Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26828 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1229.80826
  • Total Downloads:
    357,182,986
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 27, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    991,997
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 342 votes

    • 5 star 206
    • 4 star 101
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 13
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 26828 votes

    • 5 star 19572
    • 4 star 4835
    • 3 star 846
    • 2 star 491
    • 1 star 1084
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5 stars

"good stuff"

April 30, 2010  |  By hammc

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

this is a free prod

Cons

nothing right now

Summary

Need to try it out

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5 stars

"ayant connu NORTON je préfère AVAST"

November 11, 2008  |  By caramba54

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

produit très efficace

Cons

manque traduction en francais du site AVAST

Summary

simple d'utilisation pour un néophite

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5 stars

"good product"

November 08, 2008  |  By newk2001

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

good performance and free

Cons

good look.

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5 stars

"good, very good"

November 05, 2008

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

nothing about it

Cons

for free for ever

Summary

goin

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5 stars

"i HAVE USED AVAST FOR 12 MONTHS WORKS GREAT"

October 29, 2008  |  By ingunn49738

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

THE FACT THAT IT IS FREE. i AM NOT FOND OF EXPENSIVE VIRUS PROTECTION THAT DOES THE SAME THING.

Cons

REALLY DONT HAVE ANUTHIG TO GRIPE ABOUT

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5 stars

"I love Avast!"

October 22, 2008  |  By jgpettigrew

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

Does a fantastic job without taking over my comp or using up too many resources. I trust this product!

Cons

Home version (the only one I've tried) seems to be lacking a few options I have enjoyed in other products. However, its not a big enough issue for me to switch to any other program.

Summary

In my humble opinion, Avast! is the best virus software out there. Great job avast team!!

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4 stars

"easy install'fast download"

October 20, 2008  |  By stew_49721

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

automatic up-dates, almost invisable operation, found problems norton missed

Cons

haven't found any yet

Summary

it works!

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5 stars

"its gr8 for home users"

October 19, 2008  |  By sourav1983ag

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

It fantastic, does not turn computer slow, detect deadly viruse and most important its free, so rhnx to avast management .

Cons

i didnt find any

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5 stars

"very good level of protection over internet."

October 14, 2008  |  By chand_bhatt

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

It is very good product for non commercial users.

Cons

user interface is very compact not giving proper options.

Summary

user interface is very compact not giving proper options.

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5 stars

"i just downloaded accelator and got this site."

October 06, 2008  |  By samashokmrf

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1229.80826

Pros

this product is really good.

Cons

i just to protect my computer from virus.

Summary

no de-efect in this product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1229.80826
Version 4.8.1229.80826 contains improvements in the anti-rootkit module.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date August 27, 2008
Date Added August 27, 2008
Version 4.8.1229.80826
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.23MB
File Name avast_free_antivirus_setup_online_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 357,182,986
Downloads Last Week 991,997
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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