Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    November 08, 2012
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review


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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  • 1 stars

    "User Beware = Agreed"

    October 13, 2014   |   By upsetkitty11

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 9.0 build 42301


    It's free I guess.


    This version will brick your Mac.


    I've now acquired a pretty aluminum brick, but it no longer allows me to complete tasks. Netflix is also gone. My Mac is currently being used as a very expensive dinner tray. Looks like I'll need to wipe and install - all normal recovery options are not working.

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  • 1 stars

    "User Beware!"

    September 04, 2014   |   By pdesantis21

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 9.0 build 42301


    Will crash your mac, if that is what you want.


    The latest free version will absolutely crash your mac, and your computer will be stuck on the loading screen. In order to fix this issue, Google the following: "uninstall avast single user boot."

    Seriously, you've all been warned.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good antivirus"

    August 15, 2014   |   By davidconnery34

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 9.0 build 42301


    It catches every bug, malware and virus! Great!


    I have no complaint

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 7.0.37781
    Improved system stability
    Publisher AVAST Software
    Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
    Release Date November 08, 2012
    Date Added November 08, 2012
    Version 7.0.37781
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 128.25MB
    File Name avast_free_antivirus_mac_setup.dmg
    Total Downloads 3,183,760
    Downloads Last Week 28,384
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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