Avast 4 Home Edition

Avast 4 Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26835 votes

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  • Version:
    4.0.211
  • Total Downloads:
    358,114,635
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-day trial)
  • File Size:
    5.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,075,148
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Just Awesome!"

April 25, 2015  |  By Mataichi

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

Pros

Great job Avast! It's easy to use and navigate the interface. Linked it to Google Chrome for safe internet surfing. Everything can easily be turned off or on, allow or deny with a click. Worth registering 1 year for the free version. Premium is also a good deal at $1.99 per month.

Cons

None that I can think of actually.

Summary

Try it yourself it's a really great antivirus.

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5 stars

"Excelent product"

April 24, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Nothing to complain.

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5 stars

"Saved me many times"

April 24, 2015  |  By jimc0214

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

Pros

Early warning before making a big mistake of going somewhere or downloading I shouldn't.

Cons

Nagging pop-ups trying to sell me other software products. I just ignore them and let fade away.

Summary

I've used Avast for years. It has never let me down. I've used other antivirus programs. Avast to me is the best! Runs in the background and wouldn't know it was there, if not for those pop-ups. They really aren't that bad and do go away quickly.

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5 stars

"Boot Time scan is invaluable!"

April 23, 2015  |  By 4titude

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2215

Pros

Light on the resources and has saved me several times from malicious websites. Not overly sensitive, so no worries about false positives. It's a great AV and all the computers I fix I remove the current AV (paid included) and install Avast. It saves my customers money, it makes my job of eradicating viruses they pick up easier to remove using the boot time scan.

It also has a free feature that updates outdated programs you might be running on your machine. As most AV's do, it auto updates the signature files.

Cons

None.....the new interface is getting a little cumbersome to manage with all the new features they've added.

Would like to see an alert when the program is ready to updated. I'm talking about the actual program not the signature files. I've gone in to play around in the settings and on a whim checked the program for an update and found one was available.

Summary

It's a great AV and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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5 stars

"Excellent product and support!"

April 23, 2015  |  By BillMelater57

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218

Pros

Have never had an issue. Blocks everything malicious trying to get in and shows me when it blocks a threat.

Cons

Cannot think of a single con.

Summary

Best antivirus out there. Unlike McAfee & Norton, it does not create conflicts with installed software. I have never had a single malware, nor software conflict issue in the many years I have been running Avast. It also lets me know whenever it finds and blocks a threat.

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5 stars

"The full Avast antivirus is amazing, the free 1 2basic!"

April 23, 2015  |  By ad80monkeypoo

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2215

Pros

*Handles everything you expect from your computer security, so you only have to deal with the major issues! no having to upate and sort problems everytime youog on!

*The ladys voice tells you everything thats going on!

*The latest virus updates and cloud info sharing.

*Highly useable tools, to help improve performance.

Cons

*The free version is too basic!

*Not enough deals on price.

Summary

Love Avast! Gentle on my computer, Hard on viruses and hackers! Takes the hard work out of protecting your computer, tablet and phone from unwanted attacks and problems!!!

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5 stars

"Best free anti virus out there with no doubt."

April 22, 2015  |  By khtur yurue

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2215

Pros

Has many features of just scanning my pc differently.
Has an option to use on my phone for anti virus and anti theft program.
You don't have to pay to use it.
Doesn't interrupt for gamers.

Cons

Couldn't find any cons.

Summary

I'm using it on all of my devices and my family devices, including 15 devices.

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4 stars

"Saved me from lots of malware headaches."

April 21, 2015  |  By TRexMetal56

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2215

Pros

Can't beat the price. Works fast.

Cons

Lots of add-ons can sure drive price up......a comprehensive package like Norton at a fair price would be great.

Summary

I will continue to use it. It is my primary protection and highly recommended by my computer repair guy.

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5 stars

"The Free Avast AntiVirus works great!"

April 21, 2015  |  By 1949Frank

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2215

Pros

The Free Avast AntiVirus works great especially when couple with a quality free registry cleaner. The only thing you need to be mindful of is that since your registry cleaner would be from a different manufacturer (I hate the Grimefighter that Avast makes you pay for if you want it), Avast easily tries to label your cleaner as a virus or malware and tries to stop its functioning. You need to be vigilant about stopping Avast from doing so. There are 2 great free registry cleaners. The best Free one is from IObit and is called Advanced SystemCare 8 and has lots of other things that go with it, however you need a computer with lots of available RAM to support it. If that is an issue, then I recommend from Cleanersoft its Free Registry Fix. The Free Avast combined with a good quality Free registry cleaner is like having Free Internet Security. Since I am retired and on a fixed income, I just can't afford to pay for software. I have tried other free Antivirus software and Avast is the best!

Cons

Many times there are too many false positives that label other good software that you have on your computer as either a virus or malware. Making it easier to cooperate with other manufacturer's software is the one thing Avast could do to improve their product.

Summary

When compared to other Free AntiVirus software (like AVG or Avira), Avast is simply the best. I found AVG to be too irritating while not finding nearly what Avast finds while Avira is so loaded with advertisements that Avira can appear as a virus in and of itself. You just can' go wrong with Avast!

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4 stars

"Nagware Now :("

April 21, 2015  |  By manicscitzo

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2215

Pros

-Free
-Real time protection
-Good detection

Cons

- Intrusive targeted popups

Summary

A good free antivirus that they've recently added a large number of popup dialogs to in order to nag you.

Avast is monitoring what you're doing/programs you're using as part of the antivirus but also uses that to deliver targeted "ads" to you regularly, not cool. Originally they included an option in the settings to turn off the popups but later removed it for free users, you can still set them to appear for 0 or 1 second.

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date May 27, 2003
Date Added May 27, 2003
Version 4.0.211
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 5.23MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 358,114,635
Downloads Last Week 1,075,148
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 60-day trial
Price Free

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