AVAST has just released a major program update to the existing Mac version. avast! Free Antivirus 2014 for Mac (version 9.0) is now finally available. Same as the avast! for Windows, it’s completely free to download and use.

Product itself has three shields – File System Shield, Mail Shield, and Web Shield. And three types of scanning – Full System Scan, Removable Device Scan, and Custom Scan. All together works perfectly to protect you and your Mac online.

All current avast! Mac users should get this update pushed automatically. avast! 2014 for Mac is compatible with all OS X versions since 10.6.8.

New avast! Free Antivirus 2014 for Mac with Simple User InterfaceNew avast! Free Antivirus 2014 for Mac with Simple User Interface

So what’s new in this version? Quite a lot

  • New User Interface – Completely revamped user interface which is very simple and easy to use
  • New Scan Command – Command for scan is now integrated directly into Finder’s menu
  • New No Registration – Users now no longer need to register
  • New 64-bit Support – Complete support of the 64-bit architecture
  • Improved Preferences – Preferences menu has been moved directly into application
  • Improved Online Security Plugin – Major update for Safari plugin avast! Online Security
  • Improved Various Fixes/Improvements – Lots of various bug fixes and improvements resulting in more stable and faster product

Apparently user reviews on the latest version are very positive. The paid version for Mac with some advanced features should be available very soon, according to the avast! Forum.

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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