Because your Mac deserves the very best protection
- Micro updates to keep your system running as it should
- Scan directories or the entire system
- Scans are not automatic
Although Macs are. in the main, very safe, there are always new viruses ready to rear their ugly heads and damage your Apple device; so it never hurts to have a little extra protection on your side.
Avast Free Antivirus scans your Mac for any type of virus or malware that may have infected your system. This free Mac version runs under any version of the operating system.
Manual analysis and basic options
In the main Avast window, you can quickly see if protection is enabled for your email, browser, and file system. For the browser, an add-on can also indicate the level of risk posed by a particular website, changing from green (reliable) to red (dangerous).
The thing to keep in mind is that in this version for Mac is that analysis is not done automatically: that is, you must manually perform all scans yourself: you can choose to scan the computer completely, just removable devices, or a particular folder or directory, as well as analyze networks.
To prevent the program from slowing down your system, you can schedule updates to ensure your Mac is kept up to date against the latest threats.
Although this version is still in development, it has more than sufficient tools to keep your Mac protected. Phishing, Whale, or Spearphish? With Avast Free Antivirus, you’ve got an ultra high level of protection to address them all, no problem.