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How Do I Get avast!® Free Antivirus for Mac®

April 17, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

avast!® free antivirus (beta) on your Mac®.

avast!® is a well-known antivirus application - one of the first free security solutions for home users. This software used to be available only for Windows®-based personal computers, but now, it offers a Mac® version so Apple® users can download and install this free antivirus.

The avast!® Free Antivirus for Mac® edition comes with three security shields that are in operation at all times - File shield, Web shield and Mail shield. It executes on-demand scans for fixed disks and removable drives. In addition, network shares and files can be dragged and dropped onto the avast!® dock icon or in the application window on the bottom-left side for instant scanning. The instructions below explain how to download and install the avast!® free antivirus (beta) on your Mac®.

Download and install avast!® Free Antivirus for Mac®:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the avast!® Free Antivirus for Mac® homepage.
  2. Click on the “DOWNLOAD“ button and save the file on your hard drive.
  3. Close the Internet browser.
  4. Launch the downloaded file.
  5. Drag the avast!® icon onto the application folder.
  6. Launch avast!® in the applications and click on the “Open“ button.
  7. Read the avast!® end user license agreement and click on the “Confirm“ button.
  8. Click on the “Install“ button.
  9. If you are asked to type your account password to allow avast!® to make changes, do it.
  10. Wait until the application installs.
  11. When the process finishes, avast!® free antivirus is launched and your computer is now protected.


Operating Systems Supported

  • Mac® OS X® 10.5.x (Leopard)
  • Mac® OS X® 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac® OS X® 10.7.x (Lion)

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Intel®-based Mac®


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