note to their review
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 30, 2009 7:08 AM PST
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