Avast Antivirus

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Avast Antivirus
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Proprietary Avast Internet Security on Windows 10
Proprietary Avast Internet Security on Windows 10
Developer(s) Avast Software
Stable release
18.2.2328 / 1 March 2018; 17 days ago (2018-03-01)[1]
Development status Active
Operating system Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS
Available in 45 languages
Type Security software, antivirus software
License Freeware, proprietary software
Website www.avast.com

Avast Antivirus is a family of internet security applications developed by Avast Software[2] for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. The Avast Antivirus products include free and proprietary versions that provide computer security, browser security, antivirus software, firewall, anti-phishing, anti-spyware and anti-spam among other services.[3]

As of 2017, Avast is the most popular antivirus on the market,[4] and it had the largest share of the market for antivirus applications.[2]


Avast programs are only available to internet-connected devices, and are available in 45 languages. The Avast product range includes the following:[5]

Microsoft Windows products[edit]

  • Avast Free Antivirus – Free for non-commercial and home usage. This product's features include antivirus with antispyware, Avast Passwords, Secure HTTPS scanning, streaming updates, hardened mode, DeepScreen, Home Network Security scanner, Do Not Track, SiteCorrect, antiphishing, anti-malware, Smart Scan, Rescue Disk, and Software Updater (manual), Ransomware Protection. Requires 1-year registration and includes advertisements for other Avast products.
  • Avast Pro Antivirus – For home use. Includes all features of the Free version, with the addition of SafeZone Browser, Secure DNS, and Sandbox. Does not require registration, but does require a license or activation code.
  • Avast Internet Security – Includes all the features of Pro, with the addition of a silent firewall and antispam. Does not need registration, but does require a license or activation code.
  • Avast Premier – Includes all the features of Internet Security, with the addition of a data shredder, an "AccessAnywhere" service, and automatic software updater (for programs such as Google Chrome). Does not require registration, but does require a license or activation code.

macOS products[edit]

  • Avast Free Mac Security – An antivirus solution for Apple Macintosh machines running macOS based on a central virus-scanning daemon; offers three shields, on-demand scanning and WebRep clients which are automatically (optionally) installed to UC Browser, Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Business products[edit]

  • Avast for Business – Free for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It is a cross-platform solution that includes antivirus protection, Web threat scanning and integrated browser protection, and a cloud management console.[6]
  • Endpoint Protection/Protection Plus/Protection Suite/Protection Suite Plus
  • Email Server Security
  • File Server Security
  • Security Suite for Linux

Mobile products for Android[edit]

Antivirus and Anti-Theft (part of Avast mobile Premium)[edit]

  • Avast Mobile Security & Antivirus – Free app for use on Android devices. Includes a virus scanner, virus removal, protector, network meter, app manager, app lock, backup, and a firewall on rooted phones.
  • Avast Mobile Premium – Premium app for use on Android devices. Includes the features found in the free app plus app locking, geo-fencing, remote SMS, data recovery, Anti Theft and identification, and extended backup.

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