Avast Free Antivirus
Avast's antivirus suite is simple to use, and includes a raft of extra privacy tools to keep you safe online
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Avast Free Antivirus, is a fully functioning virus scanner that's so easy to use, it's accessible even to complete novices.
The real-time protection fights viral infections through its multiple protection methods, including email monitoring, protection for exchange platforms, messenger scanners and a notification service. You can set the effectiveness of each of these methods manually, as well as the scanner's overall sensitivity, and the in-built browser cleanup tool lets you remove irritating toolbars and add-ons.
You can check files and folders for viruses manually, but the automatic boot-time scan may be more effective and we recommend setting it to run at least once a week.
Avast expands its virus database regularly, and you'll receive alerts when your software needs updating.
The latest edition of Avast Free Antivirus includes a password manager for managing your logins and generating new secure passwords. It checks the security of your existing passwords, stores them securely and includes browser extensions that make it easier to log into your favorite sites. There's also an improved user interface, virus scanning and home network security.