Avast Free Antivirus Review

avast free antivirus reviewAvast Free Antivirus is one of the few freeware antivirus software, which has consistently appeared in Top 5 and Top 10 lists of several independent research agencies.

The low memory requirements and being a lightweight application makes is just ideal for an average computer user, who is not willing to spend money on purchasing a regular and paid antivirus software.

But being a free antivirus doesn’t make Avast a sub-optimal security software. The level of protection provided and its ability to detect the latest threats is great for a free antivirus package.

What is Special in Avast Free Antivirus

  • SandBoxing: Avast has combined the power of sandboxing to their free version. If you suspect a software or a file to be malicious or infected, then Avast allows you to run it in a sandboxed environment so that it is not able to make any changes to your system.
  • Web Rep: Web Rep is a community driven reputation system, which assigns reputation points to a web link based on the comments and ratings of the community. It thus suggests the users whether a particular web page or a web link may be malicious.
  • Site Blocking: Avast Free version now allows you to block a url based upon your preference.
  • Voice Prompts: Avast Free Antivirus now has the ability to give the alerts to the users in a female voice. Some people may find it irritating as they may prefer their antivirus to perform silently in the background.

Avast Free Antivirus 6 Video Review

Here is a nice video, which elaborates various features of Avast Free Antivirus.