Avast Free Antivirus

A Unified Approach To Computer Security

  • Malware Scanner


  • Internet Security


  • Email Scanner


  • On-demand Scanner


  • Firewall Controls


  • Parental Controls


  • Virus Database


  • Version


  • Type

    Personal, Non-commercial

  • Publisher

    AVAST Software

  • OS Compatibility

    Windows 7/ 8/ Vista/ XP

  • File Size

    92.98 MB

  • Price


Avast Free Antivirus keeps your computer safe by using the power of the community—streaming, real-time virus database updates make sure you’re always protected from the latest malicious threats.

Employing a similar technique seen in other antivirus software products, Avast Free Antivirus connects to the AVAST Virus Lab Cloud, rather than waiting for a traditional database update.

New to this year’s version of Avast Free Antivirus is also the File Reputation System, which lets you know whether a file is safe before you open it. How is this different than before? Again, it relies on the power of the cloud to see how many people have the file and how new the file is.

The File Reputation System is also used internally, to help the scanning engine make more intelligent decisions regarding your computer’s safety.

Avast’s AutoSandbox feature also makes an appearance—in a new & improved form. Suspicious programs are now automatically placed inside the Sandbox and scanned. A comprehensive report is then generated, as well as a recommendation on how to treat the file in the future.

Unfortunately, Avast Free Antivirus does not offer firewall protection, leaving you vulnerable to online hackers and other cyber criminals. The upgrade version of Avast Internet Security does provide that, if you’re willing to pay.

While Avast Free Antivirus has made many improvements in usability and computer system resources used, it is hard to overlook the vulnerability online.

However, Avast Free Antivirus is great product if you’re looking for a robust scanner that allows you to test files and browsers in a virtual environment.

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