Avast Anti-Virus Freeware is claimed to outperform their competitor’s paid products as claimed in its website. It provides great protection against viruses as well as spyware. Avast Anti-Virus is an antivirus program developed by AVAST Software, a company which is based in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1988 it was first released. Avast is based on a central scanning engine that is certified by ICSA lab and West Coast Lab’s Checkmark process and it also incorporates anti-spyware technology which is also certified by West Coast Lab’s Checkmark process, as well as anti-Rootkit and self-protection capabilities. It is a multiple recipient of the Virus VB100 Award, for detection of 100% of “in-the-wild” viruses and is also a past winner of the Secure Computing Readers’ Trust Award. The name Avast has been derived from “Anti-Virus-Advanced-Set.
Avast has been long recognized as one of the web’s best antivirus programs and it doesn’t hurt that it is completely free for home users. It is comparatively easy to install and use, and it is definitely worth your download memory.
The following are the steps by which you can easily install and use Avast in your laptop or in your computer.
First visit the Avast Antivirus homepage. Once the loading is completed place your mouse cursor on the “Desktop Solutions” tab which is placed at the top of the page.
Place your mouse cursor to the left on the next page and click on Home Edition. You will be transported to a page where you can either download the software directly or register for it. You can click on the register tab for registration.
You need to enter your email address, your name and confirm that you are only using the program for personal use only. Then click on the Submit button and wait and wait for an email. Keep in mind not to close this window.
Once you have received your registration key, go back to the registration/download page and then click on the Download button and then click on the Download icon. When the pop-up window opens, do not forget to save the binary file to your desktop.
Now you have to run the setup program that you just downloaded and confirm all of your information. When the prompts come, make sure you select the typical configuration unless you are comfortable customizing antivirus software.
Once the installation is completed restart your computer. After this your computer boots back up, open the Avast file and insert the registration key that you have received in your email.
Set your Avast Antivirus auto-scan. It is best if you pick a weekly time when you know your computer will be on but you won’t be doing anything important. After this you can set the other preferences according to your need. Now you are done and Avast will take care of your computer’s protection all by itself.