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The Avast Antivirus is one of the best known software for protection of your computer from viruses and spyware, thanks to its powerful and advanced detection engines.  It is highly recommended by many users, not just because of the security it provides, but also because of the simple and fast installation; the well-organized interface; the Customizable installation, you can install Avast as a second anti-virus software for more safety even if you have another anti-virus installed on your computer thanks to compatibility mode; and the types of scanning: quick scan, full system scan, removable media scan and select folder to scan.

You can download the Avast Free Antivirus Version 8.0.1489 from the Avast website on this link: http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button

1. Download

A dialog box will appear where you need to press the Save File so you can save it to your computer.

2. Save File

After you locate the file double-click it. A window will appear where you will need to press Run.

3. Run

After that the Welcome to avast screen will appear where you can choose your Language options in the upper right corner. At the bottom of the welcome screen you can choose whether you want to install the Google Chrome web browser. By ticking the checkbox Make Google Chrome my default browser, you will select Google Chrome to be opened as your default web browser when accessing the Internet. Then you can choose the way you want to install Avast, Express Install or Custom Install.

Click the Express Install button in the middle of the welcome screen to proceed with the installation process.

4. Welcome to Avast

The next screen that appears gives you the privacy information that you need to know while using the Avast antivirus. Press the Next button to continue.

5. Privacy

The Installation of Avast Antivirus has begun. Wait until the Setup wizard completes the process.

6. Installation

After the installation is completed, the Registration window will appear where, as you can see, you have installed the protection program and you will be reminded to register you version of Avast antivirus. Press the Next button to continue.

7. Registration

Now your installation of Avast Free Antivirus is complete. After you press the Finish button, the Avast will quick-scan your computer.

8. Setup Finished

  • Scanning

Open the Avast Antivirus program by double-clicking the icon on your Desktop. After the program has opened click Scan.

9. Scan

The quick scanning of your computer will begin.

10. Quick scan

You can choose to do a Full system Scan, Removable media scan, you can select a folder to scan, or you can Boot-time scan by clicking the correspondent button.

11. Scanning options

  • Updating

The Avast Antivirus is set to update itself automatically, but if you want to Update your Avast Antivirus software manually open the Avast Antivirus program by double-clicking the icon on your Desktop and then click Maintenance.

12. Update

Here you can choose to Update engine and virus definitions or to Update Program.

13. Maintenance Update

The Avast Antivirus also gives you the opportunity to update your programs software. Once you open the Avast program, click the Software Updater.

14. Software Updater

A list of programs which need updating is shown to you. Choose the ones you want to update and click Update now.

15. Update programs

Now the Avast Antivirus is successfully installed and is providing you with the security you need for using your computer.

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