Avast Free Antivirus 12.3.2279

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Language:
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Latest version:
12.3.2279
Last month's downloads:
138,342
Size:
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Avast Free Antivirus is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

You'll also need:

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Framework: Internet Explorer 4.0.
Registration: Free registration: Publisher's website
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  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Argentinean
  • Catalan
  • Chinese Simp
  • Chinese Trad
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
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  • Finnish
  • Gallego
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  • Japanese
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Versions of Avast Free Antivirus

All versions of Avast Free Antivirus
Version License Language O.S.
Avast Free Antivirus 12.3.2279 18/08/16 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2225 23/09/15 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.3.2223 30/07/15 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 2015.10.2.2218.942 30/07/15 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
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Apps & Games content ratings on Softonic

Content ratings help you understand the type of content you might find in an app or game, so you can decide if they are suitable for you and your family.

What do the ratings actually tell me?

Content ratings describe the minimum age we feel the content is suitable for. It does not indicate that the app was specifically designed for that particular age, or if a certain level of skill is required to play the game or use the app.

Where can I find the content ratings?

You will find the content ratings on every app or game page.

Why are some apps or games unrated?

If an app or game does not have a rating, it means that it has not yet been rated, or it’s been rated and we’re working to update the page.

Rating Systems

Softonic uses the rating systems by PEGI and ESRB. The ratings you see may vary by country or region.

One of the best antiviruses for Windows

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Pros
  • Free and staying free!
  • Modern design scheme and feel
  • Strong suite of tools
  • Built in super-safe browser
Cons
  • Slowly becoming more sales-y
  • Install size getting larger

Avast Free Antivirus

Lightweight, state-of-the-art protection that won’t slow down your PC. Avast Free Antivirus, rated as ‘excellent’ by PC Magazine’s editors in a best of its category comparison, now runs a significant portion of its analysis in the Cloud instead of on your PC. It offers proprietary, cutting-edge CyberCapture technology that identifies and stops unknown files, as well as improved Home Network Security, which identifies even more weak points in your router. It also features the world’s most secure browser®, so you can shop, browse, or bank safe from hackers and online ads.

New! CyberCapture

This proprietary, cutting-edge technology detects and captures unknown files to keep you one step ahead of cyber threats as they evolve. Potentially dangerous files are sent to the Avast Threat Labs for real-time analysis by our experts — and quarantined if dangerous to keep you safe.

Improved! Home Network Security

Even better protection for all the devices on your home network. The Avast Nitro update detects even more router vulnerabilities than before, so you can keep your Wi-Fi cameras, connected TVs, printers, network drives, and routers fully secured.

Avast Passwords

It's time to get over bad habits like storing passwords on your browser or reusing the same one over and over again. Avast’s new password manager creates a safe, convenient space to store your passwords, which you can access with one master password.

 

Unique! 230 million users
As the antivirus of choice for 230 million users around the world, we find malware fast and respond even faster — no matter where it starts. By combining massive data engines running AI software with some of the smartest virus spotters in the world, we constantly double- and triple-check the latest threats to keep you safe.

 

New! SafeZone browser

Designed to make browsing safer and more convenient, SafeZone is the world’s most secure browser®. Bank Mode makes sure you shop and bank in total privacy, Ad Blocker keeps annoying ads at bay, and Video Downloader lets you watch your favorite videos offline -- whenever you want.

"Avast has corrupted Windows 8 files during OS update. No trust anymore"

Avast has corrupted some of my Windows 8 files during Windows update process. As a result Windows started to show registration request watermark and I obviously couldn't register an already registered copy. I am professional systems administrator and had to spent 3 days to try all possible ways to fix it and had to re-install the OS at the end. As a result I've switched to native Windows Defender. I believe its protection is a bit lower then the avast's one (while Avast itself doesn't find some viruses Avira does) but I choose stability and integrity over extra 5-10% of protection. It's a first time Avast did that to me after 5 years of usage but it's a critical case so bye-bye Avast.

Pros
  • decent though not perfect protection level
Cons
  • poor OS integration caused huge trouble, performance could be better
  • Protection could be better - tested Avira and it has found some viruses Avast didn't detect

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