Download Avast! Free Antivirus for Windows

"Avast!" is one of the most popular free antivirus software for Windows and now they have released final build of new 7.0 version which comes with new installer, new UI and many new features and improvements.

The most important part of this new 7.0 version is the support for Windows 8 Developer Preview. So now Windows 8 DP users can also enjoy avast! antivirus.

Main Features:

  • Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
  • Real-time anti-rootkit protection
  • avast! WebRep
  • avast! CommunityIQ
  • Boot-time scanner
  • AutoSandbox
  • Intelligent Scanner
  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • File System Shield
  • Mail Shield
  • Web Shield
  • P2P Shield/IM Shield
  • Network Shield
  • Script Shield
  • Behavior Shield
  • 64-bit support
  • Heuristics engine
  • Code emulator
  • Automatic processing
  • Smart virus definition updates
  • Multi-threaded scanning optimization
  • Wake-up/Scheduled scanning

New Features in 7.0:

  • New installer
  • UI facelift
  • FileRep service (cloud based)
  • Streaming updates
  • Sandbox & Autosandbox improvements
  • Browser protection improvements
  • Remote assistance feature to help your friends with computer troubles
  • Support tool
  • Export/Import settings
  • Screensaver facelift
  • Runs on Win8 Developer Preview
  • Security improvements

If you want to install avast! Free Antivirus in your PC, your system must meet the following requirements:

Operating Systems Supported

  • Windows 8 Developer Preview (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (any Edition excl. Starter Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (incompatible with avast! Account)

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Pentium 3 Processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 200 MB of free hard disk space

This new version can be installed on top of your existing avast installation (6.x).

You can download it using following link:

Download avast! Free Antivirus

Thanks to our readers "Putra Sattvika" and "Michael Hofmann" for the update...

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  • So v7 can run on win8? Is there an win8 gadget, I mean for the new start screen thing.

  • @TheAslan

    You might as well put your computer in a vat of toxic waste if you're using Norton.

  • Nice to know.. the new features are awesome ...

  • The Avast 7 IS not compatible for windows 2000 now. does not start when booting up, and anyway.

  • VG

    ^^ Oh. The official announcement doesnt contain any such information. Thats sad to know it doesnt support Windows 2000.

  • avast 7 final have been released.

  • I viewed the avast website and the newest version is no longer compatible with windows 2000 and the requirements are slightly higher

  • Can this be installed over avast v5.0 and is this the final build\version and not the beta?The reason I ask that is just above the download link in the article says the following:"This beta version can be installed on top of your existing avast installation (6.x)."

  • VG

    ^^ Sorry about that. Now fixed. Its final version. According to avast! team, it should get installed on top of 6.x version but I cant say anything about 5.x version. You'll need to give it a try.

  • Will download and try.

  • Thanks.Will download and try.

  • I'm also a HUGE HUGE fan of AVAST, its soo easy and simple to use as it just runs itself and takes all the worry out of being infected with some evil virus or other. Now AVAST 7 has been released and ive just got it and cant w8 to try it as everyones raving abt the new design. Hope its at least as good as its predesessor.!!! Guess im abt to find out... ;-)..

  • ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! avast in king av

  • After upgrading my avast i am getting this strange message. Also PC running slow little.

  • VG

    ^^ Its a common message by Action Center. You can ignore it or disable it using Action Center settings. It seems Action Center is unable to detect avast! new version in your system.

  • does this av is effective after any of the system gets infected? I found it consumed all the ram and my cpu always goes through usage of 100%, I don't want to format my system.

  • Thank you

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