Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26265 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.6
File Size:
4.64MB
Date Added:
March 23, 2005
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
325,973,216
Downloads Last Week:
1,040,821
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 26265 votes

    • 5 star: 19155
    • 4 star: 4762
    • 3 star: 816
    • 2 star: 476
    • 1 star: 1056
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 1097 votes

    • 5 star: 879
    • 4 star: 151
    • 3 star: 20
    • 2 star: 23
    • 1 star: 24
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  • 4 stars

    "You get literally infinitely more than what you paid!"

    September 29, 2014   |   By tessseractheart

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It's free. It works. And it's free.

    Cons

    There are some nagging popups.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Virus Protection by far"

    September 29, 2014   |   By Donald_M

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I have been using Avast for years on everything from my Phones to my Desk top computers and I Can't remember the last time I had a virus of any type on any of my systems. From Android to Windows, Avast simply works!!!! When I work on computers for others that is the First thing I recommend they install. I have had great support when needed and the program has never failed me. It will Always have a 5 star rating from me.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a complaint with any part of the program

    Summary

    see above

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  • 5 stars

    "A very nice app to have."

    September 29, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Simple interface. Frequent updates to ensure the latest definitions are present. Detects potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

    Cons

    The frequent pop ups for other program updates.

    Summary

    Overall this is an excellent antivirus. And I like that it tags PUPs, which have, so far, always been unwanted ;)

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  • 4 stars

    "Works very well"

    September 29, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to install
    Easy to understand (you don't have to be a computer genius)
    Free!!

    Cons

    Occasional publicity

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  • 5 stars

    "In my opinion the best free antivirus.."

    September 29, 2014   |   By peter.fraxis

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    very simple to use, reliable, 'intelligent' software..

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any so far..

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  • 5 stars

    "Keeps me virus free"

    September 29, 2014   |   By rbrigh1

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    The best free, reliable and secure antivirus software on the market.
    Auto updates of the latest virus definitions.

    Cons

    They push lots of opportunities for you to upgrade to the paid version.

    Summary

    Overall I have used Avast for 7 years on all my old and new computers. It has been the most consistent antivirus software I have used. If you are tech savvy and are the only one using your computer, the free version is all you need. If you have lots of people using your computer, get the paid version. They both are equally secure but the paid one gives you better control when other people are using your computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best free virus protection that I have found."

    September 28, 2014   |   By pawldunbar

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Easy to download initially, and then it does its job without pestering me to make decisions and press buttons. It doesn't seem to slow my laptop. I have had no problems with viruses. It updates regularly which reassures you that it is working. Pity about the voice...

    Cons

    The lady who tells you that "Avohst..." was updated has an irritatingly bourgeois London/SE English voice... I'm Cornish and, like other Kelts, find the "home counties" dialect smug and supercilious... much preferred the American lady...

    Summary

    Avast is great - wouldn't be without it.

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  • 4 stars

    "Seems good so far!"

    September 28, 2014

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Don't really know much about the insides and outs of antivirus but it appears to work well for me, like that it updates very often which must help protect your computer.

    Cons

    Non really

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  • 5 stars

    "I've been relying on Avast for years."

    September 28, 2014   |   By lanisusan

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    I experienced how Avast identified and contained a virus that a more famous program had missed.

    Cons

    Since we no longer have to register annually, I can't think of any.

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  • 5 stars

    "this is a great product"

    September 27, 2014   |   By marthaluruiz

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    To scan on boot without windows, is the most important feature i have not seen in any other antivirus. It gives you the opportunity to really check and clean your computer.
    Another good feature is to be able to put in hold your antivirus for a few minutes easily. It gives you chance to do what you need and come back with the antivirus.

    Cons

    It's not so clear about certifications on emails, but it's manageable.
    It's too bad Avast can't detect malware always, but I guess we can use other programs for that.

    Summary

    I have seen many similar software and all versions of Avast are always a hit. I'm confidence to recommend it, it's always a winner. Thanks avast for the great work!...

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