Key Details of Avast Free Security

  • Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware
  • Last updated on 02/07/24
  • There have been 3 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 staff
Free security for your Mac

You may think Macs are immune to viruses, and your Mac will never get affected by malware. Unfortunately, that is a myth and is not true, Macs can get viruses too. Avast Free Security for Mac is a strong guard against the many dangers that threaten computer users today. It goes beyond what the built-in security on a Mac can do, adding an extra layer of safety that’s both wide-ranging and easy to use. 

The software's design is clean and simple. Most antivirus software has a similar interface, and Avast is no exception. You will find everything right under your hands. Users can adjust the settings to fit their needs, allowing for a tailored security experience. Avast is a popular software, as you may know, because it has a lot of useful features. It blocks harmful software as soon as it appears, checks your whole Mac for hidden threats, and can even scan devices like USBs that you connect to your Mac.

 It updates automatically to fight off new threats and offers special shields for safe web browsing and email use. It's free to download and use, but there's also a premium version with extra features for even better protection against Wi-Fi intruders and ransomware attacks. This means it not only stops hackers from stealing your information but also keeps your most personal files safe from being locked or changed by ransomware. It has features like real-time protection, thorough malware checks, and tools for safe web browsing and email. It even scans your Wi-Fi network and provides regular security updates. 

With its easy-to-use interface and powerful security tools, Avast Free Security for Mac is a must-have for Mac users. For those looking for even more security, the premium version offers advanced protection against more sophisticated threats like Wi-Fi hacking and ransomware.

Bottom Line

Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware. This program can find and stop many kinds of harmful software like viruses and spyware. It works with different types of files because it focuses on stopping bad software. The program is easy to use, with a simple layout that makes it easy to find and use its features. It has a one-click scan and easy-to-read reports. Made just for Mac computers, it works well with them and protects against threats meant for Macs and also those that could affect Windows computers. This is a good choice if you need strong, free protection for your Mac. It's especially good for keeping safe online, protecting your emails, and securing your Wi-Fi network. 

What's new in version 15.7.5

  • RealSite: Improved behavior on macOS Sonoma to fix issues reported with Ethernet connections.
  • SecurityFix: Updated cURL library to mitigated discovered CVE although we were not using affected features.

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Full Specifications

February 7, 2024
Latest update
June 4, 2024
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Catalina | macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra | OS X El Capitan | OS X Yosemite
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Developer's Description

Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware.
Avast Security for Mac is a free, lightweight security app that protects in real-time against malware, unsafe websites, dangerous downloads, malicious email attachments, and infected external drives. Detect viruses, spyware, Trojans, and other forms of malware in real-time. And stay protected against dangerous downloads, malicious email attachments, and infected external drives.Our optional browser add-on fortifies your online security and privacy by alerting you to unsafe websites and blocking web trackers that spy on your browsing habits. Expose weaknesses in your router and connected devices to stop neighbors from piggybacking off your network and criminals from hacking your devices. Avoid interruptions by scheduling scans for when you're sleeping or away from your Mac. Security updates and new features arrive automatically, so you never need to manually update your software. As long as you're connected to the Internet, you'll always have the latest protection.