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Avast Free Mac Security 2015 for Mac

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 1641 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.18.46914
  • Total Downloads:
    4,992,364
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17,388
  • 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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5 stars

"good and simple app"

August 04, 2016  |  By 3idiotstudio

2016-08-04 01:08:42  |  By 3idiotstudio

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.15.46727

Pros

free is good. works great.

Cons

no cons yet.

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4 stars

"Just trying this software"

July 11, 2016  |  By rwill3320

2016-07-11 01:28:28  |  By rwill3320

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.9.46174

Pros

Easy to use and small size

Cons

does't work sometimes

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5 stars

"This is a great product"

April 20, 2016  |  By uploadsecure

2016-04-20 13:28:24  |  By uploadsecure

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.9.46174

Pros

I really like using this app

Cons

This has no cons

Summary

this is a great software app that everyone should download

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1 stars

"Resource Hog!!!!!"

January 04, 2016  |  By treetroadsloth132

2016-01-04 01:33:45  |  By treetroadsloth132

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.3.45420

Pros

I guess it works if i could actually use my computer to test it

Cons

Sucks up way too much resources and makes my laptop difficult to use.

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5 stars

"It does what it claims!"

November 19, 2015  |  By m7jj

2015-11-19 18:56:51  |  By m7jj

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.3.45420

Pros

Easy to understand interface, non-intrusive, and reliable. This program does NOT slow my IMAC down at all.

Cons

I do not have any cons.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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1 stars

"Turns your iMac into a tree sloth....."

November 06, 2015  |  By Philby

2015-11-06 11:37:40  |  By Philby

 |  Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.3.45420

Pros

It does work

Cons

AVAST will slow your iMac down to the point it is unusable. My e-mails loaded like molasses and my computer routinely was virtually shut down for an hour every time AVAST downloaded updates to the antivirus file. This occurred with Yosemite and El Capitan. I finally deleted the program and it was like getting a new computer! It now funs much, much faster - AVAST turns your computer into a brick!!!!

Summary

This program seems to work by blocking viruses and malware; however, it comes at a huge price by slowing your computer to the point it is useless.

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1 stars

"Why continual and extensive uploads?"

April 19, 2015  |  By james.mcleish

2015-04-19 05:23:51  |  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

2015-03-12 21:22:37  |  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

2014-11-11 03:06:48  |  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

2014-11-06 19:07:20  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.18.46914
Added workaround for update to OS X 10.12 breaking GUI elevation.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date September 26, 2016
Date Added September 26, 2016
Version 11.18.46914
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.47MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,992,364
Downloads Last Week 17,388
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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