AVAST Software leads the security software industry – protecting 150,107,324 active users around the globe – by distributing FREE antivirus software that makes no compromises in terms of protection. Dependable and fast, with a small resource footprint, it often outperforms competitors’ paid-for antivirus suites.
Referrals from our avast! user community help maximize the “free” user base, while some users opt to purchase avast! Pro Antivirus, avast! Internet Security, or avast! Business Protection. Nearly two-thirds of avast! users come to us via referrals.
AVAST business partners distribute avast! solutions and help provide tech support to avast! users in their native languages. Our loyal user community – from forum support to volunteer translators – helps sustain our business model.
Anchored by the CommunityIQ network of sensors and supported by multiple protective shields, avast! software has received many awards over the last 20 years, with performance certified by, among others, VB100, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.
Avast released a decryptor for CryptoMix victim's that were encrypted while in offline mode. Offline mode is when the ransomware runs and encrypts a victim's computer while there is no Internet connection or the computer cannot connect to the ransomware's Command & Control server.
The Avast Software Uninstall Utility is a stand-alone program that will scan your computer for Avast products and uninstall all traces of them. Unfortunately, there are times that you will not be able to uninstall Avast programs as you normally should via the Add or Remove Programs control panel. In these situations you can use the Avast Uninstall Utility to remove their products from your computer.
aswMBR is a anti-rootkit scanner that searchs your computer for Rootkits that infect the Master Boot Record, or MBR, of your computer. This includes the TDL4/3, MBRoot (Sinowal), and Whistler rootkits. For this program to properly work it must first download the Avast virus definitions, so you will need an active Internet connection before using it.