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June 12, 2008

Free Avast Antivirus Full Version Download

Avast represents a multi-award winning solution to virus protection, with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in for added security. It is available free for non-commercial, home use and with its fast, automatic updates avast! antivirus is already being used by more than 50 million users worldwide to provide continuous protection against all forms of malicious software (malware).

Some of the few features are

Standard Shield — Real-time protection
Anti-rootkit — Built-in protection
Anti-spyware — Built-in protection
IM shield — Instant Messenger protection
P2P shield — P2P protection
Internet Mail — E-mail protection
Outlook/Exchange — Microsoft Outlook/Exchange protection
Web Shield — HTTP protection (localtransparent proxy)
Script blocker — script checker (Pro version only)
Network Shield — basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as a lightweight Intrusion Detection System
Audible alarms — vocal warnings such as "Caution, a virus has been detected!"
Boot-time scan — through the program interface, a user can schedule a boot-time scan to remove viruses that load during Windows startup and are therefore difficult to remove. A very important feature especially for viruses written to shut-down the virus protection as soon as Windows starts.
Self-Protection — Prevents malware from terminating Avast! processes and damaging Avast! files.
Skinnable — Program is skinnable GUI.

It has won several awards including Review Centre Award 2006 for Best Anti-Virus software and also has a VB100 certification.

GaufireTech gives avast 4.5 /5


  1. Forget the awards. The UI looks confusing, shady and kinda spooky. I suggest everyone AVG over Avast, considering its feasibility of usage and reliability.

    I earlier was running AVG when I came across a similar blog post which made me uninstall AVG and go for Avast. Within no time I realized AVG was far far more better than Avast, thats when I rolled back to AVG...and since then, I've been surfing happily!

  2. Hey i do agree that Avast has got one of the sickest looks that any virus cud have but its online updates are quite good as they are downloaded in packets and fast.
    By the way,u can go for NOD32 or Kaspersky ..they are also good.
    And as you have mentioned AVG, we are coming up with a post on it.
    If you can give us some inputs on that then most welcome.