Avast Free Antivirus

Avast Free Antivirus

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26492 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0.1482
  • Total Downloads:
    333,735,609
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 28, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,155,403
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 11
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    • 3 star 1
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1 stars

"Version 8.0 has ruined a good product"

March 19, 2013  |  By cdgoldin

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

Uninstall works.

Cons

After installing version 8.0

1) Avast tells me I have another virus program installed. I do not.

2) When I try to save an MS Word 2000 file, it says it cannot save it, and then deletes the file I'm working with. [This is because MS Word deletes the file, and then renames the work file, when you do a save. So, when Avast prevents the workfile from being saved, you lose the original file as well.]

I reinstalled version 7.0.1474 and the problem disappeared.

Of course, like all software companies today, Avast provides absolutely no avenue for reporting the problem, and therefore the chances of them fixing it are zero.

Time to look for another AV program. Avast has gone the way of Norton and McAfee, doing more harm than good.

Summary

After installing version 8.0

1) Avast tells me I have another virus program installed. I do not.

2) When I try to save an MS Word 2000 file, it says it cannot save it, and then deletes the file I'm working with. [This is because MS Word deletes the file, and then renames the work file, when you do a save. So, when Avast prevents the workfile from being saved, you lose the original file as well.]

I reinstalled version 7.0.1474 and the problem disappeared.

Of course, like all software companies today, Avast provides absolutely no avenue for reporting the problem, and therefore the chances of them fixing it are zero.

Time to look for another AV program. Avast has gone the way of Norton and McAfee, doing more harm than good.

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1 stars

"I can't use AVAST! anymore"

March 19, 2013  |  By pabloRETTUP

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

None. I can no longer run AVAST without issues on any of my machines.

Cons

Long time AVAST! user, but (WINDOWS XP) all my computers have started running slow and having other problems which disappeared when I finally went to MSE. Perhaps they don't care about XP anymore.

The final straw came when somehow I got switched to the PRO version and asked to pay up. I could not figure out how this happened or how to return to the free version, so I gave up.

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4 stars

"haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

March 05, 2013  |  By rudeboy0413

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

web shield and network shield are make this antivirus better among free ones because they both features provide by paid antiviruses only.

Cons

Eset,kaspersky,norton paid are the best.

Summary

Not good as paid antivirus but good as free.

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5 stars

"Who said no free lunch?"

March 05, 2013  |  By lezincreede1

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

I really love this antivirus software. I don't have to deal with excessive conflicts. It's easy to install, has more features than I will seriously use. Haven't had a virus on any of my computers, smart phones, tablets, etc. (that I know of, and I have used other programs to check) I applaud Avast (pirate walks into bar with steering wheel in pants (arghhh! drivin' me nuts!) for their quality and diligence.

Cons

After several years, can't think of a major complaint. Believe me, If I could complain, I would... according to my husband. Thanks AVAST!!!

Summary

If anyone complains about this wonderful free service, then they should be made to "walk the plank"!

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4 stars

"Good Product"

March 05, 2013  |  By advancedtooling

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

Works very well

Cons

It just costs too much for each seat. I have 3 pc's to cover.

Summary

If I would have found a 3 seat offer like some of the others that were competitively priced I would have bought it.

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1 stars

"Constant System Panic with 8.0.1482 from 7.1x"

March 05, 2013  |  By oliver.cam

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

No pros -- I have been using avast for several years now but their latest update 8.0.1482 forced me to completely uninstall and use MSE instead for now. Am using Win8 Pro 64-bit. :(

Cons

Constant system panic every few minutes with latest 8.0.1482 :(

Summary

Constant system panic every few minutes with latest 8.0.1482 :(

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2 stars

"Blue Screen of Death ..."

March 04, 2013  |  By topsykretts

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

Easy to uninstall and go back to v.7x

Cons

BSOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

Upgrade from v7.x using the built in upgrade. Within a few hours of having v8.x I started getting Blue Screens! This happened every few hours.

I'm on Win7 64bit Ultimate. No other software was installed. One of the crash dumps blamed aswSnx.SYS part of Avast.

I uninstalled with Revo and then manually cleaned out any left over folders after a reboot. Cleaned the registry with MVRegclean and rebooted.

Reinstalled Avast 7.0.1474 that I got from Old Version site and... no more Blue Screen of Death.

I think the Sandbox in v8.x had something to do with it?

I'm sticking with v7.x for now.

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4 stars

"New Interface is Good But Software updater in annoying"

March 04, 2013  |  By fzsaqib

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

Good Looking GUI

Cons

Hangs at Registration Screen
There No option to Stop permanently Software updater and always shows annoying popups

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5 stars

"Perfect performance antivirus"

March 04, 2013  |  By BestGamerAlive

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

-Slick new interface
-lightweight and doesn't hog resources
-Software Updater for applications
-Sandbox/Virtualization

Cons

-None, if you I upgraded to 2 years of Internet Security.

Summary

I don't know what is with some of the people who have been giving it negative reviews. I have done several formats with my PCs lately and the AV has not given me any problems as of yet. I absolutely love the program, it is the best Antivirus out there, period.

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5 stars

"I like new features so much"

March 04, 2013  |  By rhysbennie

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 8.0.1482

Pros

new interface is awesome
awesome web blocking

Cons

its very nice that it can scan ssl/tls emails right now

Summary

no performance loss
updates everytime

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0.1482

Protective Feature

  • New - Software Updater - Shows overview of all your outdated software and applications.
  • New - Browser Cleanup - Remove pesky and unwanted toolbars and plug-ins.
  • Improved - Behavior Shield - Greater precision.

    Greater Usability

  • New User interface (UI)- Easier to use with customizable features.
  • New Optimized for Touch Screens - Simplifies Avast for use on your touch-based Win 8 devices.
  • Improved Remote Assistance - Never have to ask for help over the phone again.
  • General
    Publisher AVAST Software
    Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
    Release Date February 28, 2013
    Date Added February 28, 2013
    Version 8.0.1482
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.77MB
    File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 333,735,609
    Downloads Last Week 1,155,403
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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