Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1634 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.37202
  • Total Downloads:
    3,397,225
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26,398
  • Platform:
    Mac
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 56 votes

    • 5 star 32
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1634 votes

    • 5 star 1212
    • 4 star 270
    • 3 star 68
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 58
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5 stars

"Easy to use. Help be part of the solution."

July 26, 2012  |  By jenwehrs

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

Easily accessible.

Cons

None yet!!

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4 stars

"Efficient Free antivirus"

July 26, 2012  |  By tbrowntpb24

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

Seems to be very quick and efficient. Updates are uploaded very well.

Cons

No problems so far.

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5 stars

"It just works!"

July 26, 2012  |  By mauriceclarke

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

Hmmm - it's free

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"Easy and apparently effective!"

July 26, 2012  |  By adamsonm

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

easy; effective; little time involved

Cons

nothing I can think of

Summary

Excellent program.

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5 stars

"Excellent product."

July 25, 2012  |  By suzchiles

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

Let's see: it's free. it's very lightweight. it's fast. The interface is quite elegant too.

Cons

None yet. Works perfectly, even when I'm doing highly intensive graphics and audio work with many windows open.

Summary

I had been using Kaspersky for the Mac and had to give it up. It hogged every bit of free memory it could find and my opt-of-the-line iMac was constantly freezing. I'd used Avast on Windows for many years and it works beautifully on the Mac. Great product.

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5 stars

"Great product - and it's free!"

July 25, 2012  |  By jamois1014

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

Did I say free?
Works beautifully in the background and seems to cause no performance issues.

Cons

None that I can think of....

Summary

Avast! had a great product for PC which I referred every PC user I know to, and I was thrilled to find out they're providing protection to Mac users as well. It's a must-have to any Mac user.

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4 stars

"Definitely Best of free anti viruses for mac"

July 25, 2012  |  By Haimmm

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

free, no annoying ad popups, etc

Cons

none noticed yet

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5 stars

"Probably The Best Free Protection For My Mac"

July 25, 2012  |  By Licialuv

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

It alerts me if there is something (email, website, etc.) suspicious.
Regular updates that are fast.
It doesn't slow your computer down (see below).
It's very user friendly and best of all it's free!

Cons

The only thing I have noticed is when I have both Safari and FireFox opened at the same time running applications on both it seems a little slower verses opening the same number of applications in just one (no signs of being slow).

Summary

There are many people who believe that virus protection or malware protection isn't needed when you own a Mac. I don't want to take the chance after investing in a Mac. This software is one of the best free out there. There is really nothing to lose to try it except piece of mind!

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4 stars

"No problems, easy to set up"

July 25, 2012  |  By WR_Cedar

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

Seems to be scanning and updating virus definitions on schedule.

Cons

Had a lot of issues configuring it with my mail client (tons of pop up cryptic error messages), Thunderbird. Ended up giving up on trying to scan incoming mail with it.

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5 stars

"I like this! Best Virus protection I have used."

July 25, 2012  |  By weldiger

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37202

Pros

I don't think I have had more than 1 virus incident. I have other virus programs running and Avast alone caught that 1. Virus updates daily and without interruption of anything else I am using.

Cons

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

Summary

I wish every application I have used worked as well as Avast. Smooth, efficient, and hasn't frozen or acted crazy.
Thanks y'all
weldiger in Loafer's Glory, NC

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date July 12, 2012
Date Added July 12, 2012
Version 7.0.37202
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.41MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,397,225
Downloads Last Week 26,398
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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