Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1634 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.37667
  • Total Downloads:
    3,397,225
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    26,398
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Avast Free Antivirus for Mac is Avast's answer to concerns about how to browse safely. The application is packaged with a brand-new, easy-to-understand graphical user interface, with access to all features available at single click.

The application's onscreen tools are well-organized, and its live graphics enhance the feeling of safety -- you can see that the antivirus software doesn't sleep and is always working to protect you from any viruses circulating on the Web. Avast's free software provides three shields to protect your computer: a file system shield, an e-mail shield, and a Web shield. With all three representing a door to your computer, Avast does a great job of watching these entrances.

However, this comes at a cost, and we don't mean money: as soon as you launch the app, you'll notice a slight drop in your computer's performance, which is due to Avast being at work scanning your entire computer for infected files. Secondly, it affects your browser's performance, as it also scans the pages you attempt to navigate to for viruses through the extensions it installs in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome browsers. We did find its notification feature handy, as it informs the user about its actions, so you'll always know what the software is up to.

Overall, Avast Antivirus for Mac is a nice addition to your Mac toolbox. It's free and very easy to use.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star 42
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • 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

"Nice app, nothing but brilliant"

November 28, 2012  |  By simonfagerstrom

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

Fast
Free
Just great!!

Cons

Not the nicest interface. Nothing else otherwise

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5 stars

"Excellent app."

November 05, 2012  |  By Egern0

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

It just sits in memory (right now taking only 29.5 MB on my MacBook Pro) and works as it should.

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

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5 stars

"Brilliant App"

November 04, 2012  |  By ywan242

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

easy to use
good scanning speed

Cons

Consumes huge amount of RAM when scanning. up to 10 gigabits.

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5 stars

"It is Awesome"

November 04, 2012  |  By ckc1

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

It is Free and Very good!!!

Cons

None. It is really good!!!

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3 stars

"No serious issues, but I am running a bit slow."

November 04, 2012  |  By bsgd86

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

Seems to run cleanly .

Cons

May be responsible for slow down.

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5 stars

"great product on Mac!"

November 03, 2012  |  By de_donato

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

Seamless integration with Mountain Lion.

Cons

no visible cons.

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5 stars

"Classic Avast!!!"

November 02, 2012  |  By rosouzaweb

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

light, powerful and simple

Cons

Registration process little bit fussy...

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4 stars

"very easy to use."

November 01, 2012  |  By pepperkin44

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

strong anitvirus for free

Cons

Did let in Koobface worm but deleted it.

Summary

Does a good job if you keep updated.

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4 stars

"I haven't had a problem yet."

November 01, 2012  |  By flammi

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

Works seamlessly.

Cons

I've found no negatives.

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2 stars

"Could be Great!"

October 31, 2012  |  By Jerrymg50

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.37667

Pros

Free
Easy too set up
Recognizes threats and warnings

Cons

Uses too much resources and slows down my Mac!
Conflicts with other programs like Safari (Safari would crash several times daily)
No way to remove threats or warnings

Summary

I uninstalled it and now everything is working fine - No more Safari crashes and it has been over a week now!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date October 08, 2012
Date Added October 08, 2012
Version 7.0.37667
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5
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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