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Avast Free Antivirus 20.6.5495


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ProsCons

Easy to use: Avast has four main protection components: File Shield, Behavior Shield, Web Shield, and Mail Shield. If, for example, you use webmail and/or you find that Avast's Web Shield interferes with your web browsing, you can disable both relevant protection layers, while keeping the others active. Now, ordinarily, an antivirus app will keep warning you to turn these features back on. But if you really don't need them enabled, you can tell Avast that you want to ignore those warnings, and it won't bother you about those settings again.

Solid protection: According to independent labs, such as AV-Test and AV-Comparatives, Avast Free isn't quite as sharp as industry leaders like Trend Micro or Bitdefender, but it's arguably the best protection you'll find that comes without a price tag.

Aggressively low pricing: If you do decide to order Avast Pro, you can do so from within the app, and Avast offers a one-year subscription for a reasonable $15, which is about half of its street price. If you change your mind, Avast offers a 60-day trial of Avast Internet Security, which was priced at $20 a year. Pro purports to add enhancements to online banking security and "a test space for checking suspicious apps." This latter function appears to be a sandbox, in which you can open an app and investigate its behavior without risking an infection.

Various extensions for overall protection

Doesn't impede operating system performance

Daily updates

Relatively muted sales pitch: Free antivirus apps have a reputation for being pretty pushy about paying for a subscription, but Avast is on the low-key end of the spectrum (and it has been for a number of years). There are a couple upgrade buttons on the main console, and a number of features (a firewall, URL safety verifier, and "Webcam Shield," among others) that redirect you to an order screen when you click on them, but nothing felt particularly tricky, and the sales pitch doesn't make ironclad claims about what the program can do.

Excellent independent testing scores

Built-in browser protection

Data collection transparency: Avast tells you right off the bat that it wants to gather anonymized usage data, some of which may be used to help fund development, but you can disable this function in the Privacy settings. Though it would be nice if it explained what "certain" information it wanted to gather.

Some settings could use more explanation: Avast's settings menus have a number of icons marked with an exclamation point that you can click on for further details. But the description for CyberCapture doesn't sound substantially different from what a virus scanner already does: It "analyzes unrecognized files, defends and warns you about new threats, and helps keep your system secure." And Hardened Mode is there "to further lock down the security of this computer." But in what way?

Full protection from broken URLs only on Chrome and Firefox

Some bonus features require a separate purchase

Only one license per user

Subscription offers can get confusing: The $15 Avast Pro offer is available via the upgrade buttons on the main console, but it's not an option when you click on one of the features that has a padlock on it. There, you get two different offers: $20 a year for Avast Internet Security or $30 a year for Avast Premiere. But if you, say, click on the padlocked "Sensitive Data Shield" icon, you only see the Avast Internet Security offer, and it has a different list of advertised features.

Whats New (version 20.6.5495)

  • Payment notification - If for any reason your payment fails during an automatic subscription renewal, we'll now let you know on the main dashboard
  • Simplified privacy settings - We've updated our privacy settings to make it easier to manage your privacy
  • Other fixes and improvements - Just the usual bug cleanups and performance tweaks to keep things running smoothly


Full Details
GENERAL
App NameAvast Free Antivirus
SloganStay safe from viruses, malware, spyware, and hackers
PublisherAvast Software
Publisher web sitehttps://www.avast.com
Release DateJuly 30, 2020
Update Last 6 Month2 time(s)
UPDATE
Last Update On2020/08/09
Version20.6.5495
File Nameavast_free_antivirus_setup_online1.exe
File Size223.19KB
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Main OSWindows
Compatible WithWindows 7/8/10
CATEGORY
CategorySecurity Software
SubcategoryAntivirus Software
SEQURITY
VirusTotal Flags1
VirusTotal Scan LinkCheck Scan
DOWNLOAD INFORMATION
Total Downloads421037250
Downloads Last 7 Days2197
PRICE And Limits
PriceFree
License ModelFree
LimitationsNot available

