Security Software Antivirus Software avast! Free Antivirus

avast! Free Antivirus 17.6.3625 for Windows

by AVAST Software s.r.o.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (1,625 votes)

File Details

File Size 270.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 138,299
Publisher AVAST Software s.r.o.
Homepage avast!
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

avast! is an antivirus set that is able to detect the presence of viruses in computers. It has a powerful antivirus kernal that has a boot-time scan, improved resident protection, heuristic analysis for email, and a script blocker. The program works great as a on-demand and/or resident virus scanner. The skinable interface is easy to use for any user.

Latest Reviews

grinch89

grinch89 reviewed v17.5.2303 on Jul 19, 2017

Have tried it on several occasions, same story works for a bit then screws up. No more trials, end of story.

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v17.4.2294 on May 4, 2017

This software is dangerous. Don't use it!!!

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v12.4.2281 Beta on Nov 8, 2016

What a load of crap, adware at every turn, and just to think, along with Ad Aware, and SpyBot, Avast! was at one time a pioneer in alternative (meaning free) AV. Now it's all about the money.

tim_tester

tim_tester reviewed v12.4.2281 Beta on Nov 5, 2016

over bloated will bring your pc to a crawl

johnusa

johnusa reviewed v12.3.3154.0 on Aug 19, 2016

BetaNews, could you also please put a link for the full off-line version?
Thank you.
This is possiby the best and top-rated FREE anti virus software.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v12.2.2276 on Aug 1, 2016

Had a problem installing this on my windows 10 system, even after granting it elevated firewall permission, the avast service froze, and the avast repair module was useless.

minklein

minklein reviewed v12.1.2272 on Jun 23, 2016

I can find no fault with Avast. I am running Win10 and it has performed perfectly. The logo in the tray flashes when it is scanning, checks Email scans at boot, web pages, I like it better than the stock Win Defender.

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.1.2272 on Jun 21, 2016

PC mag is bought and paid for want to see real test ?
http://www.av-comparatives.org/detection-test/

johnusa

johnusa reviewed v12.1.2272 on Jun 21, 2016

This is the top rated free AV according to PC Magazine.
Correction:
The actual version of this newly released program today is 12.1.2276 not 72 as it is mentioned here.

Matthewsadmin

Matthewsadmin reviewed v2016 11.1.2253 on Feb 11, 2016

previously i am used Avast and I messed up with so many issues in my PC. It started suspecting normal files as virus. So i uninstalled avast and went to Comodo Free Antivirus and it seems to be good.
https://antivirus.comodo...load-free-antivirus.php

Avg. Rating 4.1 (1,625 votes)
Your Rating
grinch89

grinch89 reviewed v17.5.2303 on Jul 19, 2017

Pros: Installs easy enough, when it works it seems efficient enough.

Cons: Bloated, works for a while then starts to misbehave, service not running, shields turned off, restarting it works for a bit then starts all over again.

Bottom Line: Have tried it on several occasions, same story works for a bit then screws up. No more trials, end of story.

Picasso

Picasso reviewed v17.4.2294 on May 4, 2017

This software is dangerous. Don't use it!!!

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v12.4.2281 Beta on Nov 8, 2016

What a load of crap, adware at every turn, and just to think, along with Ad Aware, and SpyBot, Avast! was at one time a pioneer in alternative (meaning free) AV. Now it's all about the money.

tim_tester

tim_tester reviewed v12.4.2281 Beta on Nov 5, 2016

over bloated will bring your pc to a crawl

johnusa

johnusa reviewed v12.3.3154.0 on Aug 19, 2016

BetaNews, could you also please put a link for the full off-line version?
Thank you.
This is possiby the best and top-rated FREE anti virus software.

Lsavagejt

Lsavagejt reviewed v12.2.2276 on Aug 1, 2016

Had a problem installing this on my windows 10 system, even after granting it elevated firewall permission, the avast service froze, and the avast repair module was useless.

minklein

minklein reviewed v12.1.2272 on Jun 23, 2016

I can find no fault with Avast. I am running Win10 and it has performed perfectly. The logo in the tray flashes when it is scanning, checks Email scans at boot, web pages, I like it better than the stock Win Defender.

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.1.2272 on Jun 21, 2016

PC mag is bought and paid for want to see real test ?
http://www.av-comparatives.org/detection-test/

johnusa

johnusa reviewed v12.1.2272 on Jun 21, 2016

This is the top rated free AV according to PC Magazine.
Correction:
The actual version of this newly released program today is 12.1.2276 not 72 as it is mentioned here.

Matthewsadmin

Matthewsadmin reviewed v2016 11.1.2253 on Feb 11, 2016

previously i am used Avast and I messed up with so many issues in my PC. It started suspecting normal files as virus. So i uninstalled avast and went to Comodo Free Antivirus and it seems to be good.
https://antivirus.comodo...load-free-antivirus.php

eduardoeltortuga

eduardoeltortuga reviewed v11.1.2245 on Dec 18, 2015

This software used to be better. Too many false positives and no support unless you pay. Fresh installs of Wordpress are blocked because of HTML:Script-inf. Then Avasts asks to upgrade for more protection.

krgood

krgood reviewed v11.1.2245 on Dec 4, 2015

Installed the free version on win10 and it bricked my system. I was not able to determine what went wrong, but my advice is to stay away from this product...I had to cold install to recover...

Betachecker

Betachecker reviewed v11.1.2245 on Dec 3, 2015

After many years using Avast, now I'm on Panda that seems lighter

TC17

TC17 reviewed v2015.10.3.2223 on Jul 20, 2015

It gets a 1 star because it wouldn't let me go to a jailbreak link I know is fine, then I uninstalled Avast, it tells me to reboot to finish uninstalling, only for Windows 8 to refuse to boot up again due to a missing file.

Now I get to spend hours reinstalling Windows and everything and lost data over it. Thanks Avast... not.

I should add, if you check the av comparative website, Avast has far more false positives than any of the other software they test.... much higher, not just a few files difference.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2015.10.3.2223 on Jul 13, 2015

I agree lots of problems... I also went to comodo

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