avast! Free Antivirus

Scan for viruses and prevent PC threats
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356 votes
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Downloads: Total: 178,497 | Last week: 22
Size: 90.33 MB
OS: Windows
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Author: Alwil Software (5)
License: Free
Latest update: May 23, 2014

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Editor's review

Written by Andrei David
Light and good design for a popular antivirus program,probably you already know it and if you don't,try it.It has multiple languages incorporated in installation kit.Also,can choose different types of installations like minimal or customize it.Avast offers protection for email,P2P programs and downloads like uTorrent, protection while using instant messengers or network shield.

Setup process is offering to install Google Chrome browser and you can take it or not.

Offers resident protection for instant messaging,P2P shield ,internet mail,network and web shield .At the beginning Avast will check memory status.

The main options are:
- virus chest
- resident scanner
- update center
- local disks
- removable media
- folder selection

On Avast you can configure:
- common
- appearance
- chest
- confirmation
- language
- sounds
- logging
- exclusions
- update
- alerts
- report file
- SMTP
- troubleshooting

Can test memory during application start-up,check floppy disks,CD and removable media,enable skins or show results for Explorer Extension .

Can set the maximum size of the chest and the max size of the files you can sent with this software. Can write path who want to be excluded while scanning .Interesting Avast feature is the Alert system: you can be notified through ICQ, MSN printer or WinPopus when a virus is detected on your computer .

Can set a log file were will be saved hard and soft errors ,skipped and infected files .Cheast show the log information and other details . Can set the sensitivity of the resident scanner with drag action of you mouse (drag in the left or right).All the time will show in the main screen the situation of virus recovery database and updates information .
Technical support can be find at www.avast.com/eng/technical_support.html

Pros:
  • file sharing protection
  • updated with latest definitions

Author Description

Avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users, non-commercial users. Program is easy to install and the interface is read more..

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I think it is one of the best antivirus, it deserves to be in top 5 by Sani Salihu, 2011-11-19 11:35:08

It is very useful for detecting and securing my PC against viruses. So i need to upload this software again to my computer at every Windows reinstall, because is good.

Easy to use by Smith, 2011-08-20 09:41:41

I think it is one of the best antivirus, it deserves to be in top 5.

Really useful by Garcia, 2011-05-23 06:09:37

Gives us full options to vanish latest viruses and threats.Thank you.A thumb up for Avast from me.

Avast by Ashok, 2011-03-17 04:51:35

It is very useful for detecting and securing my PC from the viruses. So i need to upload this software again to my computer at every Windows reinstall, because is good.

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