Avast Mac Security (formerly avast! Free Antivirus) 2015 10.0 build 43029

A powerful, comprehensive antivirus solution for Macintosh systems that helps you project your computer from multiple types of security threats
Security and privacy are major concerns when it comes to using a computer and navigating online. avast! Free Antivirus is a security solution designed to protect you against different types of malware attacks.

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 on October 23rd, 2014


last updated on:
October 23rd, 2014, 10:03 GMT
file size:
6.7 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
ALWIL Software
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
binary format:
Intel only
category:
Home \ Antivirus
download hub:
Virus Scanner ( + 5 others )

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softpedia rating

4.0/5

user rating 88

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What's New in version 2015 RC
  • 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)
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Avast Mac Security (formerly avast! Free Antivirus) includes a powerful web shield that allows you to scan the website...

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