We ware pessimistic at first, we doubted any free product could compete with the commercial products but much to my surprise it is fabulous compared to the big M. Like other reviewers it found Trojans the big guy did not. It does not suck the life out of a PC, nor does it delay start up by a half hour with no way to stop the AV process's scanning memory, boot sectors and the like. Big Fee are you listening? We have it installed on the 3 kids PC's plus my wife's. We like the user interface. We don't like the code updates as they pop up annoying messages but for free, this really is a good product. No excuse for not having an AV running, especially this one. If you need an Anti Virus product, get this.
Avast! includes standard resident protection, P2P and IM shields, network shield (against worms etc.), web shield (HTTP traffic monitoring), automatic updates, virus chest and virus cleaner
Avast! Free Antivirus is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home PC and non-commercial use.
License type Freeware1
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Date added 10 May 2013
File size 39.73 MB (lt; 6min @ 1Mbps)
Supported languages English,nbsp; Finnish,nbsp; Swedish
Operating systems Vista / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP1nbsp;