It’s not just households which have an option to get great protection for free. Since November 2012 it’s also schools, universities, libraries, and other educational institutions in the United States which can get a free protection.

AVAST launched their ‘Free for Education’ program six months ago and it seems to have tremendous success. According to the press release AVAST is securing almost 2 million computers in over 1,400 schools in the United States. That’s roughly a 10% of all US students and by end of this year they are expecting to protect one third! Calculated to dollars it means AVAST saved $20 million for students.

Solution schools are using is called avast! Endpoint Protection Suite and normally it starts at $174.95 for 1 year and up to 5 devices. It includes endpoint protection, file server protection, and remote management. So everything you would typically need.

Check the map below to see which educational institutions are now using avast! for free:

avast! Protects 1,400 US schools – mapavast! Protects 1,400 US schools which applied to Free for Education program (map)

Here’s feedback from few of the institutions using this program:

  • “Thank you so much for this incredible program. For schools like ours with a tight budget, this helps substantially.” –Aaron P., West Branch Area School District
  • “This is a very generous and responsive program that allows school districts to spend their budget on items to improve educational quality.” –Ted M., Liberty School
  • “AVAST is a great antivirus program. The first scan found multiple instances of malware that our previous antivirus missed. The AVAST Free for Education program makes it possible for our library to have a quality antivirus program that fits nicely in our tight budget.” –Jeanne H., Charleston Carnegie Public Library

If you’re wondering how to apply to this program, visit the official page of the ‘Free for Education’ program and see if you’re meeting the participation requirements.

Source: Official avast! Press Release

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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