Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26495 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1169
  • Total Downloads:
    333,735,609
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,155,403
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    4.6

    out of 393 votes

    • 5 star 302
    • 4 star 59
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 17
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 26495 votes

    • 5 star 19327
    • 4 star 4792
    • 3 star 827
    • 2 star 482
    • 1 star 1067
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5 stars

"free version with features others dont have"

August 16, 2009  |  By sanriver12

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

antiroot kit and antispyware which free AVG do not provide. excelent x64 support.

Cons

none......

Summary

just check the website and see all the features and compare

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5 stars

"excellent virus detector and killer"

July 08, 2009  |  By matrini

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

easy to use

Cons

expires too quickly

Summary

I've been using avast for a few years now and am very satisfied with the product.

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5 stars

"Great! It finds a lot of stuff."

February 02, 2009  |  By thematrix777

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

Everything. It found everything.

Cons

Nothing except I would like the full feature but cannot afford it.

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5 stars

"Avast! is easy to use!!!!!"

May 12, 2008  |  By pikafan82

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

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5 stars

"Excellent"

May 12, 2008  |  By remsoubiran

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

I like everything.

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5 stars

"Pleasantly Surprised!!"

May 12, 2008  |  By RoseJB

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

After being very wary about trying this antivirus I have been relieved to find how easy it is to use. Love all the features.

After years with AVG but having it mess up my system so that email wouldn't work after the recent update I started to look around for another to use instead.

So pleased I found Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

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5 stars

"This is EXCELLENT"

May 12, 2008  |  By Dstrader

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

For a really tough infection the program runs a pre-windows load search and eliminate test. It did a fantastic job eliminating a really embedded Trojan in my system that the full price software could not remove.

Cons

It is difficult to figure out how to use and update. (Once it is running it is easy)

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3 stars

"Yeah, it's ok"

May 12, 2008  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

Yeah it does a lot of things, but I felt I my pc it did a lot of things just OK.

Cons

Nothing to brag about. Prefer AVG, and SuperAnti-Spyware. Quicker, a bit more thorough I felt and better response time.

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5 stars

"Excellent."

May 12, 2008  |  By The Lady on Wheels

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

I highly recommend it and agree with the editors review. It is an excellent antivirus software. I like it better than AVG. Found AVG to be a hassle. Won't say it's bad but I didn't like it. Avast is the one!

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5 stars

"Best one yet"

May 12, 2008  |  By fred3928

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

Nothing I don't like suits me down to the ground simple to use

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1169
Version 4.8.1169 includes strong self-protection, to prevent malware from turning avast protection off.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date March 31, 2008
Date Added March 31, 2008
Version 4.8.1169
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows
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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