Avast Free Antivirus is an efficient and comprehensive antivirus program. It is one of the most popular antivirus programs available, thanks to the reliable and trustworthy brand that Avast have created. The key features that continue to make Avast Free Antivirus so popular are the easy UI, optimized scanning options and continuously updated database of virus definitions. The versions are 8.0.1497 and lower of the following products: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier. People using older versions will continue to receive virus definition updates and be protected. The name Avast comes from 'Anti-Virus-Advanced-Set'. Antivirus is a widely used antivirus program, with 100 million users worldwide as of December 2009. Avast Free Antivirus Features. Antivirus is a widely used antivirus program, with 100 million users worldwide as of December 2009.
By end of May 2015 Avast is ending support for all older versions of the antivirus products (Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, and Premier). By older versions it is meant version 8 (2013) and lower. Avast will no longer provide product updates and patches for these versions. Also you won’t be able to receive any customer support from Avast. However the virus definitions updates will still be updated on the same frequency as for the latest version. If you are still running on the older version you can update to the latest one completely for free. See our guides how to do that • • • Updating to the latest Avast version will give you better level of protection and access to new tools. As you can see on the chart below, the detection rates of Avast 2015 are much better than 2014.