Avast has always been rated as a top-class antivirus and anti-malware product. Even the free version is exceptionally easy to use, and effective at preventing unwanted malicious software reaching your computer.
In the case of the 2015 version, which is currently getting more than a million downloads a week, the situation remains the same. It's still a great product that's easy to install, and definitely worth considering if your paid-for AV subscription is about to end. Or, more importantly, if you got a new PC for Christmas and it was supplied with AV software that only includes 6 months of updates.
You can download the latest Avast 2015 from https://www.avast.com/index and it's around 5 MB. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, as you might expect.
There's also a useful review of the product at http://www.pcpro.co.uk/software/1000264/avast-free-antivirus-2015-review if you want to know more.
Remember that it's never a good idea to have more than 1 antivirus program installed. So if you're switching to Avast from another product, uninstall the old product and restart your PC first, before installing Avast.
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