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Avast Internet Security (2014) review: short on security

At a Glance

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At a Glance

Avast's suite has some premium features and is generally easy to use, but it fell short in the crucial area of protection.

Price when rated: $40 for one year of protection on one PC

Pros

  • Minimal impact on PC performance
  • Lots of advanced options

Cons

  • Poor detection of unknown malware
  • Unintuitive menus are geared toward more-advanced users
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