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Avast Free Mac Security for Mac

Key Details of Avast Free Mac Security

  • Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware
  • Last updated on 03/26/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
  • Also available on Android, iOS, and Windows

Editors' Review

by   / September 03, 2012

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac is Avast's answer to concerns about how to browse safely. The application is packaged with a brand-new, easy-to-understand graphical user interface, with access to all features available at single click.

The application's onscreen tools are well-organized, and its live graphics enhance the feeling of safety -- you can see that the antivirus software doesn't sleep and is always working to protect you from any viruses circulating on the Web. Avast's free software provides three shields to protect your computer: a file system shield, an e-mail shield, and a Web shield. With all three representing a door to your computer, Avast does a great job of watching these entrances.

However, this comes at a cost, and we don't mean money: as soon as you launch the app, you'll notice a slight drop in your computer's performance, which is due to Avast being at work scanning your entire computer for infected files. Secondly, it affects your browser's performance, as it also scans the pages you attempt to navigate to for viruses through the extensions it installs in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome browsers. We did find its notification feature handy, as it informs the user about its actions, so you'll always know what the software is up to.

Overall, Avast Antivirus for Mac is a nice addition to your Mac toolbox. It's free and very easy to use.

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Editors' Review

by   / September 03, 2012

Avast Free Antivirus for Mac is Avast's answer to concerns about how to browse safely. The application is packaged with a brand-new, easy-to-understand graphical user interface, with access to all features available at single click.

The application's onscreen tools are well-organized, and its live graphics enhance the feeling of safety -- you can see that the antivirus software doesn't sleep and is always working to protect you from any viruses circulating on the Web. Avast's free software provides three shields to protect your computer: a file system shield, an e-mail shield, and a Web shield. With all three representing a door to your computer, Avast does a great job of watching these entrances.

However, this comes at a cost, and we don't mean money: as soon as you launch the app, you'll notice a slight drop in your computer's performance, which is due to Avast being at work scanning your entire computer for infected files. Secondly, it affects your browser's performance, as it also scans the pages you attempt to navigate to for viruses through the extensions it installs in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome browsers. We did find its notification feature handy, as it informs the user about its actions, so you'll always know what the software is up to.

Overall, Avast Antivirus for Mac is a nice addition to your Mac toolbox. It's free and very easy to use.

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User Reviews
  • All Versions

    4.6

    out of 1,639 votes

    • 5 star 1212
    • 4 star 271
    • 3 star 68
    • 2 star 26
    • 1 star 62
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 14.3

  • We've given your antivirus a brand-new look
  • Multiple scans. You can now run multiple custom scans at once
  • We'll now tell you if the Wi-Fi network you're on is safe to use
  • You can now activate your subscriptions by logging in to Avast Account
  • Catalina compatible - We protect you on Apple's newest operating system, too

General

Publisher Avast Software
Publisher web site https://www.avast.com
Release Date March 25, 2020
Date Added March 25, 2020
Version 14.3

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite

Download Information

File Size 27.05MB
File Name avast_security_online.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,046,807
Downloads Last Week 123

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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