avast! Free Antivirus is the latest update to the popular free version of the Avast suite of AntiVirus products.
Avast Anti-Virus is the perfect antivirus solution for those that surf the web and send emails. It's optimized for Internet Explorer 9 [and IE8] with Scriptshield. The team has added new advanced capabilities not normally seen in anti-virus software and exceeds expectations for a free solution and infact for professional paid solutions.
Avast can scan directly from the command line prompt, includes both Antivirus and Anti-spyware, includes a Boot-time scanner and can also scan files in real-time.
Another standard feature is auto-sandbox which the program will automatically send malicious and/or suspicious files.
This newest version sports a brand new interface and was rated by AV-Comparatives.org as a 5.0 for speed, faster than the other top 20 antivirus programs tested, hands down!Compability and license
Avast Antivirus 6 is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. Avast Antivirus 6 18.7.2354 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Avast. This download was signed by AVAST Software and distributed as avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe.
We have tested avast! Antivirus 18.7.2354 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.