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Offline Brandonn2010

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Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
« on: May 22, 2011, 06:02:06 AM »
Because of the recent MAC Defender, I have told my stepmom to go ahead and install Sophos free antivirus for Mac, until the free Avast! version comes out. While it seems to be the best free Mac antivirus at the moment, I would rather have her use Avast!, so was wondering how soon the Avast! free for Mac will be released. Even a Q3 2011 or Q2 2012 estimate would be nice. Thank you!
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Re: Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 07:24:44 PM »
So was wondering how soon the Avast! free for Mac will be released.
avast was never free for Mac. It was always a paid antivirus.
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Re: Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 12:00:33 AM »
Yes but they said they will release Avast! free for Mac once they get the GUI done.


Hallo,
the engine of this product is finsihed, but GUI part was postponed - some rework is needed, as stated by some QA testing. But, for sure, there is (well, will be - it's still not public) free version with realtime protections (fileshield, webshield, mailshield... etc.).

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Re: Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 12:08:31 AM »
Well... They've changed their policy then... Good to have it free of course :)
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Re: Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 05:46:36 AM »
Do you have any idea when it's coming out?
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Re: Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2011, 01:42:36 PM »
Do you have any idea when it's coming out?

I do not believe they have committed to a release time yet. Keep an eye on the forum here as there is usually a public beta several weeks before the final release.
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Re: Rough Estimate on Avast! Free for Mac?
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