Avast Free Antivirus 2017

Avast Free Antivirus 2017

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5 stars

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5(162)

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anti-virus scanner avast! Free Antivirus is a complete anti-virus package, that is is free for registered home non-commercial users. It contains an on-demand scanner with two interfaces (simple for novices and advanced for experienced users), an on-access scanner with Standard Shield (which protects against execution and opening malware programs) and an embedded e-mail scanner which scans incoming and outgoing email messages. avast! Free Antivirus integrates with the Windows Explorer right click menu and also includes a special screen saver which is able to scan your system while your computer is not in use. Updates are incremental and frequently made available for manual or scheduled download. You will download a 30 day demo, if you would like to continue free usage beyond that time, you`ll need to register from the home page to obtain a free activation key by email. Copyright Snapfiles.com

FYI: This program offers to install promotional or third party software. Installation of these components is optional but you should pay attention during setup to avoid installing unwanted software. Read our policy.

Product Details

Publisher AVAST Software (3) Price Free
Version 17.8  history Last updated Nov 10, 2017
File Size 6.04 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars82% 133
4 stars10% 17
3 stars4% 7
2 stars2% 4
1 star0% 1
Based on 162 reviews

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Still a very good product 2 stars by bilou5405517 Dec 11, 2017
Still recommending this. Its light on resources, free, pretty accurate and has, for example, coped with every USB malware my students could throw at me (not that they do it on purpose, just every 80 of the machines in this country are infested including the park in the computer study hall). Lately, Avast seems to have acquired a "new" marketing guy, and the interface has become heavy and a little too slow to load (on an i3 8GB ram laptop). But hey!, who's arguing with the price. The add-ons have multiplied like wildfire as well, and no, I don't need a browser, or a firewall, just a file based protection. I don't install anything but the basic. But my students need more, so even the extras don't bother me. Just turn off what you don't want and pay up if you want the luxury version. Its a better than fair deal. show Review details
It still provides good protection, but ! 3 stars by Belatucadrus Aug 07, 2016 (Read all my 14 reviews)
I've been using avast! for years I used to recommend it when asked without hesitation but recent developments are getting me to consider alternatives. It still works well and provides excellent protection BUT the software is getting more like AdWare by the week with ever increasing pop-ups nagging you to upgrade or buy something else add to that the inclusion of a new browser that it don't want and didn't ask for and the irritations are piling up. show Review details
Best of all of them 5 stars by labman24620 Aug 20, 2015 (Read all my 6 reviews)
I have tried AVG, Panda, and some other antivirus programs...all free. Avast is the best of the bunch. It can be scheduled to run whenever I want it to....usually taking about 37 minutes for a Full Scan. I have it set for 3 times a week, around 2 am. It updates when new definitions are available. I disabled the full browser scan or "lookout", cause it slows down my Firefox and Chrome every time! I use the File System Shield, and Mail Shield. NOT using the browsing Shield....that's what slows it down so much. I had to re-install the program the first time, unchecking the Browsing Shield. show Review details
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