Most importantly, Avast free was obviously a joy to use and provided more than the standard suspects in the antivirus division. Avast also boasts a feature rich program and a remarkable set of capabilities that go a long way towards protecting your PC against malware, ad ware, spyware and also other online threats. The most gratifying thing is usually that the software was as simple to install and configure when it was to forget. The suite is a well-oiled machine as well as the only complaints we all found were the occasional glitch or two (and a few oddly sized files) when we did try to set it up on the olde skool Windows 8 box. Avast is a good decision for newbies and expert veterans the same, and we’d be happy to advise it to anyone looking for an helpful, no-nonsense reliability solution.