Avast 4 Home Edition

Avast 4 Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26686 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.211
  • Total Downloads:
    345,743,460
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-day trial)
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    846,622
  • Platform:
    Windows
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3 stars

"Seemed to prevent virus problems, but with issues."

January 29, 2015  |  By phschuler

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

We've had no known virus problems while using it.

Cons

Seemed to interfere with normal functioning of our Windows 7 laptop, which stopped when we changed to another virus protector. Most recently AVAST forced an unwanted and hidden add-on onto the browsers of our Widows 7 desktop ("Safe Price"). This add-on clearly monitors searches for merchandise and promotes its own set of vendors often for things you don't want that the program somehow identifies as potential sales targets. There is no provision for removing or permanently disabling this add-on. Ethics issue?

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5 stars

"Excellent protection for free."

January 29, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Generally non intrusive protection, occasional request to update to paid version which is fair enough.

Cons

Significant omission of services compared to paid version, however good level of protection for free. Never had a virus in at least 5 years of use. CHEERS!

Summary

Its FREE and provides excellent basic protection.

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5 stars

"best protection for Windows"

January 29, 2015  |  By djwaiki

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

automatic updates

Cons

none but i am no hacker.

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5 stars

"I've used them all, absolutely the BEST FREE Anti-Virus"

January 28, 2015  |  By haque-man

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Browser plugin saves so many mistakes from happening. AVAST! Free 2015 finds things many paid programs cannot. And it still allows Windows Defender to run, not that you need both.

Cons

Paid version is extraordinary, and everyone who can should upgrade. Free version does not run scans automatically, and few remember to do it weekly.

Summary

I Uninstall every other type of AV and start all family and friends on AVAST! Free 2015. I personally see that browser plugin is set up in IE, Firefox and Chrome, then I know folks are safe.

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4 stars

"Works but annoying pop-ups promoting Avast products"

January 28, 2015  |  By PeterLech

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Seems to work OK so far, highly rated by Consumer Reports

Cons

Constant barrage of ad pop-ups to buy more stuff from Avast

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5 stars

"effective and gives confidence"

January 27, 2015  |  By haeg1691

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

free and regularly updated

Cons

Telling me I have defective search engine, when it means 'google'

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4 stars

"This program is good"

January 27, 2015  |  By Rick Dd

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Usually catches viruses before they happen even though it is the free version.

Has lots of set-up variables to allow you to use as you like, not forcing you to do it their way.

Cons

Slow to load at start-up.
Keeps other programs from starting while it is loading itself (sometimes several minutes by the time it checks for updates, etc.)

Summary

I really don't know how it compares to other free antivirus programs since i've almost always used this one. I am satisfied with its performance and probably will always keep it as long as it remains free.

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5 stars

"Good free anti-virus"

January 26, 2015  |  By coriolanxulescu

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1483.73

Pros

Works O.K., It's free & definitions are updated regulary.

Cons

Nothing to complain about.

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5 stars

"Easy to use."

January 26, 2015  |  By paroladownload

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1483.73

Pros

The best free product on the market.

Cons

Just as good as most that you have to pay for!

Summary



Updated on Jan 26, 2015

Should have better user interface

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5 stars

"Great Program really works"

January 24, 2015  |  By herckit97

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Multiple scans, quick or intensive
Runs in background
Stops bad websites

Cons

None from me

Summary

Have used it for a lot of years, no other, chose this one over Mcaffee

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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 XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 4.77MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 345,743,460
Downloads Last Week 846,622
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 60-day trial
Price Free

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