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:
    7.0.39141
  • Total Downloads:
    3,397,225
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 04, 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 193 votes

    • 5 star 154
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • 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

"Great product for the money (FREE!)"

October 01, 2013  |  By mmitchell1209

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

It's Free,
It's well supported,
It just works!

Cons

It can be slow to start up.

Summary

This is a go-to- standard for me. I saw a lot of good reviews for Avast, and it held to the great reviews and my expectations. Well done!

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5 stars

"awesome app"

October 01, 2013  |  By keithn6368

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Warned me when i attempted to download something that it had a virus was very happy

Cons

No cons to report it is a good program

Summary

Awesome program runs well very happy

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5 stars

"very good app"

October 01, 2013  |  By Shaong

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

good!!! good!!!

Cons

good!!! good!!!

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5 stars

"very good anti-virus program"

October 01, 2013  |  By linkdotcom

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Free
Easy to use
Friendly interface

Cons

Sometimes long start-up

Summary

Good software.. Flexible team, possible to adopt to different OS.

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5 stars

"Free, user friendly, effective"

October 01, 2013  |  By cormorant80

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Works like a charm.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Love Avast for security"

October 01, 2013  |  By ccfotokem

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Fast, up to date, boot time scans

Cons

none that I can think of

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5 stars

"Works Great!"

October 01, 2013  |  By Exodist2013

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

No heavy system load, does what its supposed to do and does it great!

FREE!

Cons

No cons for this product..

Summary

Wonderful product that works great and keeps my system virus free.

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5 stars

"Works great"

October 01, 2013  |  By donatos51

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Easy and transparent

Cons

Can't think of any

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5 stars

"Incredible app. Excellent. Five STARS."

October 01, 2013  |  By usulz

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Simply, Fastest, Work incredible.

Cons

Not found any cons.

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

October 01, 2013  |  By rtpaynetx

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 7.0.39141

Pros

Ease of installation and use. Works perfectly for me.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

Great program. I highly recommend it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.39141
  • Fix compatibility WebShield compatibility with FireFox 22.
  • Minor fixes in GUI.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date July 04, 2013
Date Added July 04, 2013
Version 7.0.39141
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, 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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