avast! for Mac

avast! for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1634 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0b1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,241,971
  • Date Added:
    June 07, 2011
  • File Size:
    6.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,595
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/Intel

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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1634 votes

    • 5 star 1212
    • 4 star 270
    • 3 star 68
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 58
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1 stars

"Blocked almost all internet access"

April 27, 2012  |  By okham

 |  Version: avast! 1.0b1

Pros

None that I saw.

Cons

After installing (OS 10.6.8), I was unable to access almost all internet sites. The "uninstaller" that was included caused my computer to crash repeatedly, and I finally had to resort to brute force deletion.

Summary

Be extremely cautious when installing this software.

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3 stars

"Does the job"

March 27, 2012  |  By cornuttt

 |  Version: avast! 1.0b1

Pros

It does what it's supposed to. But I have only had it a little while

Cons

None yet that I can find. Will see if it's a memory hog or not.

Summary

Don't download here or you will have the same problems mentioned in other reviews about avast blocking internet access. I to encountered this problem. I unistalled it and then downloaded from the avast website and haven't had any problems since then.

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1 stars

"garbage dont waste your time!"

September 02, 2011  |  By turtlebob81

 |  Version: avast! 1.0b1

Pros

none this program didnt work so i removed it as soon as i could

Cons

slowed down my system as soon as installed it. Blocked my internet from working at all. Asks you to install Growl on every start up and it took me a bit of time to figure out how to remove growl completely in the first place!

Summary

I was a big fan of Avast on Windows so i thought i would give the mac version a try. Boy was i pissed that i did that! It disabled me from getting on the internet even though the Mac internet assistant said everything was green and i had access to the internet. It was a pain in the butt to try and remove the program once i didn't work right also. Save yourself a headache and skip this. It also slowed my system down like i had some sort of virus on my computer. I am using a Macbook Pro 2010 with OSX Lion, 8GB of memory.

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4 stars

"Love avast!"

June 28, 2011  |  By Devilmayslip

 |  Version: avast! 1.0b1

Pros

Lightweight doesn't suck your ram at all.Regarding finding any virus i can't tell you as ive made a completely fresh install of my system.I know avast from windows and if it is anything like it then you are on to a winner.

Cons

Extremely irritating and annoying pop ups to install growl everytime i open it please remove it :( four stars for that reason sorry lads.

Summary

I hope they update it on a regular basis and do not leave it to gather dust :)

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5 stars

"LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!"

June 18, 2011  |  By nandosnut

 |  Version: avast! 1.0b1

Pros

It's for Mac, it works and it's FREE!

Cons

None whatsoever.

Summary

I used to use Avast! when I was a PC user and, having graduated to Mac, was concerned to see how little antivirus software was available. I was, therefore, delighted to see this appear and heartily recommend it to all.

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5 stars

"I was looking for a virus utility for my Mac."

June 10, 2011  |  By Patrick Boivin

 |  Version: avast! 1.0b1

Pros

For the little time that I have used it it seems to fit the bill.

Cons

I will be able to give a more comprehensive rating in the future, when I have used it more.

Summary



Updated on Jun 23, 2011

This is an excellent antivirus program

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General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date June 07, 2011
Date Added June 07, 2011
Version 1.0b1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.38MB
File Name avast_free_mac_security_online.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,241,971
Downloads Last Week 32,595
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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