Softonic, one of the world’s largest download site for Windows, Mac and mobile, has just announced that avast! Free Antivirus is the most popular download in Europe. Thank you to our users who have downloaded AVAST from Softonic!
Here’s what some reviews said about AVAST:
Good protection at no cost
Very good protection for a FREE product. It is very user friendly and the automatic updates were very nice to have. It is the only Free antivirus software I’ve tried, so I can’t compare it to other free software, but I really liked it.
Solid and Lightweight
PROS: One of the lightest antivirus I have ever seen. Protection is also better than many other paid_Antiviruses. It ate only 9 MB of ram in my PC. “VB 100″ or “AV Comparatives” already certified it for its solid security. Can be customized easily according to needs. Streaming fast updates. User friendly and attractive interface. Auto Sandbox facility. Cons: Doesn’t come with a firewall. Full scan is a little bit slow.
Great protection for the Home PC or Laptop user
Excellent, thank you avast! you’ve made my internet usage far more enjoyable. I no longer get annoying viruses on my computer and I was able to get rid of the ones that I had but didn’t even know.
Read Softonic’s Software Trends (PDF) report to learn more about popular downloads and trends.
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What a weird positive we’ve just spotted on CNET’s Download.com…
For those, who remember my article about the “immortal” virus: here’s a proof. LookMyPC is a software for remote support and similar tasks. It has an official web page with downloads, which is unfortunately a place, where you can meet Win32:Parite virus.
Launched in 1996, Download.com is the leading (and safest) download portal for software of all types. The portal has been offering our avast! Free Antivirus for 10 of those 15 years, so we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS, and we look forward to the future.
AVAST Brand Manager Miroslav Jirku says, “Download.com is definitely an important distribution channel for us, because it’s well known in the USA. avast! Free Antivirus is Download.com’s 2nd most-downloaded software for 2011, which is really a great success for the whole avast! team.”
Indeed, in addition to being its 2nd most-downloaded software of 2011, avast! Free Antivirus is also Download.com’s 5th most-downloaded software program of all time.
To provide free antivirus security means making the product available for people to download. Obviously, the number of downloads is then a good indication of how popular the product is (well, it needs to be taken with grain of salt… there is more to it than just one number … but it’s a good indication, nonetheless )
First, we got a note from CNet a week or so ago that avast! was the 2nd most-downloaded antivirus on download.com in 2010 (behind AVG). Moreover, avast! has the highest editors’ and users’ ranking, which naturally put smiles on our faces. Read more…