Most importantly, Avast free was obviously a joy to work with and presented more than the typical suspects inside the antivirus department. Avast also boasts a feature rich user interface and an impressive set of functions that go a long way towards defending your PC against malware, spyware and adware, spyware and other online risks. The most gratifying thing is that the software was as painless to install and configure when it was to forget. The fit is a well-oiled machine plus the only complaints we found were the occasional glitch or two (and a few oddly sized files) when we does try to install it on our olde skool Windows 8 box. Avast is a good decision for rookies and expert veterans as well, and we’d be happy to advise it to anyone in the market for an all-in-one, no-nonsense reliability solution.