Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1635 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.37028
  • Total Downloads:
    3,724,171
  • Date Added:
    May 29, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24,611
  • Platform:
    Mac
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 96 votes

    • 5 star 60
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1635 votes

    • 5 star 1211
    • 4 star 270
    • 3 star 68
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 60
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3 stars

"Slows down mac performances"

May 30, 2012  |  By freakQNC

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

Free, offers ability to optionally be part of community allowing faster gathering of infection data to be used to develop updates of virus definitions

Cons

On a Mac Pro Dual Quad-core 3.0 GHz Xeon with 9GB RAM performance of tasks as simple as retrieving mail is slowed down unacceptably slow.

When mail is IMAP using SSL you always get large notifications about not being able to scan traffic because of SSL connection which makes the feature of mail scanning only partially useful.

Detected infected files are removed but then will keep reappearing over and over making the app just ineffective and annoying because keeps showing the same notification of "infection found" for the same files (attachments in IMAP "All mail" of Google Account)... some JS troj. crap that, although the program claims to have "Deleted" it seems to continue to keep where it was.

The scanning of local files may require running scan overnight on systems with large drives (have a total of 3TB storage which is not even an extreme case with today's available HDD storage capacities).

Most annoying is that app window is not resizable even if you have a large monitor.

Summary

15,000 characters limit on optional summary but only 1,000 on pros and cons. How comes up with these ideas at CNet?

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3 stars

"Works OK but not great"

August 30, 2012  |  By vivianlund

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

Runs with little drag on system resources

Cons

When it finds email viruses for PC on the MAC, it just displays a warning, it doesn't quarantine the virus or remove it automatically.
It doesn't work with Sparrow if you use SSL for your mail.

Summary

Avast for Mac is OK if you don't use Sparrow and you want to take the time to hunt down infected files and delete them yourself.

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5 stars

"gjgjgjgjgj"

July 27, 2012  |  By Oujisang

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

Free, efficient

Cons

I am running Safari, I have to shut it off while updating application

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5 stars

"Avast is awesome!"

July 20, 2012  |  By dynaw111

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

I literally spent all day trying to rid my pc of a trojan virus. Looked on forums, scoured the web and tried everything that was suggested. Nothing worked. Until I came across the user who suggested Avast. Scanned in safe mode, moved to vault and now my pc is up and running like normal again! Thank you Avast for being awesome!

Cons

Can't think of one.

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5 stars

"Impresionant"

July 12, 2012  |  By IvanInd

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

Impresionant

Cons

Impresionant

Summary

Impresionant

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5 stars

"gjgjgjgjgj"

July 12, 2012  |  By tukamac

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"iMactastic first time iMac user excellent"

July 12, 2012  |  By rogtanuk

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

Works quietly in the back ground no loss of speed or service

Cons

none so far

Summary

This is the best free anti virus for Mac that I have used well worth it

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4 stars

"un bun antivirus"

July 12, 2012  |  By unbaiat_b

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

nu necesita resurse prea mari si nu imi solicita pera tare pc ul

Cons

inca nu stiu cat de util este pe un mac os dar...

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5 stars

"Great program"

July 11, 2012  |  By rcheromcka

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

It works, no problem

Cons

It works with no cons.

Summary

I have used the PC version for years and now using the MAC version with similar results. Thanks Avast!!!

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5 stars

"I love Avast!"

July 11, 2012  |  By tnbirdman

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

I love the fact that this keeps updated on it's own!

Cons

none at this time

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5 stars

"FINE EXAMPLE OF K.I.S.S (KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID)"

July 11, 2012  |  By supayne

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37028

Pros

DOES ITS JOB QUIETLY, BUT EFFECTIVELY - ON DUTY, BUT UNOBTRUSIVE!

Cons

PERHAPS NOT AS ROBUST AS WINDOWS VERSION, BUT PERHAPS OUR SUPERIOR MAC COMPUTERS DO NOT NEED AS HEAVY A HAND!!

Summary

PROGRAM HAS EXCELLENT REPUTATION! WHO CAN ARGUE WITH FREE!

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date May 29, 2012
Date Added May 29, 2012
Version 7.0.37028
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.85MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,724,171
Downloads Last Week 24,611
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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