Avast 4 Home Edition

Avast 4 Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26764 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.211
  • Total Downloads:
    352,998,501
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-day trial)
  • File Size:
    5.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    951,508
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Simply the best"

March 26, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Does what it advertises, quietly and efficiently. Their free version is better that others' paid versions.

Cons

They occasionally ask you to rate their program or give feedback, which seems quite reasonable for a free version.

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5 stars

"Fantastic for several years now"

March 25, 2015  |  By travelinjack3

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Great performance. Love the boot scan.

Cons

none. I am happy

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5 stars

"probably the best of the three top anti-virus packages"

March 25, 2015  |  By cnettter

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

+ fast scanning
+ low resource usage
+ many features, options and individuals adjustments
+ robust, non-crashing
+ free

Cons

- occasional false positives
- to many ads & ntofications

Summary

excellent product for best possible price

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5 stars

"Avast is the best free anti-virus there is!"

March 23, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Does everything without you needing to worry!
Notifies me when there is an update
Almost never bothers the consumer
It feels a lot more light weight than other anti-virus!

Cons

The "Avast has been updated" noise can get a bit waring!
The "your computer is running slow and has unnecessary programs pay me money" can be annoying also! I know my computer!

Summary

I would prefer to have the free version of this than the paid version of many other anti-virus!
I would recommend this program to friends, and if someone asked me to install an anti-virus I'd install avast for them!

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3 stars

"Works, but annoying"

March 23, 2015  |  By Kintrex

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Since I've had it, I haven't had a single problem with internet and file security.

Cons

Recent update have added advertising and the popups are annoying.

Settings to change the length of time popups appear are present but do nothing. I remember they used to have an effect but now it seems the option is just for show.

Summary

This used to be my favorite antivirus program, but with each new update I'm liking it less. If it continues to get worse I may have to look for other options.

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5 stars

"been using for years does what it says on the tin"

March 23, 2015  |  By admkam

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Work well, easy and quick to use

Cons

Most of the pop ups are ok (after all it is free) but some are rather frustrating

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3 stars

"Too many selling pop-ups etc."

March 23, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Seems to work pretty well and updates without trouble

Cons

Too many unwanted pop-up boxes trying to sell upgrades. A separate email would be much less intrusive.

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5 stars

"very good AVAST antivirus"

March 23, 2015  |  By pastilchen

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

I use it for all my devices which runs windows system or android. Free version. It seems to be very good and look good, too.

Cons

Even for Avast free version it's nothing to claim to be bad.

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5 stars

"It is effective."

March 23, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

protection against all kinds of threats.
Boot time scan is a really effective.
Above all it is free.

Cons

when it finds a lot of threats, the system hangs.

Summary

I use the free version of avast and it really useful as i use some other paid antivirus application.

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5 stars

"The best & free? It looks like its possible :)"

March 23, 2015  |  By Domagoj ari

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

- effective
- efficient
- free
- hassle free

Cons

- (understandable) nags
- 'going the way of others' (i.e. becoming bloatier) with every release (e.g avastui.exe of older versions used to use less than 1MB when dormant while the latest update runs two avastui.exe instances each of which eats ~25MB of RAM)...

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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 Me, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 5.22MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 352,998,501
Downloads Last Week 951,508
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 60-day trial
Price Free

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