Avast Free Mac Security Review

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Avast Free Mac Antivirus

Avast Free Mac Security is a noteworthy antivirus for Mac, despite it lacks some functionalities. Avast Mac Security assures excellent malware detection scores in a simple interface, coming second only to the competitor Avira. The malware detection is the Avast Mac Security primary goal: you can run a real-time scan every time you need it but it’s not possible to schedule scans based on your needs. Recurring tasks can be automated, like updates. A quick scan option is also not available.

After every scan, a popup will give you detailed information on what’s going on and you can decide if delete suspicious files immediately or moving them to quarantine inside the Virus Chest window. The antivirus will scan your Mac on three levels: the hard drive, the email client (all IMAP and POP3 clients are supported), and the web browser thanks to the extension for Firefox and Chrome telling you if web pages are safe to visit and who’s tracking you. You’ll be able to block trackers and unsafe search results.

A full Avast Mac Security scan takes longer than most of the Mac antivirus competitors, but during the process you can keep an eye on particular file processed, on the count of files scanned, on which data can’t be processed and on a progress bar. You can access the Avast’s VPN service free trial through the antivirus dashboard: if you aim to secure your internet connection you can give it a chance.

This antivirus asks macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher to work properly. Avast Free Mac Security is free, you can download and install it in a matter of seconds.


Extremely easy to install and use, Avast Free Mac Security is one of the best Mac antiviruses out there. It’s almost perfect in detecting malware and it’s free. It does affect system performance during complete scans and it lacks scheduled scans, but it’s an excellent choice.

Usability: 8.5 /10 Speed: 7 /10 Features: 7 /10 Support: 7.5 /10 Pricing: 10 /10

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One Comment

  1. Avira it's better

    I find Avira for Mac is way better: quick scan and schedule are available. It’s also faster


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