Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26519 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1229.80723
  • Total Downloads:
    333,735,609
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,155,403
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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 387 votes

    • 5 star 277
    • 4 star 71
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 17
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    4.5

    out of 26519 votes

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    • 4 star 4793
    • 3 star 827
    • 2 star 484
    • 1 star 1069
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5 stars

"avast home 4.8"

November 06, 2010  |  By albert_gee2

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

avast is perfectly great ,it works better,ilke alarms and update talk,thanks you very much

Cons

avast works better than avg and run my computer smoothly

Summary

thats why i love avast to protect my computer thank you very much

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5 stars

"Avast Free Antivirus 4.8.1229.80723"

September 02, 2010  |  By vinit_

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

Avast Free Antivirus 4.8.1229.80723

Cons

Avast Free Antivirus 4.8.1229.80723

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1 stars

"i cant download any software what happen"

May 08, 2010  |  By davidbala

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

not downloading what happen

Cons

not downloading what happen

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3 stars

"Not free as described"

March 19, 2009  |  By diacad

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

One of the few antivirus programs offered for Windows 98

Cons

Free version seems to be only a trial - apparently one must switch to paid version in 60 days

Summary

no long-time experience with product, but other reviews are positive.

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5 stars

"Very Happy!"

January 18, 2009  |  By cnt21

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

It just seems to work great. Easy and free.

Cons

I don't see any right now.

Summary

I had AVG Anti-virus on my last computer, but I wanted to try Avast on my new 32-bit laptop. I have Vista Home Premium. I use real-time Windows Defender currently, Windows Firewall (came with Vista), SpywareBlaster, and SuperAntispyware free editon. It all seems to work good together. I liked AVG, but I like Avast a little better. I was impressed how Avast found Malware before other programs, and had me delete it. I am considering ending real-time Windows Defender and trying the paid version real-time SuperAntispyware. Anyway, I think Avast is awesome.

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5 stars

"This Anti-Virus Solution ROCKS! and it's free!!!"

October 15, 2008  |  By val/Kyrie

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

Why spending so much money on commercial products If avast! is one of the best? But if sometime they ask you to make a donation, please contribute to the good causes, just to keep excellent software like this evoluting and being available for free

Cons

I have nothing to say against avast!

Summary

It works just fine. It won't slow down your rig, protects in real time, makes automatically data base actualization on a daily basis, offers P2P, IM, Outlook/Exchange etc. protection. Forget all other options including AVG

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5 stars

"Excellent job Avast found infections others left behind"

September 12, 2008  |  By fastjack01

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

Avast immediately got to work & requested permission to check Hard Drives during start-up before I logged on. On a blue screen I was able to watch as Avast found & repaired one infection after another. I was surprised by the # of infections found

Cons

To this date I have no negative comments of any kind. Avast is just an exceptional product in every way. And on top of that it is FREE!

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5 stars

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September 11, 2008  |  By ybzybq

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

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5 stars

"Simply superb"

September 08, 2008  |  By peterfgray

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

It does the job, and does it very well, with minimal intervention.

Cons

There are no cons.

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4 stars

"The Greatest Free Antivirus out there!"

September 04, 2008  |  By PA2982

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80723

Pros

It provides a wider range of protection compared to AVG and Avira. It prevented me from downloading infected files with windows messenger and Bitcomet. It's not a memory hog like AVG and the boot-time antivirus scan didn't take that long.

Cons

Despite the availability of skins, the interfaces of the different scan modules need to be updated and unified.

Summary

Worth trying!!! Much better than AVG

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1229.80723
Version 4.8.1229.80723 improves the unpacking engine.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date July 24, 2008
Date Added July 24, 2008
Version 4.8.1229.80723
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT
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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