Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1632 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,241,971
  • Date Added:
    April 25, 2012
  • File Size:
    6.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,595
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 7 votes

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    4.6

    out of 1632 votes

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    • 4 star 270
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    • 2 star 26
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3 stars

"CNET Rating for the Avast Free Antivirus for MAC"

May 11, 2012  |  By tokk777

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

I don't have Avast Antivirus for Mac yet because other users' review about "sooooo slow".
But I would like to CNET to test and rate this program. Thanks.

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2 stars

"RESOURCE HUNGRY"

May 09, 2012  |  By jesslorenzo

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

The anti-virus scans in the background

Cons

It uses up too much computer resources

Summary

My macbook pro I7 is reduced to a speed of a core 2 duo.

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1 stars

"How do I delete it?"

May 02, 2012  |  By neldeberg

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

Cons

Soooo sloooow. It now takes my computer at least five seconds to load even the most basic webpages. Plus it won't uninstall. If I delete it, the icon is still in the icon menu and it runs in the background.

Summary

Don't download and please tell me how to rid myself of this horror.

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5 stars

"It has everything!"

April 27, 2012  |  By sigurdtn

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac has a very lot of features, and it updates both the software and the virus database very often, automatically! That is great, and then I can alway feel safe that my mac will be protected against the newest viruses as well. How well it actually detects viruses, I cannot know for sure of corse, but it seems very trustable. It scans all the webpages I open, my computer, my mail, and it is all for free! Totally great!

Cons

It might make the computer a tiny bit slower.

Summary

A very simple, yet powerful application. There is no reason not to protect your mac anymore.

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1 stars

"Not impressed cnet"

April 27, 2012  |  By andeyejah

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

I wrote a quick review a few days ago warning people not to download it's sucks every last piece of ram im not kidding run a full scan and open activity monitor this thing sucks the lot.Why did you remove my warning very very very strange indeed.Seems the user up top could have done with my warning.

Cons

I wrote a quick review a few days ago warning people not to download it's sucks every last piece of ram im not kidding run a full scan and open activity monitor this thing sucks the lot.Why did you remove my warning very very very strange indeed.Seems the user up top could have done with my warning.

Summary

I wrote a quick review a few days ago warning people not to download it's sucks every last piece of ram im not kidding run a full scan and open activity monitor this thing sucks the lot.Why did you remove my warning very very very strange indeed.Seems the user up top could have done with my warning.

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1 stars

"slow, sloww, slower, slowwwer, sloooooower"

April 26, 2012  |  By hudsonw

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

It works great. Does exactly what it is supposed to do. Wonderful software. Beautiful interface.

Cons

I have an iMac Quad Core i5 2.4 GHz with 16GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3. avast! so slowed the iMac that it rendered it effectively useless. 0.5 seconds became 5 minutes and that was just to open web email. Deleted.

Summary

Forget it.

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4 stars

"Nice antivirus but messed with Chrome"

April 26, 2012  |  By aidoroboo

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0

Pros

Thorough scanning
Easy to install
Nice interface
Web extension worked well with Safari and actually got an "infected link" notice on one site.

Cons

In my tests avast! made Chrome unbearable and actually froze several times. Even after I tried disabling the Web extension the Chrome performance was horrid. Once I completely uninstalled avast! Chrome went back to normal.

Summary

I liked avast! but I like Chrome more. The loss of functionality with Chrome was a deal breaker.

I'd like to see an update that would fix the problem with Chrome. Once there is I'll give it another try.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
  • New file system shield scans files upon their execution and write. It's possible to set a list of files and/or directories which won't be scanned by the file system shield.
  • New web shield transparently scans all traffic related to browsing web pages (port 80). It even supports IPv6 connections.
  • The mail shield transparently scans all emails sent and received by email client applications. If a mailbox is accessed using a secure connection (SSL), it's necessary to configure your email client and the mail shield to support this kind of connection (the mail shield serves as a proxy email server).
  • Scan the full file system or choose to scan a folder or a removable device.
  • avast! Free Antivirus 7.0 for Mac contains the same engine as its Windows counterpart.
  • WebRep clients are automatically (optionally) installed to Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers.
  • Previous version doesn't update program files automatically avast! Free Antivirus 7.0 for Mac program files and virus definitions are updated automatically.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date April 25, 2012
Date Added April 25, 2012
Version 7.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.38MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,241,971
Downloads Last Week 32,595
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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