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Avast Free Antivirus

Stay safe from viruses, malware, spyware, and hackers.

4 stars Editors' rating on 4 Nov 2015
4.5 stars Users' rating out of 27446 reviews
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Avast to buy AVG in $1.3B antivirus acquisition

The goal: get bigger to get tougher on malware, with your devices acting as "de facto sensors."

By 7 July 2016

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How to tell if your Android phone has the HummingBad malware

HummingBad is bad news. Luckily you can find out if you're affected and do something about it.

By 6 July 2016

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Avast support forum hack snags usernames, passwords

The security company has taken down its support forum following a hack that compromised usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords.

By 27 May 2014

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Avast 8 fixes browsers, out-of-date apps

The latest version of the popular free security suite Avast takes aim squarely at fixing your surreptitiously-altered browser, and making sure your Windows software is up-to-date.

By 16 October 2013

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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By 20 January 2015

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New Avast features roll out to fan legions

A new interface optimized for Windows 8 makes it easier to get at the interesting new features in Avast 8, which include a file shredder, browser cleaner, and software update tool.

By 28 February 2013

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New interface, features capstone Avast 8 (pictures)

Check out Avast's new look and new features, which include a file shredder, browser cleaner, and software update tool.

6 Images By 28 February 2013

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Avast Antivirus 4.7 Home Edition

Avast Antivirus 4.7 Home edition works fairly well for a free antivirus protection.

By 3 May 2007

3 stars Editors' rating 3 May 2007

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Avast Antivirus 4.7 Professional Edition

Avast Antivirus 4.7 Professional edition is OK but doesn't include some security features found in other antivirus products on the market today.

By 3 May 2007

3 stars Editors' rating 3 May 2007

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Avast's virus lab relies on robust community

Avast has more active home users than any other security suite in the world. About 130 million people claim the Prague-based company as their preferred antivirus vendor, so CNET editor Seth Rosenblatt visited their headquarters to find out what makes them so trusted.

By 27 June 2011