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:
    7.0.39048
  • Total Downloads:
    3,397,225
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 25, 2013
  • 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

    4.7

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 49
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • 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

"Works Well"

July 03, 2013  |  By Audiomic

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Checks the system daily & remains running in the background. This product has stopped several attacks on my computer while I am searching the web.

Cons

My system seems to run slightly slower.

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4 stars

"Very good product"

July 03, 2013  |  By AlisonCathy

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Does what it says

Cons

None that I know of

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5 stars

"TRES TRES BIEN"

July 03, 2013  |  By pasillo_dotmac

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

TRES TRES BIEN

Cons

I HAVE NO IDEA

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5 stars

"Great program"

July 03, 2013  |  By hhrtchkr

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Free and easy.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Easy and Free"

July 03, 2013  |  By Truthiness7

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Free
Appears to catch viruses

Cons

None that I can see.

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1 stars

"Avast was a disaster for me."

July 02, 2013  |  By fredlave

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

None that I can find. Viruses would probably cause less damage.

Cons

I did a full system scan on my 2009 iMac and several external hard drives. It ran for 32 hours and terminated with an error message and it crashed my Time Machine backup drive. Also, it gave me no way to delete the infected files it found. Like I said: a disaster.

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5 stars

"Great Software"

July 02, 2013  |  By utlee

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Nothing beats free!

Cons

Don't have any

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2 stars

"version 8 downloaded, version 7 arrived."

July 01, 2013  |  By anguka

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

none yet, time will tell.

Cons

Very slow to install and activate. Downloaded 'latest version' after reading about version 8 - received version 7 which tells me that it os the most recent version available! So I do not know if it is obsolete or the wrong model or dysfunctional, or does not know what it is.

Summary

NOT a re-assuring download!

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5 stars

"Free and good"

July 01, 2013  |  By Wade Reese

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Free! Did I say free? Yes I did!

Cons

None. None is about as good as it gets.

Summary

Free and good!!! What more could you ask for?

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5 stars

"Great free software"

July 01, 2013  |  By Quotedboy

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39048

Pros

Free, Easy

Cons

Goes slow if file shield is on

Summary

Best free software available in my opinion

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.39048
  • Allow multi-selection in scan result.
  • Allow define new scan type.
  • Fixed handling of certificate expiration in webshield.
  • Many minor improvements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date June 25, 2013
Date Added June 25, 2013
Version 7.0.39048
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
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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