Avast free antivirus is a bundle of security features to protect users and their devices against modern threats. It includes, among other things, anti-phishing software, a system that detects spyware and protects from theft, and a do-not-disturb mode.Enjoy even stronger protection against hackers. the new Home-Network Scanner scans your network for any issues, while Browser Cleanup lets you remove annoying plugins, and SmartScan allows for one-click scanning. For the first time ever, you can protect your home network devices, such as routers and wireless devices, from hacker attacks. This new feature lets you choose who can remotely access your computer and lets you block the rest. (Premium Security users only)
Lightweight, state-of-the-art protection that won’t slow down your PC. Avast Free Antivirus has been redesigned to be easier to use while staying light on your PC. It offers proprietary, cutting-edge CyberCapture technology that finds and stops unknown files, as well as improved Wi-Fi Inspector which can identify even more weak points in your router. It also features SafeZone, the world’s most secure browser, and an enhanced Game Mode which turns off background checks and updates to maximize your gaming experience.

protection

Avast packs a punch with its massive number of features, which is an added benefit when we consider how low-key most of them are. Smart Scans take a mere minute and check your PC for most possible issues. If you’re worried about a particular folder, head to the Virus Scans. You can choose the areas to exclude and scan.

The abilities in the web-filtering sector are available when you enable the Chrome add-on. It will show you which links are dangerous in the search results. Moreover, a Wi-Fi inspector will scan your connection.

Key features :

Introducing Behavior Shield
It doesn’t just check your applications for malware. It now keeps an eye on their behavior to make sure they don’t suddenly go rogue.

Intelligent Antivirus
Detect and block viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing. It uses smart analytics to stop threats before they affect you.

CyberCapture
Automatically send suspicious files for analysis in the cloud, and push a cure to all Avast users if it’s a threat.

Wi-Fi Inspector
Automatically detect weaknesses in your home Wi-Fi and strangers piggybacking on your network.

Browser Cleanup
Remove annoying browser toolbars or extensions, and restore your hijacked search browser.

Software Updater
Easily update your important software to increase the overall security and condition of your PC.

Game or movie time
It renamed Game Mode and taught it some new tricks.

Smart Scan
Find all those cracks which allow malware to slip in, from unsafe settings and passwords to suspicious add-ons and out-of-date program.

Remote Assistance
Remote Assistance lets you help or is helped over the Internet.

Designed for effortless security
Just a click of fresh, new, easy-to-use interface checks everything from your passwords to your home network security.

It scans for security and performance issues and tells you how to fix things instantly. It protects you in real-time by analyzing unknown files before they get to you. So relax: With Avast, you’re running the most trusted antivirus out there. Packed with the largest threat-detection network, machine-learning virus protection, easy password management, and home network security that won’t slow down your Desktop.

Avast has one of the most popular antivirus apps around, due in part to offering a free version, and it’s one that performs respectably. The company acquired its rival AVG in September of 2016, and now both use Avast’s malware scanning engine, but their distinct personalities remain. Here are the highlights of Avast’s latest release.

ser-friendly

Avast offers free antivirus software – all you need to do is enter the website and get it. During the installation process, the program will offer to install Avast Secure Browser and make it your default setting, hiding your IP address. You can opt out.

The larger part of the main window is a grey rectangle where you’ll find a Smart Scan. On the left-hand side, you’ll discover several menus for Privacy, Protection, and Performance.

While there are some quirks in the interface, Avast is a respectable and respectful antivirus app overall, and the paid version is notably budget-friendly. The newest version of the most-trusted security in the world is ready, and it’s completely free. The latest version of the program is evolved to safeguard ever-modernizing threats. You’ll find a Sensitive Data Shield as well, a smart AI that detects private information and increases their level of priority. That’s only the beginning of what this software can do.With the free virus protection that Avast offers, you’ll get supreme performance which lacks from even some paid services. All in all, it’s a definite recommendation.