Avast anti virus

Installing Avast Free Antivirus

Applies to Avast Free Antivirus (show details)


  • Avast Free Antivirus 19.x

Operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

Avast Free Antivirus is an essential security software that prevents viruses, spyware, and other malicious threats from infecting your PC.

Install Avast Free Antivirus

Your preferred setup mode:

  1. Log into Windows as a user with administrator permissions and ensure no other application or antivirus software is running on your PC.
  2. Click the button below to download the Avast Free Antivirus setup file, and save it in a familiar location on your PC (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder).
  3. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  4. If prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue on older versions of Windows).
  5. To change the default setup language, click the current language at the top-right corner of the screen. Then click Install to proceed with default installation.
  6. Wait while setup installs Avast Free Antivirus on your PC.
  7. Click Continue on the screen below the message You're protected.
  8. Review the Avast Privacy Policy and click Continue.
  9. If prompted to protect your mobile device, use the relevant options according to your preference, or click the X icon to close the screen.
  10. Avast Free Antivirus is now installed on your PC and ready to use, but some components may not fully function until you restart your PC. The Avast user interface is accessible via the Avast system tray icon on your Windows taskbar or the Avast Free Antivirus icon on your desktop.

  11. It is no longer necessary to register your Avast Free Antivirus as your initial free license automatically activates after installation. For more information, refer to the following article:


If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements and your Windows is up to date.
Minimum system requirements:
  • Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)
  • 1 GB RAM or above
  • 2 GB free space on the hard disk
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain program updates and antivirus database
  • Optimally standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels
  1. Check that the downloaded setup file is not corrupted. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  2. Uninstall all your previous antivirus software from your PC. For instructions, refer to the following articles:
  3. Restart your PC, and try again to install Avast Free Antivirus by following the instructions in this article.
  4. If the issue persists, contact Avast Support and provide your setup log file. For instructions, refer to the following article:

Avast Free

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Avast Free Partner Program

Avast Free

Avast Free

Avast is a big name among the best antivirus software. Avast has updated the antivirus each year since its inception. This 2019 version of the security suite comes with extra goodies,and also contains an intrusive browser extensions that come with an install. Avast Security isn’t just an antivirus. It’s a security suite for using the internet, downloading files and keeping passwords safe. We like its approach to the antivirus suite, granting features to all users, instead of hiding some behind a paywall. You can also monitor your memory and the CPU usage of your machine and Avast.

Avast Free power of two

It includes a password manager called Identity Safe that you can configure in the UI. It stores passwords, addresses, credit cards and notes with a tagging system to organize your entries. You can import passwords, as well, using a .csv file. Avast uses a toolbar for web monitoring. In Chrome, it’s an extension that’ll open the toolbar when you click on it. It’s unsightly, to say the least, but you can close it without losing protection.

Grab the Avast Free Connected advantage

Our favorite feature comes from the “performance” tab in the UI. It’s a tune-up section for your machine where you can optimize hard drives, clean temporary files and manage your startup applications. At the top of the interface, you can view your report card. Avast will show everything it’s deleted, deterred or warned you about. It’s not necessary to protection, but it is a nice way to show your money is being put to good use.

Keep your customers safe and your business growing

If you’re using a multi-device plan, you can download Avast Studio. It’s a Windows-only application that gives you an overview of all your devices and their current statuses. Premium users can configure parental controls here, as well. Even when files are removed from the recycling bin, the data stays written on the drive until it’s overwritten. We’d like to see Avast provide a way to delete this data forever. Under each heading, you can scroll up and down through the information, and there is a button beneath the scroll box for adding an application rule.

Avast Free partner ecosystem

The Standard plan comes with bare-bones antivirus protection for a single device. As its mentioned, these sorts of plans do well with the current tech market. It’s not just a single computer, but rather a single device out of all you own. Deluxe is a better value. Five devices should be enough to cover your computer, laptop, phone and tablet with an extra, wild card slot. It also comes with a web portal to manage your devices. The same advice applies to the “manage intrusion rules” and “manage networks” buttons. There is a “reset to defaults” button at the bottom of the scrolling section to get you out of trouble if you decide to experiment!

Intel Avast Free Partner Program Ecosystem
Program Category Resell Technology
Partner Type

Partner Level
Solution Provider


Value Added
  • Global Alliance
  • AVG Activate Innovation Alliance
  • Embedded & OEM
  • Global System Integrator
Managed Services Specialization Yes Yes Yes    
Service Delivery Specialization* Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Support Provider Specialization** Yes        
Partnership Benefits
  • Business Enablement
  • Profitability Programs
  • Sales Support
  • Enablement Training
  • Technical Support

*Service Delivery Specialization will be available 2H 2015.

**Formerly Avg Authorized Support Provider Program (MASP)