Avast! The worlds most popular FREE antivirus software
avast! Free Antivirus is perfect for people who send e-mails and surf popular websites.
But if you store sensitive data on your computer, shop or bank on-line, you may need one with more comprehensive protection.
Some details on Avast!
In the late 1980s, Czech computer-technology innovators Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis developed a program they called “anti-virus advanced set” (AVAST). Later, they realized the serendipity of ‘avast’ being also a nautical term meaning “stop!” – as they would eventually develop their vision into a top-ranked software for stopping computer viruses and other malware.
2010 – 130 million registered users
2008 – 50 million registered users
2006 – 20 million registered users
2003 – Launch of (free) avast! 4 Home Edition
1995 – avast! is the first Windows 95 antivirus program
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