Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26333 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1229.80826
  • Total Downloads:
    330,616,138
  • Date Added:
    August 27, 2008
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    991,546
  • 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

    4.4

    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 26333 votes

    • 5 star 19206
    • 4 star 4771
    • 3 star 820
    • 2 star 479
    • 1 star 1057
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5 stars

"The best and easiest to use"

October 23, 2014  |  By cjdj

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

I've used Avast Free Antivirus and I feel it is the best of any antivirus.

Cons

I don't have any "cons".

Summary

It's free, easy to use and does a great job of protecting my computer. It updates automatically and just keeps improving with new features. I wouldn't use anything else!

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5 stars

"Good free product"

October 23, 2014

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Free and does a good job at protecting

Cons

Pop ups can be annoying. Writing a review to get rid of a pop up now

Summary

Great free option for protecting your computer.

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5 stars

"Protects more then enough!"

October 23, 2014  |  By leftylaska

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Free version catches bad sites. Does more then most anti virus programs but does not make it difficult for you to uninstall.

Cons

Have had for a few years now and can not find any.

Summary

Best for the money (-;

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4 stars

"Works well, spams too many adverts."

October 23, 2014  |  By Zognorf

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Seems to do its job without slowing down my system.

Cons

Keeps telling me I have "dangerous search engines" or some-such, by which it means Google, and wants to replace it with another one nobody uses.

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5 stars

"Simple and super fast to sort those Nasty Gremlins"

October 23, 2014

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Boot scan is a weapon, finds 90% of the issues
Software updater is super useful
Easy use interface
Self updates with a vocal notification

Cons

Doesn't always get new virus's occurring,or at least straight away.
Some older virus have been over sited and not found
The bad tool bar remover cleans great but will keep adjusting your web browser search to BING OR YAHOO .? really i do understand its a free protections and these simply seem to be sponsors but very annoying

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5 stars

"My PC's personal bodyguard and protector.....!!!!!"

October 23, 2014

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Free
Real time scans (Online & offline)
Best thing I like is the boot time scan feature
Very nice UI

Cons

Have been using avast since last 4-5 years and didnt face any issue as of now

Summary

Reliable and surf without any worries coz avast gonna take care of everything else.

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5 stars

"Safe, Fast."

October 22, 2014

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Not CPU consuming, block suspicious sites quick.

Cons

Cannot solve the Java update problem.

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5 stars

""Great product, old & new versions.""

October 22, 2014  |  By PurPanda

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

I have used Avast for years without a single problem. It has stopped a number of "PROBLEMS," and I recommend it to all my friends and family & they have been using it for years too & love it. Thanks for a great product, Avast, & stopping all my problems trying to come in! :-)

Cons

None that I have came across.

Summary

Wouldn't it be nice if all downloads were as efficient and trustworthy as Avast? We have been using Avast for 10 + years! :-)

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5 stars

"The best I have used"

October 22, 2014  |  By oxfordmo1

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

It is there looking after your computer even when you think it is not there

Cons

Asks to remove programmes I have used for years with no proper explanation why

Summary

overal the best I have used and I have tried a few

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4 stars

"Best free anti-virus software I've found."

October 22, 2014  |  By SJHH

 |  Version: Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.0.2206

Pros

Extremely thorough, runs very quietly in background and does a great job.

Cons

Not very keen on more intrusive nature of newer versions but still does the main task very well indeed.

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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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, 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 330,616,138
Downloads Last Week 991,546
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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