Avast Free Antivirus
The only antivirus with a fully customizable installer and selection of user preference components.
Pros & Cons:
- Extremely light on the system with a modern and clean UI
- The only antivirus with a fully customizable installer, selection of user preference components
- Works best in hardened or lock-down mode, which blocks all unknown programs (medium-expert users only)
- Top notch detection capability, many secondary components to offer variety to a wholesome software
- Excellent malicious URL blocking, network protection, outdated software checking, integrated password manager, and comes with a rescue disk.
- Deep screen technology that includes Sandbox and Safe machine components for protection
- Bloated default setup, some ads and pop'ups
- Account creation for further protection after a month
- Lack of an anti-ransomware module, and Deepscreen disabled by default
- Cloud reputation, Malware signatures and HIPS module needs improvement
- Offers Google Chrome and various bloated secondary components during install [Choose custom install]
Avast Free Antivirus was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 11.1.