Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 27008 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.827
  • Total Downloads:
    363,758,592
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    532,827
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 488 votes

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5 stars

"rock solid performance for rock bottom price (free)"

August 12, 2006  |  By blueOrbit

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

It's a free product that works better than any of the pay products I've had in the past.

Initial setup is easy and there's still room for customizing.

For the parents out there... It has the ability to block a URL based on anything contained in the URL; example *badword*.com, and you can lock settings with a password.

Cons

Some of the terminology used can be confusing and, initially, the idea of setting up your "providers" didn't make a lot of sense.

There does not appear to be an option to setup excemptions; while that's likely a very rare need, it is one I actually needed.

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5 stars

"This an easy and fast antivirus product with great features ."

November 06, 2006  |  By gdog101

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

Good and reliable,safe,and fast.

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5 stars

"This anti virus is as good if not better than any you pay for"

November 06, 2006  |  By phight01

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

The program is light on resouces and easy to use,and it doesn't miss a thing.

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5 stars

"GREAT!!"

November 05, 2006  |  By jsctt

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

I'll put it like this,

It saved my pc where norton anti. could not! You will need a firewall, if you dont already have one. Other than that, you will be safe.

Cons

none

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5 stars

"superior protection, easy on the system, prompt updates"

November 03, 2006  |  By revwwilson

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

Never bogs down the system as do famous commercial products, yet is every bit as adequate. A real joy! Almost daily updates!

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5 stars

"Excellent quality, effective, low on resources, for novices and advanced users"

November 02, 2006  |  By schruh2

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

** Effective: this picks up everything, even more, than McAfee and CA/Etrust. I have used them both, but ended up discarding both those softwares which i had ALREADY PAID FOR from those 2 companies, in favour of AVAST due to its effectiveness, LOW on RESOURCES, STABILITY compared to the 2 security giants above!

*** Daily automatic signature updates: Unlike Mcafee who leave your PC exposed for several days at a time, sometimes 4 or 5, and always on weekends...so virus writers know when to strike!

*** Interface: Good for novices and advances users because there are two relevant interfaces to choose from.

*** Simple: choice of very simple settings / view for novices, no need to get under the hood.

*** Customisable: Only for advanced users, they can configure to their heart's content.

***Advanced Heuristics: to help detect new viruses not yet picked up.

Cons

***The Seperate icon for imaging your system in the background, in order to be able to recover, it if ever a virus strikes, might be confusing to novices and should be automatically integrated into the main icon...although users can choose to do that themselves. So not a major deal, just a nice to have.

*** A future improvement would be to include anti-spyware integrated. However, I use the free Windows defender for this, so not a major deal, more a nice to have.

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5 stars

"Free antivirus that is better than some paid ones."

November 01, 2006  |  By rajeev_nfs

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

found and cleaned all viruses on my system that norton could not detect.super easy and fast install.easy on system.

FREEEEE!!

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3 stars

"powerful remover, NOT FREE!!"

October 31, 2006  |  By kaokong

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

very power software that can remove what other softwares couldn't.

Cons

Disapointed. After installing this software, I found out that it is a demo with a 60 day trial. IT'S NOT FREE!!!!!

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4 stars

"I am a home user and it makes my PC on surfing the web"

October 31, 2006  |  By odesahs

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

Its very complete. Take care of my PC online, my mail and the web pages I visit. Ans its free. 4 of 5 stars.

Cons

My friend has to told me how i got the license for one-year free usage. But come on, its free so i waited the pasword.

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5 stars

"Easy to use works GREAT"

October 31, 2006  |  By jjtorchia39

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

Found 2 viruses that my last program did not!!!!

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4 stars

"one of the best and free."

October 30, 2006  |  By slellis

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.827

Pros

very good detection. timely updates

Cons

slows some functions

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date May 05, 2006
Date Added May 05, 2006
Version 4.7.827
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 5.23MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 363,758,592
Downloads Last Week 532,827
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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