Avast Free Antivirus

Avast Free Antivirus 17.5.2302

Platform
Windows
Android
iPhone

A free antivirus program you may use on your computer or mobile device

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 offers protection against malware and viruses without slowing down your computer. You may use it for private use, your mobile device, small business or large business purposes. Instead of processing and analyzing using your computer and processor power, the hard work is done on the cloud instead of on your device.

PROS

  • A lighter program that is more efficient
  • It doesn't slow your computer down as much as previous Avast versions
  • The starter software is completely free
  • Their database is routinely updated to maintain your device security

CONS

  • Learning how to use all the features can be tricky at first
  • Some of the paid features are useless to some people

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