Avast Home Edition

Avast antivirus home edition 4.8 for Windows

ALWIL Avast antivirus has been growing in popularity particularly

The thing that strikes me about this company is that they really care, they don't have to provide compatibility for Windows 95 & 98 ME NT etc.. but they have which I think is honourable.

The pros:


  • User default user interface is simple (see fig.1)
  • Updates are automated as well as scheduled scans
  • Extremely efficient in it's use of resources so much so that it can run on a 486 CPU
  • Linux free version available


The cons:


  • The default user interface has no writing on it's buttons, this could confuse someone if they didn't read the tutorial that is provided after installation.



Great software, great for older computers & Linux users



Score 7/10