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Description
Avast can ensure the protection of your computer from viruses and spyware. It has a powerful and advanced detection engine.


Key features

Its well-organized interface shows all the available features in the main window, which allows easy understanding and ease of use. Four scanning modes are available: quick scan, full system scan, removable media scan and select folder to scan. The last one is an in-depth scan of a specified location. If you are in a hurry, select "Quick scan" mode, it only lasts for a few minutes while "Full System" mode needs at least half an hour. Even if you have already installed an anti-virus on your computer, you can install Avast as a second anti-virus software for more safety thanks to compatibility mode. When installing Avast, you can select the components that suit you really. With this new version, no need to wait for a traditional database update, Avast Virus Lab cloud will send each virus signature to you in real-time.

System requirements

Hardware
  • CPU : Pentium 3
  • RAM : 128 MB
  • Free hard disk space : 200 MB


Software :
  • Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista and 7

Pros

Fast scanning process. Light footprint on hardware resources. Automatic updates.

Cons

The boot time scanner is rather long.

See also

Alternative spelling : avast_free_antivirus_setup-10.0.2208.exe, avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe
Latest update on Wednesday January 7, 2015 06:50:46 AM