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Download Avast 5 Free Antivirus (Beta)

Today Avast has released the beta version of their upcoming Avast 5 Free Antivirus software for testing purpose only. The full version is expected to hit in October, there is no word if it will be released before or after Windows 7 launch.

Update: Avast 5 has been released and can be downloaded here.

avast 5 free antivirus

There are quite some noticeable changes, the whole interface has been revamped and now makes navigation much more easier. Apart from the default Virus scanning feature, it contains Real-Time Shields, which are, File Shield, Mail Shield, Web Shield, P2P Shield, IM Shield, Network Shield, and Behavior Shield.

avast 5 free antivirus real-time shields

There are few useful scan options by default that allows users to quickly start a virus scan, they are Quick Scan, Full System Scan, Removable Media Scan, and Select Folder to Scan. And if this is not enough, there is also an option to create a custom scan.

avast 5 free antivirus scan

If you are looking for a new antivirus software to replace your existing antivirus, then the time for Avast 5 Free Antivirus is not ripe yet. You will have to wait till October for the full version, in the meanwhile you can stick with your existing antivirus.

Note: This is the beta software which means that it is available for those only users who would like to test it out. It does not provide full protection because the virus definition updates are not up-to-date in this beta version.

Download Avast 5 Free Antivirus

It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003/2008, and Windows 7. Enjoy!

via Downloadsquad

39 Comments

  1. please i need avast antivirus,my norton security is already expired,and i think my laptop is already had virus because its always stock..and the processing is very low….

  2. to tell u the truth i hav used Avira antivirus, kaspersky, McCafee, bitdefender,bullguard,nod32 and a lot more before none of them work perfectly but avast its aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! (awesome!!)!!

  3. hi

    I have one windows server 2003 pc , i want free avast aunti virus for my pc so plz send me proper hint for that think.

    thanks
    Rahul

  4. avast5 that is very good antivirus and providing good internet security…………………
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  5. I have used norton and eset and both proved no match for Avast.i’m currently using Avast5 and it don’t miss a thing.

  6. Got a couple of questions. When free-Avast5 first installed and did its initial full system scan, got the message “some files could not be scanned.” When I looked up these files they were avast definition files. Well, I wrote them down and tried to search computer with internet explorer so that I might manually scan them and found that the files had changed slightly. There was this 8 digit number after defs——– and it was a completely different number. Did Avast change this? And the mail shield doesn't always stay on at startup. Sometimes have to turn it back on. Is this something that should be a concern? Other than that, LOVE it! Thank you.

  7. well, to be honest. i've been using norton,kaspersky,bitdefender,bullguard,nod32 and a lot more before. but virus still infected my laptop. but since year 2007 i discovered avast pro, even 1 single bit of virus, never penetrate my laptop tell now. and the performance of my computer still same. excellent! now i'm using avast 5 beta and it works more great with window 7 ultimate.

  8. well, to be honest. i've been using norton,kaspersky,bitdefender,bullguard,nod32 and a lot more before. but virus still infected my laptop. but since year 2007 i discovered avast pro, even 1 single bit of virus, never penetrate my laptop tell now. and the performance of my computer still same. excellent! now i'm using avast 5 beta and it works more great with window 7 ultimate.

  9. well, to be honest. i've been using norton,kaspersky,bitdefender,bullguard,nod32 and a lot more before. but virus still infected my laptop. but since year 2007 i discovered avast pro, even 1 single bit of virus, never penetrate my laptop tell now. and the performance of my computer still same. excellent! now i'm using avast 5 beta and it works more great with window 7 ultimate.

  10. Fuck you with bitdefender kaspersky 2010 is the best with windows 7 they work the effectively and im curious for avast5 how will it secure my computer 😉

  11. well.. if you’re looking for sth more than the usual protection.. i recommend you the 2010 bitdefender products. i’ve tested total security on w7.. and they work really well together. and i especially like the IM encryption feature..
    good luck and stay protected!

    • well, to be honest. i’ve been using norton,kaspersky,bitdefender,bullguard,nod32 and a lot more before. but virus still infected my laptop. but since year 2007 i discovered avast pro, even 1 single bit of virus, never penetrate my laptop tell now.

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