Avast Antivirus 2016 Review


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Avast Antivirus 2016 Review


It is extremely important for all the computer users to pay special attention towards their system security. That’s why they are encouraged to download and install a reliable antivirus application. You don’t need to spend money in order to download such a reputed antivirus program. Avast Antivirus can be considered as a perfect example to prove the above mentioned fact. You can simply download it from the Internet and install to ensure the protection of your computer.


Avast Antivirus can be considered as one of the best free antivirus applications available out there in the market because of the excellent protection delivered by it. Therefore, any person can think about installing Avast Antivirus without a doubt on mind. A traditional virus detection engine can be found within this software and it is extremely effective. Therefore, people who have installed Avast Antivirus on their computers can browse the internet as much as they want without any doubt on mind.


Avast Antivirus works pretty well when it comes to threat detection. In fact, it can detect potential threats with a success rate of 97%. They include malware attacks that can happen through email and internet as well. These figures are impressive when compared to other free antivirus applications available on the market.


Avast Antivirus can perform a quick scan or a full system scan like almost all the popular antivirus tools that are available on the Internet. In addition, it can look for threats in external hard drives and USB sticks through the removable media scan option. You can also look for the threats within a specific folder through select folder to scan option.

It is possible for the Avast Antivirus users to schedule a boot time scan. In fact, this option is available with the free version of it. It is done by pausing the operating system load when you turn on your computer. You will be redirected to a DOS like interface, which would look for the rootkits and other similar malware that is present in your system. They cannot be detected or eliminated when you are running the computer on Windows operating system. This unique functionality has contributed a lot towards the popularity of Avast Antivirus.

Easy To Use

The Avast Antivirus comes along with a very simple user interface. You will never come across any confusion when you are using this tool for the very first time. All the available features are clearly labeled in order to make the life easy for you. You just need to select the desired function and run it.

PC Load

Even though Avast Antivirus visually runs on the background and notifies only when there is an issue, you will be able to experience a considerable impact on the system performance after installing it. If you are planning to install the latest version of it, you need to have a computer with at least i3 processor and 4GB RAM. Otherwise, you will not be able to experience a smooth performance out of your computer.

Three levels of protection

Free Antivirus Essential
Internet Security Advanced
Premier Complete
Stop anything nasty Detect viruses, malware and more, plus strengthen your home network. yes yes yes
NEWForget your passwords Almost. Log in anywhere with just one. We’ll make it unbreakable. yes yes yes
Reclaim your browser Get rid of unwanted extensions and hackers making money off your searches. yes yes yes
Spot fakes Make sure the banking site you’re visiting is the one you think it is. yes yes
Shop till you drop Not till someone steals your details. yes yes
Shield your privacy Stop anyone and everyone from getting to your computer. yes yes
Avoid spam at all costs Keep your inbox clean, lean, and organized. yes yes
Beat hackers – automatically Update your software without even thinking about it. yes
Shred before you sell Or lend or repair. Deleting doesn’t get rid of files for good. yes

Avast Antivirus proving following features

Antivirus and anti-malware

Protect yourself against threats that don’t even exist yet.


Keep all of your accounts protected, with just one unbreakable password.

Home Network Security

Stop hackers getting hold of your home network – and anything on it.

Browser Cleanup

Who needs unwanted toolbars and extensions slowing down their PC?

Remote Assistance

Help your friends wherever you are, by connecting to their computer.

Smart Scan

Give your PC the ultimate all-in-one scan, all in one go.


Minimum system requirement

For Avast Premier 2016, Avast Internet Security 2016, Avast Pro Antivirus 2016 and Avast Free Antivirus 2016:

Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition
Not supported: Windows 10 Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8.1 and 8 RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows Vista except Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit);

Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above

  • 256 MB RAM or above
  • 2 GB free space on the hard disk

Support following languages:

Avast offers amazing choice of 46 languages completely for free!

Full list includes Arabic, Belorussian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States/United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Pirate talk, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil/Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese. Vast offers amazing choice of 46 languages completely for free!

Avast Antivirus 2016 Review