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Avast Free Mac Security 2015 for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1635 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.14.44414
  • Total Downloads:
    3,924,507
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    27,897
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Avast Mac Security 2015 provides you with the tools you need to protect your Mac from the growing number of malware threats.

Pros

Minimalism throughout: Avast Mac Security 2015 pares settings down to a basic interface with only five primary buttons.

Complete protection: The Avast program can scan your system for existing problems and can also be configured to protect you from new threats. You can also scan external drives and volumes to ensure that you're completely protected from infected files.

Cons

Relatively slow scan: When you're doing a complete system scan, it is always going to take a considerable amount of time. Avast's Mac Security 2015 seems to take exceptionally long. It took more than 4 hours to complete a total system scan.

Inaccurate progress bar: During testing, it was impossible to tell how much time was remaining in the system scan. Immediately after testing started, the progress bar jumped up to 100 percent and then continued to increase the percentage count, with no further movement in the bar.

Bottom Line

If you don't already have virus protection in place on your Mac, this is a worthy choice. It is streamlined, easy to use, and has all of the features that you need in this type of software.

 
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1 stars

"Why continual and extensive uploads?"

April 19, 2015  |  By james.mcleish

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 10.9.43971

Pros

Seemed to locate and quarantine dangerous files, but there was no way of knowing if these files were in fact dangerous..

Cons

Continuous uploading of data - some tens of thousands of packets, over 70 mb of data. Why? And to whom? I have deleted the app, as I have no confidence in it, or what it is actually doing.

Summary

A considerable security risk which I cannot possibly trust

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1 stars

"If it walks like a VIRUS, quacks like a VIRUS,..."

March 12, 2015  |  By FA Castro Ruz

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.8.43825

Pros

Free, in the beginning

Cons

When the free trial period expired Avast froze Safari on my IPhone. I could only access the Avast website to purchase a subscription. I couldn't access any other site on the internet. Avast Support wouldn't help and hung up the phone. I had to erase all my IPhone data and software to remove Avast. In order to remove Avast from my Mac I had to remove all my data and software and restore from a Time Machine restore point prior to my initial download of Avast. I lost all the data and software I downloaded and created between the two restore points.

Summary

Do yourself a favour. Don't download this program. If it walks like a virus, quacks like a virus, and acts like a virus, then it probably is.

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1 stars

"garbage. It messed up my MacBook Pro"

November 11, 2014  |  By Fuma419

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029

Pros

it was free

Cons

my MBP froze completely every time the scan finished.

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5 stars

"First use it"

November 06, 2014  |  By inetworksoftware

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029

Pros

I come from interworksoftware.com, We provide cheaper adobe software, so i familiar with software and how to download them. Now, i found Download some software from CNET, the software is very fast and runs on Mac is very smoothly, using so easy.

Cons

Haven't found any cons.

Summary

the using experience is very perfect, hope more and more people know and use it.

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5 stars

"Effective and light, very easy to use"

October 26, 2014  |  By KuningasmeniRanskaan

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029

Pros

Easy and quick to download and install.
Was able to find quite a bunch of infections (from files I found admit were suspicious) and identify most of them precisely. Deleting the infections was easy.
Warns about unsafe websites.
Doesn't slow my mac down at all and definitely does not crash it.
It's free. That's a big plus.

Cons

Scanning took awfully long.
No other cons so far, but I did download this just two days ago.

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1 stars

"User Beware = Agreed"

October 13, 2014  |  By upsetkitty11

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 9.0 build 42301

Pros

It's free I guess.

Cons

This version will brick your Mac.

Summary

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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Pros

It catches every bug, malware and virus! Great!

Cons

I have no complaint

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2 stars

"Bad on my Mac Book running Mac X v.10.6.8"

August 13, 2014  |  By fastknitter

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 9.0 build 42126

Pros

Nice interface
Automatic virus updates

Cons

No instructions for use
Crazy things started happening right after installing

Summary

Everything went back to normal after uninstall.

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1 stars

"Burned By Bad AV Once Again"

July 24, 2014  |  By DeltaNerd

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 9.0 build 42061

Pros

-Free
-Light
-Pretty
-Slick integration

Cons

-Ground all four of my Macs to a halt.
-Made my Macs crash and lose data
-Repetitively quarantined my Bank emails as risks. ***...
-Another terrible Mac AV

Summary

My Macs are all 2013 i7's with SSDs and 16GB RAM. AV should not over tax or slow them down. Yet with Avast I had Finder crashing every other minute, Firefox downloads failed and were painfully slow when they did work, and iTunes lost its mind and kept losing it's library location. I was at wits end when I decided to uninstall Avast and then... Abracadabra POOF... No More Issues! Avast you here by join the laundry list of Mac AV apps with no purpose other than reminding me of why I left Windows.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.14.44414
Maintenance release.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date June 10, 2015
Date Added June 10, 2015
Version 10.14.44414
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.85MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,924,507
Downloads Last Week 27,897
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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