Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26716 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2015.10.0.2208
  • Total Downloads:
    350,363,182
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,127,878
  • 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 This one convenient scan checks all the places where contemporary malware lurks, like unpatched exploits found in out-of-date applications and lax in-home network security.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

    4.5

    out of 348 votes

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    • 1 star 18
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3 stars

"good for blocking malware and such"

February 26, 2015  |  By dluep2

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

gets most of the bad stuff out there

Cons

customer service sucks . no response after multiple requests for a issue with a malware problem

Summary

at least my computer is protected from some of the bad stuff out there. but good luck hearing back from customer nonservice if you have a problem

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5 stars

"Great anti-virus"

February 25, 2015  |  By kyle3389

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Catches everything.
Nice interface
100% full system scanning (takes forever even on a SSD)
Safezone is cool, never use it though.
I like how it has the ability to scan for network threats (weaknesses in your homenetwork)

Cons

None!
None!

Summary

Overall a very good anti-virus. I put this on all my computers, and recommend it to all my friends.
They also have very good android anti-virus/anti-theft. So if you got an android phone check it out! Works great! (only 1.99 a month for pro features also)

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5 stars

"the first software to install on any pc."

February 23, 2015  |  By mike19599

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

does the job and then some.

Cons

sometimes flags stuff that are not viruses.

Summary

This software must be used on every pc. I do use for 10 years on all my PCs.

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3 stars

"Was amazing... until CPU Drain!"

February 22, 2015

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

This antivirus will find most if not all viruses/malware in your computer.
Different ways to scan computer- smart, quick, deep
Quick in detecting dangerous pop-up ads

Cons

Recently, the antivirus has been draining my CPU up to 100%, slowing down my computer stupendously!!!!!!! I'm not sure what happened, but until this gets fixed, I'm giving this product 3 stars.

Summary

Great software, but weird bug.

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5 stars

"Best antivirus"

February 22, 2015  |  By Abir_Taheer

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

protects people from bad websites and can scan files its like an all in one

Cons

none its amazing and its free

Summary

love it

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1 stars

"Epic Fail, downloaded with it multiple viruses."

February 21, 2015  |  By OE-BAR

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

NONE unless you wish to have viruses on your computer.

Cons

Thank God for Malware Bytes. Along with this download came malware, spyware and unwanted viruses, witch Avast failed to find. Go figure.

Summary

NOT RECOMMENDED.

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3 stars

"Blocking AOL Email"

February 21, 2015  |  By keithcornfield

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Avast worked great for several years: Effective, did not slow down computer, good compliment to Malwarebytes antimalware.

Cons

A couple months ago it started blocking and putting up error messages for my AOL email. Their tech support didn't respond to my concern for 10 days, so I switched to Panda antivirus and have no problems with that thus far other than ad pop ups.

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5 stars

"Avast Free Antivirus 2015 Free Download Full Version"

February 21, 2015  |  By umair07

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Key Features Of Avast Free Antivirus 2015:
It's Wipe out all the viruses and malware.
It Can protect your system as well as your network.
It's have SecureLine for monitor your WiFi connections.
It Can clean your system and speed it up.
It's have SecureDNS included for protecting your DNS from being hijacked.
It's have SafeZone browser included for ensuring safe online transaction.
It's have SandBox included for running iffy and fishy programs.
It's Can remove the annoying browser toolbar's and extensions.
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Cons

What's new in version 2015?
Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances.
Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards.
Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.).
SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements.
Fixed reported crashes.

Summary

Avast Free Antivirus 2015 Free Download Full Version is the World best Antivirus So That why we recommended you Avast Free Antivirus 2015. After you read his features and comparison it with other Antivirus, then you say it's better then all other Antivirus like Avira and AVG etc.
Avast 2015 is an Antivirus that give you the ability of removing Virus, Malware and Spyware with SmartScan for protecting your PC.
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 give the fundamental security to your PC that protect your PC from hackers and bandit. In inclusion to the outstanding antivirus and anti-malware protection as well as possible, with new feature of Home-Network Scanner that scans your network for any problem, with this function you can remove troublesome plugins during Browser Cleanup. The SmartScan function help you to scan automatically with one click.
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5 stars

"Stick to it!"

February 18, 2015  |  By karakteran

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

light on system

Cons

none so far

Summary

i use it for years. tried avira (way too heavy on systam) and avg (didn't like it dont remember why it was long time ago) and stayed with avast. no infection whatsoever. i surf all over the internet, no need to be careful where you are going to click on what page or so, no fear.

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4 stars

"It's a good antivirus"

February 16, 2015  |  By Raggamuffin_785

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2208

Pros

Been using it for years, and never had a problem with it

Cons

Nothing so far

Summary



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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2015.10.0.2208
  • Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards.
  • Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.).
  • SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements.
  • Fixed reported crashes.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date November 10, 2014
Date Added November 10, 2014
Version 2015.10.0.2208
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.77MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 350,363,182
Downloads Last Week 1,127,878
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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