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Avast Free Antivirus

Version: 20.1.2397

Program available in: English

Program license: Free

Program by: AVAST

Works under:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows 10

Avast is a free antivirus program that offers real-time protection, comprehensive network scans, a password manager, and other amazing security tools.

A single computer virus can bring your life to a grinding halt and have a huge impact on your finances, and that is why every device in your home should have some type of antivirus software. Avast is a robust security app that will provide you with a variety of advanced protection tools, and this piece of software is completely free to use. With this software on your Windows devices, you can rest assured that you are going to have world-class protection.

When you first install Avast, the software will ask you if you want to set the Avast browser as your default browser. That particular piece of software will give you an extra layer of security by hiding your IP address, but you can opt out of it. Once the installation is complete, it will then carry out a comprehensive scan to see if your Windows device has already infected. After that initial scan, you can schedule regular scans as often as you would like.

In addition to the scanning feature, Avast also offers real-time protection tools. When it detects that any private information is being sent or received, it will carry out a scan of the website to see if it is legitimate. This security suite also has a quarantine tool that can catch viruses as they are being downloaded so that they don’t compromise your device.

The Avast team continues to release amazing features for this software, and this security suite is an excellent option for private users who want unparalleled protection.

Pros:

  • Base app is free to use
  • Excellent security features
  • Consistent updates

Cons:

  • Some features require a paid license
  • License can’t be shared between users
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