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NEW!The world's most popular antivirus software... Free!

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      Antivirus with antispyware engine
      Real-time antirootkit protection
      Boot-time scanner
      File System Shield
      Free phone support


avast! Free Antivirus often outperforms our competitors´ paid-for products in independent tests, leading in both security features and scanning speed. In fact, AV-Comparatives.org rated avast! 5.0 the fastest out of 20 antivirus programs!

Having antivirus protection is critical and, fortunately, easier than ever. Download now and in just a few minutes you’ll be enjoying the peace of mind that comes from having the best and fastest online protection available.

Antivirus and anti-spyware engine 

  • Innovative scanning engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents.

Real-time anti-rootkit protection

  • Prevents stealth malware (‘rootkits’) that, when loaded by the computer’s OS, are invisible to ordinary scanners.

avast! WebRep 

  • Provides website reliability and reputation ratings according to community-provided feedback.

avast! CommunityIQ

  • Our technology uses a global network of sensors to provide us with data taken (anonymously) from the actual web-browsing experiences of an opt-in group of avast! users. This info is then used to protect all avast! users with the most up-to-date information on viruses and infected websites.
  • Because of avast! CommunityIQ, avast! has discovered 62,887 infected websites and protected 30,313,864 people from visiting them in the last 30 days.

Boot-time scanner 

  • Scans your computer for infections before the OS can start to activate any viruses beneath it (now applies to Windows 7 and Windows Vista).

AutoSandbox 

  • Prompts users to run suspicious applications in the virtual Sandbox environment.

Intelligent Scanner

  • Reduces the number of required file scans up to 80% through a white list of safe applications. Files identified as safe are not rescanned unless they change.

Silent/Gaming Mode

  • Automatically detects full-screen applications and disables pop-ups and other notifications without compromising security.

Green computing

  • Leaves a minimal “footprint” due to its efficient and effective technology.

File System Shield

  • Real-time scanning of opened/executed files.

Mail Shield

  • Scans all incoming/outgoing email for malware (a special plug-in is used for MS Outlook).

Web Shield 

  • Scans all visited web pages, downloaded files, and java scripts. Thanks to the intelligent stream scanning feature, the Web Shield doesn't slow your web browsing.

P2P Shield/IM Shield

  • Checks files downloaded via P2P programs and while using IM or “chat” programs.

Network Shield

  • Protects against network-based viruses with two main components: a URL blocker for malicious URLs, and a lightweight intrusion-detection system.

Script Shield 

  • Detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and potentially damaging your computer.

Behavior Shield 

  • Stops ‘zero-day’ threats and unknown malware before virus definitions have been obtained.

64-bit support 

  • Supports the 64-bit architecture platforms of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Heuristics engine

  • Proactively finds malware undetectable with normal definitions and virus signatures.

Code emulator

  • Uses dynamic translation (a method much faster than traditional emulation) for both generic unpacking and within the heuristics engine.

Automatic processing

  • Infected files are processed automatically, without requiring user instructions.

Smart virus definition updates

  • Incremental updating minimizes the size of regular update files.

Fast application of updates

  • New format for the virus definition file means faster updates and reduces demand on CPU/memory, for uninterrupted computing.

Multi-threaded scanning optimization

  • Allows the splitting of large files between cores, which accelerates the scanning process on new multi-core CPUs and makes avast! run even faster.

Wake-up/Scheduled scanning

  • Schedule scanning at night or whenever you don’t need to use your PC.

Operating Systems Supported

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista (any Edition excl. Starter Edition)
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher)

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Processor Pentium 3
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 200 MB of free hard disk space

Please note that avast! Free Antivirus runs only on PCs with Windows XP and newer. Older Windows operating systems (Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000) are not supported.

Please also note that avast! will not run properly if you have other antivirus software on your PC.


 



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