Avast Antivirus

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Avast Antivirus
Avast Software white logo.png
Avast Internet Security screenshot.jpg
Proprietary Avast Internet Security on Windows 10
Developer(s)Avast Software
Development statusActive
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS, Android
Available in45 languages
TypeSecurity software, antivirus software
LicenseFreeware, proprietary software
Websitewww.avast.com

Avast Antivirus is a family of antivirus software and internet security applications developed by Czech technology company Avast Software[1] for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Android. The Avast Antivirus products include free Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Free Mac Security, Mobile Security & Antivirus, and proprietary Avast Internet Security, Avast Pro Antivirus and Avast Premier.[2]

As of 2015, Avast is the most popular antivirus on the market,[3] and it had the largest share of the market for antivirus applications.[1]

Products[edit | edit source]

Avast programs are only available to internet-connected devices, and are available in 45 languages. The Avast product range includes the following:[4]

Microsoft Windows products[edit | edit source]

  • 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). 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.

Mac OS prdoucts[edit | edit source]

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

Business products[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[5]
  • Endpoint Protection/Protection Plus/Protection Suite/Protection Suite Plus
  • Email Server Security
  • File Server Security
  • Security Suite for Linux

Mobile products for Android[edit | edit source]

Antivirus and Anti-Theft[edit | edit source]

  • 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 and identification, and extended backup.
  • Avast Anti-Theft/Anti-Theft Rooted – Locates and tracks lost mobile phones and can control phones remotely via SMS or desktop. Remotely locks or wipes phone memory.

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