Avast Home Edition

Avast Home Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 26526 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1296.90115
  • Total Downloads:
    333,735,609
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.77MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,155,403
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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

    4.7

    out of 160 votes

    • 5 star 122
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 26526 votes

    • 5 star 19353
    • 4 star 4793
    • 3 star 827
    • 2 star 484
    • 1 star 1069
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5 stars

"it is a optimal antivirus"

March 10, 2009  |  By ivanhoe60

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

it is easy to use,automatically upload and is free

Cons

dowload and try,it is ok

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4 stars

"run good, I hope dont make the computar slowly."

February 24, 2009  |  By Marco Tulio González

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

I think the computer must be protected, very good.

Cons

I dont hve any problems

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5 stars

"Avast familiale est fantastique."

February 20, 2009  |  By Jeff-10

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

Avast aide beaucoup de famille a proteger les ordinateurs d' une maniere sure. Il est vraiment tres bon.

Cons

Avast est tres bien sourtout ses mises a jour et avertissemements journaliers.

Summary

Bon, efficasse et pratique.

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5 stars

"so far i'm shocked"

February 14, 2009  |  By dolphinwitahat

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

I'm coming from spending so much on what a certain company told me to buy to this.I am loveing it so far.

Cons

I'm just trying to figure out what to do about the stuff found???????
I've move all to the chest but how do i fix/remove the bad??????
for some reason i'm still getting pop-ups from my computer,not the internet.

Summary

What is internet speed moniter????? that is what keeps poping up even after i scan everything and put all into chest.Please help someone.

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5 stars

"I feel totally protected by Avast."

February 11, 2009  |  By vwebb

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

It's easy to use and keeps me current with the latest virus protection.

Cons

There isn't anything I don' like. It's great and its FREE!!

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5 stars

"This is the best antivirus you can get!"

February 11, 2009  |  By Björn Lundahl

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

This is the best antivirus you can get. It also keeps other malware out such as rootkits, spyware and adware. It has a high detection rate combined with a lot of features which other software usually lacks.

Björn Lundahl
Gothenburg Sweden

Cons

None at all!

Summary

This is the best antivirus you can get. It also keeps other malware out such as rootkits, spyware and adware. It has a high detection rate combined with a lot of features which other software usually lacks. It has exiting looks and a lot of skins to choose from. The program is extremely stable and it wont bother you and ask you regulary for your attention, just install and forget. I have used it on different computers for about 3 years and 6 months. The company behind it-Alwil Software-is very serious and wont spam you or bother you in any way. My Norton antivirus software in my pc at work was slow and the scanner didn't work all the time. Now I have replaced it with Avast Professional.

Björn Lundahl
Gothenburg Sweden

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5 stars

"Avast is a beautiful idea and it's the best protection"

February 11, 2009  |  By ivanacolcam

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

I think the computers must be protected yet, but there are too many hackers and Avast protect our systems without costs, that's important for a family who use computer only for itself.

Cons

I like all of Avast Home Edition. The only little problem is that we cannot defrag the disk when it is in work.

Summary

This product works very well and it did'nt give problems of any kind. Since I installed it, it protected my computer from every virus or intrusion, warning when there's a danger.

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5 stars

"very good free programme"

February 11, 2009  |  By glngry

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

No fuss no muss

Cons

none that i know

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5 stars

"Avast is the only Anti-Virus I will use"

February 11, 2009  |  By mrketchfish

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

Avast is the best. I've been using it for years. I just bought a new computer and the first thing I'm doing is getting rid of the preinstalled bloatware and replacing it with Avast.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about this product.

Summary

Avast is the best - the only anti-virus anyone needs. Use this and avoid the hassles that you get with all the others.

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5 stars

"It is completely automatic. Don't have to worry."

February 11, 2009  |  By Tridipper

 |  Version: Avast Home Edition 4.8.1296.90115

Pros

See above. Works in background without interfering with other activity.

Cons

So far, there isn't anything I don't like.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1296.90115
Version 4.8.1296.90115 brings a new malware URL blocker component as well as many other improvements in the scanning engine.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date January 15, 2009
Date Added January 20, 2009
Version 4.8.1296.90115
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, 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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