Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26503 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.892
  • Total Downloads:
    333,735,609
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,155,403
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    4.7

    out of 259 votes

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3 stars

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November 09, 2009  |  By hayalou

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Avast is amazing, a true life saver!"

October 19, 2009  |  By crstnmsqd

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

I think avast is the most democratic, amazing and generous softwate in the net. It provides safety and protection for home users who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. While providing protection for us it protects everyone.

Cons

There is nothing I dislike about avast.

Summary

Thanks avast!

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5 stars

"easy come easy go"

July 20, 2009  |  By marcovpower

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

good stuff

Cons

good nice quickly

Summary

none

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2 stars

"Slowed My Internet Connection to a Halt"

May 17, 2009  |  By ArmyWife25

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

I wouldn't know.

Cons

The scan was over two hours in, when my internet connection became so slow that I couldn't load a single page.

Summary

Most reviewers here seem to be highly computer literate. As a regular user, I thought I would submit my layman review anyway. More of us should, because if you're not familiar with all of the terminology used, the reviews don't help anyway.
I have a new Dell Inspiron laptop running Vista. Maybe this only pertains to my particular situation, and could have been a fluke. However, I don't want any software that takes that long to scan my system, and all but disconnects my internet connection.

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4 stars

"Great realtime, very slow scanning"

March 19, 2009  |  By oneblackened

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

The realtime protection is good, and it's very quiet and light while not doing a scan. Good detection.

Cons

Slow scanning, will take a few hours to scan a multi account system.

Summary

I switched from Norton to Avast! after norton ran out. I really noticed a speed increase, considering that Norton bogs down a computer quite a bit. The boot time scan is quite useful when you're infected with a file that boots with the computer. I highly recommend Avast! as your AV, it works better than AVG, but I have had little experience with it.

Updated on Mar 22, 2009

AVG has apparently had problems with their detection lately. AVAST! is one of the oldest AV's out there. It's been around since 1988. Yet it is still one of the best there is. Strangely enough, they've not succumbed to the software bloat that Symantec/Norton and Mcafee have.

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5 stars

"Great protection without slowing down PC"

March 14, 2009  |  By Mohammad Ali

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

Great product, it really don't slow down your PC and have great protection against viruses, spywares and malwares.

Cons

Well nothing.

Summary

Because it has saved my PC from many Viruses,. spyware and malware. I was about to format my whole PC when I found this, so it even saved me from formating my PC. At the begging my PC was very slow, it even freezes at some points. when i installed the Avast it really killed all the viruses and even some hidden rootkit. I have tried my ANTI Virus Software, but no one detect these hidden rootkits which very found in system folder. So Avast has excellent protect against viruses. I really like this product.

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3 stars

"Needs Some Improvment"

February 04, 2007  |  By Reborn master

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

Avast is almost the best antivirus for homeusers.Good detection of virus, worms and trojans.Removal is very effective.Realtime protection is strong, it's good at stopping threats before they enter your pc.Updates often.

Cons

You have to register within 30 days.Runs high on memory.Interface is not good.It hides many options and makes it very hard to use.To many icons in taskbar.To be honest Avg is better than avast.Because it has better detection, removal and protection.

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5 stars

"a good free anti-virus"

February 04, 2007  |  By oldhippie56

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

A easy download and simple install, tried many free anti-viruses, this one is the best so far.

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5 stars

"As good as the ones I've paid for in the past."

February 04, 2007  |  By shucksamonga

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

Doesn't take up nearly as much space on my computer and it's free.

Cons

I can't yet tell how to start the scan manually. Instead, it just scans when the computer is not in use.

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5 stars

"Great!"

February 04, 2007  |  By msintrepid56

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.892

Pros

I downloaded Avast Home Edition two weeks ago. I have not had any problems so far.

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date November 07, 2006
Date Added November 07, 2006
Version 4.7.892
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.77MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 333,735,609
Downloads Last Week 1,155,403
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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