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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

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License:
Trial version
Language:
English
OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
7.0.38446 07/03/13
Last month's downloads:
2,113
Size:
80.5 MB
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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X
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Versions of avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0.38446 07/03/13 Trial version English
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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0.37781 04/07/13 Free English
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avast! Antivirus 7.0.37682 04/07/13 Free English
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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac 7.0.37682 04/07/13 Free English
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avast! Antivirus 7.0.37667 04/07/13 Free English
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avast! Antivirus 7.0.37202 04/07/13 Free English
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avast! Antivirus 7.0 04/07/13 Free English
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Only available for 60-day trial.

Review last updated: 08/11/12

Pros
  • Slick and clear interface
  • Excellent track record on Windows
  • Scans Apple Mail attachments
  • Free to use
Cons
  • No support for most major mail clients
  • Requires license unlike Windows version
  • Unstable as still in beta
  • May slow down your Mac

"Avast vs Sophos"

  • 10
  • 10
  • usability9
  • Stability9
  • Installation9
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance8

If Avast free, for MAC is anything like the pc version, it should be great. On my pc, I ran Windows 7, ($$$#0#$$$) used little system resources, and constantly updated itself. Its user interface is excellent, and is easily controllable. The scans are fast, and how it handles an infected file, or suspicious file, is clear, straightforward.

Sophos, on the other hand, I am throwing away. VERY slow on large scans, and NOT clear on what it does. I had found a world clock installed, and it said it was suspicious, but when I asked what it was, had nothing to say. Once deleted, (I think), it was not only NOT in the log, but i found no reference to it's cleaning. The scans take large system resources, and did not stop when I asked it to. I had to restart my machine. It did this each time I started a scan.

I am putting ($$$#0#$$$) on my MAC. I'll be back.

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