avast! revolutionizes home security
avast! Free Antivirus is an antivirus that needs no introduction. Praised by many users for protecting their PCs, avast! software offers comprehensive security in a way that's efficient and easy to handle, all backed up by a brand that you can trust.
Everything you need for safeguarding your PC
avast! Free Antivirus provides real-time protection for your computer. It constantly updates its database of virus definitions to ensure you get maximum protection against viruses and spyware. Five different types of scans are available. You’ll get a rapid, meticulous scan which will target removable media and files that you choose, as well as launching a scan when you boot up your computer. The software is also able to scan rootkits at system startup.
avast! Free Antivirus also offers a selection of tools to help you perform various tasks: there's a tool for updating the software on your computer; a tool for cleaning your browser (mainly of toolbars and unwanted extensions); a tool that lets you use it via remote control (to control your PC or your mobile devices remotely and troubleshoot a friend’s computer); and or a tool for creating rescue disks.
A new interface and improved performance
For the 2014 version, avast! Free Antivirus completely revised its installation process (the size of the installation file has also been halved). This ensures quicker, easier and more secure operation.
avast! Free Antivirus has undergone a complete redesign of its interface, resulting in the most important changes since version 5.0: it’s now much clearer and allows easy access to various features and settings from a sidebar. The home page is now customizable and lets you add up to four shortcuts to quickly access the tools you use most often (scan, clean your browser, etc.).
With avast! Free Antivirus 2014, an optimized scan engine means scans are faster. Scanning EXE files is twice as fast, while scans of text content (web pages and scripts) is up to 10 times faster.
The memory usage of avast! Free Antivirus 2014 has been optimized. The software will only load modules in use, thereby reducing the amount of memory used by avast! and leaving more free memory for other, unrelated tasks.
A first rate free antivirus
With a great new interface, enhanced protection and advanced settings, avast! Free Antivirus should be your first choice if you're looking for a free and reliable antivirus.
avast! Free Antivirus 2014's new features
Improvements to the installation process
Performance enhancements (reduction of installation packages, quicker scanning of files, optimized memory usage)
New plugins for browsers
DeepScreen: technology that allows avast! to make better decisions in real time when an unknown file is executed
Hard mode: intended for inexperienced users to lock down their computer more securely
Continuous system update improvements
Improved malware cleaning
Uses enhanced memory Download