Avast Mac Security 2015 provides you with the tools you need to protect your Mac from the growing number of malware threats.
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.
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.
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.
From Avast Software:
Avast Mac Security (formerly Avast Free Antivirus for Mac) offers three shields,on-demand scanning and WebRep clients which are automatically (optionally) installed to Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers. Our Web Shield and Mail Shield combine to check the vast majority of incoming data from the Internet, while File Shield scans all programs stored and executed from your hard drive. Everything is packed in a brand new GUI.
What's new in this version:
Version 12.3 fixes VPS not reloading in some cases.
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We work very hard to make Avast as light on system resources as possible. I know it's been a while since you originally posted this review, but I'd like to check back with you to see if you're still having these issues. It would be very helpful for us to see some screenshots of your Mac and how Avast is performing, which can help us determine what's causing the problem. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to work with you.
Version: Avast Free Mac Security 2015 11.3.45420
It does work
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!!!!
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.
We recognize it's been a while since you posted your review, but I'd like to check back with you to see if you're still having issues with Avast on your Mac. Some more details about your Mac as well as screenshots of how Avast is performing (RAM usage, CPU usage, etc) will help us determine what's going on and get things working for you. You can get in touch with us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.
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.
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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Haven't found any cons.
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