Avast Free Antivirus


A free antivirus with plenty of features

Avast Software - September 21, 2018
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Avast Free Antivirus is one of the most popular antivirus choices by users from all around the world. You can own it simply by downloading it for free on their website. The free version is not short on extensions and add-ons as well!

You can choose to install password manager, VPN, Wi-Fi inspector, and so on. You can easily install or uninstall these components at any time. It comes with a modern, redesigned UI which can adapt to any version of Windows.

One of the major qualities we would like to point out regarding this program is that you don't actually need to purchase some of the paid versions to keep your computer fully protected. The Avast Internet Security suite adds a firewall, ransomware protection and protection from fake websites for $60 per year on a single PC. There are Premier and Ultimate editions as well for users in need of additional layers of protection.

Avast Free Antivirus does pretty well when it comes to malware recognition and scanning. It can successfully defend you even from threats which were never before seen online and that can't be recognized through signature scanning. Still, it has a problem with false positives and there are plenty of users complaining about how the antivirus prevents them from using certain programs properly.

On top of that, its system performance affection is not to be forgotten. It tends to occupy more system resources than its competition, which is definitely one of the more important traits of such a tool.

• Free version is sufficient for casual PC users
• Plenty of useful optional features
• Modern UI and sleek design
• Does well to recognize malware and prevent its execution
• Reports plenty of false positives
• Uses a large percentage of system resources
• Prevents verified third-party apps from executing properly


What's new in this version

• This is the Release Candidate for PUBLIC channel with final "tunning" changes

Limitations in the unregistered version

• Some features are disabled in the unregistered version

Additional info

Operating system: Win XP, Win XP Professional 64 bit, Win Vista, Win Vista 64 bit, Win 7, Win 7 64 bit, Win 8, Win 8 64 bit, Win 10, Win 10 64 bit

Uninstaller: included

Supported languages: Available in multiple languages

Release date: 2018-08-21

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