Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26071 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.7.892
File Size:
4.64MB
Date Added:
November 07, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
316,898,962
Downloads Last Week:
869,959
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 26071 votes

    • 5 star: 19003
    • 4 star: 4731
    • 3 star: 815
    • 2 star: 475
    • 1 star: 1047
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 259 votes

    • 5 star: 206
    • 4 star: 39
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use free antivirus software"

    July 26, 2014   |   By beechtree19

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It is free and it works well

    Cons

    Sometimes an ad will pop up, then disappear.

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  • 5 stars

    "ALL XP users: The Avast FREE Antivirus 2014 is THE one!"

    July 26, 2014   |   By JRam9364

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Honestly, even this FREE version is miles better than the paid versions of most top rated Antivirus software' programs to date!!! I still feel embarrassed for having stuck with the utterly useless Microsoft Security Essentials all these years! Only when they removed support for XP did I start hunting around for an alternative - with Avast FREE Antivirus 2014 I struck gold... they have promised to continue to support XP for at least another 2 to 3 years. By then... well... I might have moved on due to poor support by other essential programs etc..

    Cons

    None, really... though the Browser Cleanup is not particularly to my liking..As a Firefox user my precious Extensions can get interfered with... depending - easy enough to restore them. So for time being that free service is not for me. Also. still not brave enough to allow Avast to to do preliminary scanning at Startup - I'm sure it's ok!

    Summary

    Have a friend who has a Pro version of Kapersky (given to her by her Bank) along with Avast Free Antivirus 2014... first of all, they don't interfere with each other (can't promise that to Norton users) & secondly she found Avast protecting her from time to time from malicious websites ahead of Kapersky!!! So wonderful... it just works silently in the background - never ever hogs resources. Try it out, if you haven't before - you can always uninstall it if you prefer another...

    Updated on Jul 26, 2014

    One big con, I recall now, is that the Browser Cleanup is set up to change your browser home page to Yahoo and search engine to Yahoo and Bing without providing user an option to opt out! This is the one behaviour they must stop!

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  • 4 stars

    "Solid but can be obtrusive with false positives"

    July 26, 2014   |   By jkirk1626

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Runs in background. Automatically updates itself. Brief popup alerts go away automatically and approach the right balance between informing and staying out of the way.

    Cons

    False positives can be obtrusive. It flags and prevents updates to common programs like Google Chrome and Firefox. Avast offers a link to create exceptions for them, but the exceptions never work, and Avast flags and prevents future updates when Avast is on. Disabling then re-enabling Avast is an easy workaround for upgrading other progs like browsers, but Avast's "add an exception" links ought to work; they don't.

    Summary

    The main characteristics recommending Avast are its abilities to do most of its functions in the background so users can be free to do other things. Too many antivirus programs bog users down with incessant choices that the programs ought to handle on their own. Avast will let you get into the nitpicky OCD customization weeds if you want, but grownup advanced users who actually want to get work done will appreciate Avast's hands free automation.

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  • 5 stars

    "one of the best free antivirus"

    July 25, 2014   |   By Petrac64

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    works on Linuks and Windows, It's free and does not slow down computer

    Cons

    none for now

    Summary

    I used it for three years now figured it best till now.

    Updated on Jul 25, 2014

    I used it for three years now figured it best till now.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free, light, reliable"

    July 25, 2014   |   By debussyravel

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Free; seems to use very few resources; has been a stable and reliable performer for me for many years (not like some competitors I have occasionally tried or been forced to use); slick (in a good way) interface and bedside manner. Seems to get the job done (knock wood).

    Cons

    Cant think of any. Free version could be cheaper ;)

    Summary

    Highly recommended.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nothing can make me picky."

    July 25, 2014   |   By LeaBia

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

    Cons

    Still searching for any!

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  • 5 stars

    "Best windows anti-virus I know."

    July 24, 2014   |   By sowonpt

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    Daily updates
    Communal collection of virus definitions
    Great user support
    Multi-device support

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

    Summary

    The free version provides all basic anti-virus function and goes steps further. You cant go wrong with this and never causes any conflict issues.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good."

    July 24, 2014   |   By KirschenbaumGreenwald

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    It uses very little resources - which is great

    Cons

    No cons at all, I was amazed at its abilities.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent product"

    July 23, 2014   |   By Arshes Nei

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    When I started using internet, I used the free anti-virus offered by my internet provider. I ended up with 2 bad viruses, the 2nd one I had to dump my entire system, bcuz it also attacked my back-up files ... so I started over again, this time with Avast, and I've never had a problem since. That was almost 4 years go. ^_^

    I also appreciate the software updater, it tells me when to update before the apps themselves do.
    And the Pirate Talk cracks me up! :) I think it's scared the heck out of my mom a few times .... (added bonus) ^_^

    Cons

    none so far ...

    Summary

    as above, so below

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  • 4 stars

    "great free application"

    July 23, 2014   |   By michaelalvares

    Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2021

    Pros

    i'm using the free version as i am still on xp. found it hassle free. no problems so far four months now.

    Cons

    have not detected anything that i would call cons.

    Summary

    highly recommended

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