Avast Free Mac Security 2015 for Mac

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:
    10.9.43971
  • Total Downloads:
    3,581,938
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 25, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,381
  • Platform:
    Mac
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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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"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.9.43971
Maintenance release.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date March 25, 2015
Date Added March 25, 2015
Version 10.9.43971
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 7.21MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,581,938
Downloads Last Week 4,381
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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