Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26733 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.10.2.2214
  • Total Downloads:
    351,095,078
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,081,255
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Avast Free Antivirus 2015 has added utilities to an already comprehensive set of security tools. The new Smart Scan detects vulnerabilities in your home network, checks for program updates, and fixes PC performance issues with just one click. Avast continues to improve its anti-malware protection, as well as making it easier to manage security for multiple devices via the Web client.

Pros

Prevention is the best medicine: Avast Free Antivirus' new Smart Scan scours your system looking for viruses and exploits. It also finds software updates for installed programs, checks the security of your connected network, and determines whether you can change anything to improve your PC's performance. This one convenient scan checks all the places where contemporary malware lurks, like unpatched exploits found in out-of-date applications and lax in-home network security.

Security that goes with you: The My Avast online console has been improved, allowing you to easily install Avast from any computer, without having to dig around for the license key. Secure HTTPS Scan prevents cunning phishing attacks that redirect your browser from trusted websites to compromised ones. Secure Line VPN is a built-in VPN client that is easy to set up, with reliable service and speed to ensure you're safe online, even when connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, hotels, or airports.

Effortless installation: This year's Avast Free Antivirus features the same speedy installation as the last edition. You can customize your protection and program options, but the express setup -- including the initial scan -- took less than a couple minutes in our tests.

Cons

Improvement is still the goal: In tests by independent security lab AV-Comparatives, Avast has drifted down the ranks in terms of detection compared to last year. That is not to say its antivirus protection is unreliable -- Avast's antivirus engine still beats most competitors -- but this year a few competitors score more highly.

Short VPN trial: Most users won't know if the VPN service is suitable for them after just a three-day trial period.

Free but not entirely: Avast touts some impressive tools in its free antivirus app, but unfortunately most of these utilities have their full functionality locked behind a paywall. AccessAnywhere, a remote-access client that could help IT-savvy users troubleshoot problems remotely, requires an Avast Premier license. Grimefighter, an optimization tool, scans for performance-impacting issues and prompts you for a subscription payment without disclosing the exact details of its findings.

Bottom Line

Avast Free Antivirus' 2015 updates continue to set the app apart -- it's not just an antivirus program; it's a complete security kit with prevention tools and an all-encompassing scan engine. While Smart Scan will go a long way to prevent problems and the antivirus engine is solid, Avast could stand to refocus its efforts on virus detection. And with most of its features locked behind a subscription, Avast Free Antivirus will identify troubles in your system for free but will fix only some of them.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"I have not had to have any other anti-virus software"

March 03, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Free and easy to use, protects my computer better than more expensive anti-virus.

Cons

None that I can think of

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4 stars

"it works easily has some quirks though"

March 03, 2015  |  By biarkivior

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

it works and i don't have to worry has stupid pop ups though asking for you to purchase extra stuff

Cons

it constantly pops up with offers to purchase other software and to rate it which is annoying

Summary

it works the way it is supposed to

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5 stars

"Best AV - No malware in 10 years."

March 03, 2015  |  By gnomic@earthlink.net

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

Not a resource hog, works. Free. The cost plus tools are worth it.

Cons

none that I have found.

Summary

buy it or install the free version

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5 stars

"Excellent product!"

March 03, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2214

Pros

The best free antivirus software I ever used. System usage is small and respond very quick to any threat.

Cons

The free version would be improved if more functions are added.

Summary

Highly recommend!

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4 stars

"A good basic antivirus."

March 02, 2015  |  By pepper792

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

It has protected my computer without any problems.

Cons

no automatic doenloads

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5 stars

"Best free anti virus protecting my system since 6 years"

March 02, 2015  |  By B.SomeswaraRao

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Install & Forget

Cons

Some times wrong alerts

Summary

The best dependable Antivirus available free for beginners and low end users.For sure it will avoid possible break downs due to virus. Occasionally it gives false positive but one can help reporting back.

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1 stars

"It can't even remove my computer malware until now"

March 02, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Free (can;t complained much then). And it got gaming mode so that;s one good point

Cons

I want it to be able to remove my malware. I need it to use the computer

Summary

Don't buy this if you have money. Use it if its free. But then I don't know about the paid version. Probably it's better. This avast is also good in term of virtual memory since it does not consume that much of RAM.

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5 stars

"GENIAL PROTEJE Y ASE SU TRABAJO"

March 02, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

NO MOLESTA Y ES RAPIDO

Cons

NINGUNO ASTA AHORITA

Summary

ME A SERVIDO GENIAL.

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5 stars

"Great anti-virus which never causes other computer prob"

March 02, 2015  |  By bubble938

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Never causes other computer problems and doesn't slow down system

Cons

Have no cons

Summary

Would recommend Avast to anyone and have to all my friends.

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5 stars

"i use this on both of my pc's and i have been for years"

March 02, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

a good antivirus program and you cant beat the price.

Cons

i get a warning telling me one of my browser add ons has a bad reputation and should be removed.

Summary

all in all, a good program and you cant beat the price.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.10.2.2214
  • Improved Windows 10 Compatibility
  • Browser Cleanup integrated to Avast UI and added to Smart Scan
  • WebShield improvements for faster browsing and fixed issues with expired certificates
  • Avast NG virtualization -- performance and stability fixes
  • AccessAnywhere feature is removed and replaced with remote connection feature available through Account screen in all editions (not limited to Premier)
  • New design of Chrome plugin
  • Better license activation during setup
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date March 03, 2015
Date Added March 03, 2015
Version 2015.10.2.2214
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.22MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 351,095,078
Downloads Last Week 1,081,255
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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