Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26407 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.1098
  • Total Downloads:
    333,735,609
  • Date Added:
    December 10, 2007
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,155,403
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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This impressive software provides the same steadfast protection of well-known antivirus programs, yet it's surprisingly free.

Avast Home Edition guards your PC and the network with multiple shields that scan executables and files. You can select parameters for scanning, and even choose wildcards to exclude specific file types. You can adjust the sensitivity level for the program's detectors when it comes to scanning downloaded files, instant messages, e-mails, and a host of P2Ps. Its efficient interface opens up window after window to tweak its settings to your liking, for novice to advanced level protection.

Though it took quite some time to run, we're impressed with this application's boot-time antivirus scan. Fortunately, if you're in a pinch you can bypass it. If malicious contents are detected, Avast comes to the rescue with handy virus cleanup tools. Some decent PC controls are even handed out here. You can block certain URLs and file operations, such as writing to files or even renaming, deleting or formatting them.

With immediate real-time protection, clockwork updates, and much more, this free software is highly regarded in our book.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 427 votes

    • 5 star 300
    • 4 star 89
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 16
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    4.5

    out of 26407 votes

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    • 4 star 4780
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    • 2 star 480
    • 1 star 1065
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5 stars

"Simply the best!!"

January 10, 2008  |  By drew_d

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

I love the real time protection!! Now i've used many other antiviruses...the world reknown Norton Antivirus, which is rediculous(had viruses which it detected but wasn't deleting them!!!can u believe that!!) and even AVG, pretty good(thats all i hav to say), but this antivirus was jus simply the best!! It is very easy to use and you can set it up to suit you'r specific requirements!!And best of all its absolutely free with automatic updates and everything you need!!Trust me people this is the best free software yo can find and from my experience even better than the one's you have to pay for!!

The decision is easy to make!! Download it and you never hav to worry about viruses ever again

Cons

Scanning ia a lil slow but its worth it...as long as its doin what it was meant to do that's all you need!!

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4 stars

"great product............... many thanks"

January 10, 2008  |  By joncorpuz

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

all around protection

Cons

not so easy to use interface

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5 stars

"very good soft"

January 10, 2008  |  By risun007

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

use easy

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5 stars

"its best for home users.Powerful and user friendly"

January 10, 2008  |  By suryaisbest

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

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4 stars

"good"

January 10, 2008  |  By alchol 1

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

everythink

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5 stars

"excellent"

January 09, 2008  |  By alfonso2056

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

It,s an excellent tool to protect your computer and the best part is it's free.

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5 stars

"It's FREE & Very Good!"

January 09, 2008

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

It's easy to get a good anti virus, but a good one that's free?? Only AVAST!

DO I need to say more?

Cons

No negatives observed yet.

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5 stars

"Great software"

January 09, 2008  |  By cisasteelersfan

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

it has great virus scanning and tons of features, including virus scanning while the screen saver is up

Cons

absolutely nothing

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4 stars

"avast,???????,??????"

January 09, 2008  |  By man lui

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

????free,

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5 stars

"Works great and is FREE for Personal use"

January 09, 2008  |  By stevec751

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098

Pros

The Automatic updates

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7.1098
Version 4.7.1098 adds support for few new packers, improves the efficiency of incremental updates.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date December 10, 2007
Date Added December 10, 2007
Version 4.7.1098
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95
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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