Avast Mac Security 2015 for Mac

Avast Mac Security 2015 for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    October 22, 2014
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review


Mac users and their machines are no more immune to viruses than Windows users are. Enter Avast Free Antivirus, a no-cost antivirus utility for OS X that scans for Mac-specific malware.


Streamlined security: Avast Free Antivirus looks like a modern Mac app. Types and icons are clear and Retina-compatible, and status updates are kept minimal. Periodically, Avast Free Antivirus throws a notification at you via an unobtrusive pop-up. Deeper cosmetic options exist inside the Preferences pane. The security tools that come with this version are on the basic end of the spectrum but should be comprehensive enough for most users.

Multidevice monitoring: If you have an Avast account, you can expand it to access all your remote-monitoring tools. Any device or computer that's been registered with an Avast product and ID will display on your Mac.


Average scan performance: Despite being formatted for 64-bit chipsets, Avast Free Antivirus hits the 25-minute mark on average for scan times, which is normal for a full scan but not fast.

Slim toolbox: You're not going to find a battle chest of security features like schedulers, junk cleaners, or backup utilities in this edition of Avast Free Antivirus. Though Avast offers basic protection on a local, email, and browser level, the actual number of tools are limited to a scanner and a browser plug-in. Users looking for a more involved security experience should look elsewhere.

Bottom Line

Avast Free Antivirus is clearly designed and developed as a no-frills, quick security solution for OS X users. In that respect, Avast Free Antivirus excels. While the lack of options might be a turnoff for some, Avast Free Antivirus should at least provide peace of mind without the hassle of additional, infrequently used features.

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1 stars

"garbage. It messed up my MacBook Pro"

November 11, 2014  |  By Fuma419

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029


it was free


my MBP froze completely every time the scan finished.

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5 stars

"First use it"

November 06, 2014  |  By inetworksoftware

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029


I come from interworksoftware.com, We provide cheaper adobe software, so i familiar with software and how to download them. Now, i found Download some software from CNET, the software is very fast and runs on Mac is very smoothly, using so easy.


Haven't found any cons.


the using experience is very perfect, hope more and more people know and use it.

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5 stars

"Effective and light, very easy to use"

October 26, 2014  |  By KuningasmeniRanskaan

 |  Version: Avast Mac Security 2015 10.0.43029


Easy and quick to download and install.
Was able to find quite a bunch of infections (from files I found admit were suspicious) and identify most of them precisely. Deleting the infections was easy.
Warns about unsafe websites.
Doesn't slow my mac down at all and definitely does not crash it.
It's free. That's a big plus.


Scanning took awfully long.
No other cons so far, but I did download this just two days ago.

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Full Specifications

Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date October 22, 2014
Date Added October 22, 2014
Version 10.0.43029
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.38MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Total Downloads 3,366,523
Downloads Last Week 27,589
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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