Avast Antivirus Download – Free Antivirus Software for Home Use

Avast is an antivirus scanner and cleaner software, it is free for personal and non-commercial use. Free of charge is one of the reasons that Avast is so popular in the world, however, more reasons are that Avast is well designed, generally easy to use and all-around malware detection in a speedy.

The Avast free antivirus (Home edition) is a somewhat scaled-down version of the paid Avast Internet Security, but it is almost the same as paid Avast Pro edition, the difference between Home and Pro edition is that the Pro edition has an innovative feature called SafeZone™ that keeps your accounts private to safely shop or bank online.

Avast 5 Real-time Shields

Image B-1: The Shields of Avast Free Antivirus (version 5.0.677)
Screenshots by Terry | PCDIY.com

Avast provides 7 real-time Shields, including File System, Web, P2P, IM, Network, Script and Behavior. You can turn on all Shields to completely protect your PC, or just turn on the Shields you need to lower impact on PC performance.

Avast Windows Explorer Right-click Menu

Image B-2: Avast Free Antivirus integrates with the Windows Explorer right-click menu

Avast does the real-time protection in the background, but it also integrates with the Windows Explorer, if you want to scan the files manually, just use mouse to select the files and then right click them, a pop-up menu will ask you to scan the files.

The Main Features of Avast Antivirus

  • The user interface design is smooth and good-looking.
  • Automatic online updates of virus definitions. The number of definitions is incremental and has been more than 2.7 million definitions today.
  • Seven real-time protection shields are great.
  • Too many features I cant list all.. So, please try Avast Antivirus by yourself!

Avast Antivirus Download

Software Name Avast! Free Antivirus
Version 6 (2010-04-01)
Author AVAST Software a.s.
Official URL http://www.avast.com/
Type Freeware
Operating System Windows
Language Multilingual (37 languages)
Avast Antivirus Free Download

The direct download links are official, we usually provide the latest version of them, if you need to read more information about other versions of Avast Antivirus, please visit the official Avast Antivirus download page.

Avast Free Antivirus Installation

Installing Avast doesn’t require a reboot and its installation process is easy. Still don’t know how to install Avast Free Antivirus? No worries! Here is a step-by-step installation guide ready for you!

Get an Avast License Key

Tutoral with screenshots: How to get an Avast license key

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2 Responses to “Avast Antivirus Download – Free Antivirus Software for Home Use”
  • Erica Says
  • Is avast the best antivirus software for Windows 7? I’m looking for free antivirus software for Windows 7. Anyway, thanks or this article.

  • 2011-04-24 3:51 am
  • Terry Says
  • Hello, Erica. I am not sure if is Avast the best antivirus program or not, the one thing I am really sure that Avast is very useful, you can give it a try.

  • 2011-04-24 3:56 am
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