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Avast: Products & Services

Avast offers many free antivirus software and computer protection options to its users.  Avast also offers anti-spyware technology as well as anti-rootkit and computer self-protection capabilities.  Avast Free Antivirus is the freeware version of the Avast Antivirus software available to Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux users as well as for Android Devices.  Avast Pro Antivirus is offered to businesses and users who want additional features. Priority updates are delivered automatically with Avast Pro Antivirus.

Avast: Company Background

Avast, formerly known as ALWIL Software is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.  They also have offices in Linz, Austria; Friedrichshafen, Germany; and San Mateo, California.  Avast is an acronym of "Anti-Virus – Advanced Set".  You can contact Avast for free phone support by calling (866) 951-7679,.  United States callers' calls are toll-free.  You can request support as well by submitting a support-request ticket here.  It may also be helpful to you to visit their support forum here to get your questions answered.  

Avast: Customer Feedback & Reviews

Avast Free Antivirus has received a CNET Editors' Rating of 4.5 stars.  The product's average user rating is 4.5 stars out of 23,733 votes.  Review Centre gives the company 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 274 reviews.  Users at Review Centre recommended their products 84.3 percent of the time!

PCMag has reviewed Avast.  They note that the pros for Avast are that its boot-time scan runs before malware can launch.  Its got good independent lab results and a very good score in PCMag's malware removal test. Automatic sand-boxing keeps suspicious programs from doing harm. Its also got built in remote assistance.  They also note the company's product cons.  They report that Avast's boot-time scan may not finish without user interaction, which is listed as a con in their review.  They state that, "If Avast's very good malware cleanup doesn't recognize a suspicious file, its built-in automatic sand-boxing can keep that file from doing harm. It's one of several good choices for free antivirus protection, with unusual bonus features like Web reputation reporting and built-in remote assistance.". 

In addition, Charles P. Jefferies at NotebookReview has reviewed Avast Free Antivirus.  He states that, "Avast's resident shield provides real-time operating system protection and claims to be able to detect a virus before it infects a computer. Avast also has built-in measures to prevent itself from being shut down. Additionally, the program includes various scanners for e-mail and news feeds.  Avast has a light firewall built in called the network shield. It actively scans network traffic for worms and other threats.  Another notable feature is Avast's Virus Recovery Database which creates a file integrity database that can repair virus-infected files to their original state.  The free version of Avast (Home Edition) is only available for home users, not businesses. Registration is required to use the software beyond the 60-day trial period.". 

 
Avast: Business Credibility & Trustworthiness

Avast is not a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business. However, they are listed in a profile on The Better Business Bureau Website.  Their address is listed as being located at 1840 Gateway Drive,  Suite 200, in San Mateo, California. Their e-mail contact address is listed as support@avast.com.  Although they have a unaccredited company listing, they have not received a BBB Rating to date. 


Avast: Website Popularity & Google Ranking

Avast.com has no Alexa Traffic Rank as of yet.  However, the antivirus software website has a Quantcast Rank in The United States of 409.  In addition, the website has a traffic rank listed with Compete Traffic Rankings.  This rank ranks in at 1,022  in The United States.  Avast.com has attained a fairly high Google Page Rank of 7 out of 10 points. 

Avast: Social Media Presence

Avast has attained 2,456,295 likes on their Facebook page.  They also have a Twitter profile where they have tweeted 1,592 times and are following 289 other Twitter profiles.  They have 77,101 Twitter followers.   In addition, Avast can be found on Pinterest where they have 177 pins listed on 10 boards.  They have 32 Pinterest followers and they are following38 other Pinterest profiles. Additionally, Avast maintains a YouTube Channel with 8,300 subscribers and an astounding 8,099,837 video views. 

Avast: Website Security & Safety

Avast.com is currently not listed as suspicious with Google Safe Browsing.  The reliable diagnostic tool tested 1,869 pages on the site over the past 90 days.  No pages analyzed resulted in malicious software being downloaded and/or installed without user consent. The last time Google visited Avast.com was on December 17, 2012 and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on December 13, 2012.  Malicious software found included 11 trojans.  Over the past 90 days, Avast.com has not appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of any other websites.  However, the site has hosted malicious software over the past 90 days, but luckily it didn't infected any other domains.

Avast: Pricing & Packages

Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Free Mobile Security, and Avast Linux Home Edition Security are all options that consumers can download, use, and update free of charge!

Avast Internet Security Prices

  • 1-year protection - $49.99 per PC
  • 2-year protection $94.99 per PC
  • 3-year protection $99.99 per PC
Avast Pro Antivirus Full-Featured Antivirus with Antispyware
  • 1-year protection $39.99 per PC
  • 2-year protection $74.99 per PC
  • 3-year protection $79.99 per PC

Avast SecureLine Secure & Private Internet Connection with VPN Client

  • Standard - $19.99 per PC per month
  • Standard - $119.99 per PC per year
  • Pro - $149.99 per PC per year

Avast Rescue Disc

  • $9.99

Avast Backup

  • Standard (25 GB) - $59.99
  • Maximum (75 GB) - $119.99

Avast CreditAlert Premium

  • $9.99 per month
Avast: Shipping Rates & Policies

No shipping policy.

Avast: Payment Methods Accepted

Avast offers many payment options to consumers who purchase their digital products.  Payment methods are listed below for payment on items purchased at Avast.com.

Credit Card Payments

  • American Express Credit Cards
  • Diner's Club International Credit Cards
  • Discover Credit Card Payments
  • JCB Credit Card Payments
  • Mastercard Credit Card Payments
  • Visa Credit Card Payments

Debit/ATM/Check Card Payments

  • Mastercard Debit/ATM/Check Card Payments
  • Visa Debit/ATM/Check Card Payments

Other Payment Methods

  • PayPal
  • Personal Checks
  • Business Checks
  • Cashier's Checks
  • Postal Money Orders

Check & Money Order Information

  • Personal checks may be held for up to 10 business days. 
  • Postal money orders must be in USD and drawn on an United States Bank.
  • You will receive detailed information on how to obtain your product by e-mail after your order is processed.
  • Send postal money orders to the address listed below. 

Digital River, Inc.
10380 Bren Road West
Minnetonka, MN 55343, USA

 
Avast: Returns, Refunds & Exchange Policy

Avast offers a risk-free 30 day money back guarantee on all its products.  Avast also offers free trials and demos on most of their software so you can try before you buy and opt to upgrade to a more extensive software package.  Since the antivirus and computer protection company offers many free versions of their software, you can opt to keep the free software and not upgrade if you are satisfied with the free product features!

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