Avast Mac Security (formerly avast! Free Antivirus) 2015 10.0 build 43029
The latest Mac OS X security tools are designed to help you limit the threat by installing only apps that have been downloaded via the App Store, and more, only the ones that have been signed by identified developers.
However, not all Mac software is included in the Apple store so, if you want to explore outside the limits, having a reliable security solution is essential.
Unobtrusive yet easily accessible anti-malware solution with a streamlined installation process
avast! Free Antivirus comes with its own installer which makes the installation extremely straightforward. Moreover, the archive also includes an uninstalling utility which should be used if you want to properly remove the antivirus (can also be activated via the avast! Free Antivirus main menu).
avast! Free Antivirus will place a menu in your status bar (it can be disabled via the Preferences) in order to provide quick access to its main window, to the Preferences, to the Shield Statistics or to your latest notifications.
On demand scans and different types of shields
By default, avast! Free Antivirus comes with the File System, Mail, and Web shields enabled, but you can easily disable or customize their behavior.
At the same time, the avast! Free Antivirus installer places extensions in your Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. You can uninstall them, but the components are required if you want avast! Free Antivirus to protect you against phishing and malware websites.
Of course, avast! Free Antivirus is also able to perform various types of scans in order to detect viruses: Full System Scan, Removable Volumes Scan, Home Scan or Custom Scan. Last but not least, avast! Free Antivirus can displays update notifications, warnings, alerts, or info panels.
Forthright and powerful security solution for the Mac
avast! Free Antivirus provides simple yet effective solutions for making sure that you are always protected against malware and online threats. Besides the classic system scans designed to detect malware that has already found its way to your Mac, avast! Free Antivirus also provides File System, Mail and Web shields that should keep you safe from most threats.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on October 23rd, 2014
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- Completely new preferences that fit into the program GUI style
- Polished GUI with some functional improvements (e.g. on demand scan exclusions)
- Configurable updates
- Complete integration with Avast account (My Devices)
Application descriptionAvast Mac Security (formerly avast! Free Antivirus) includes a powerful web shield that allows you to scan the website...