Avast has updated its line of digital security products for 2022 and made significant improvements in terms of security patches, as well as the User Interface (UI). Avast offers both free and paid products to protect your digital devices from malware and online threats. The products are designed for individual devices as well as groups of devices, so you only pay for what you need.
Today we will discuss the various security products that Avast offers and what each of these products offers, so that you know which one suits your needs and choose the right one.
Avast was established in 1988 in Prague, and was formerly known as “Alwil Software.” They provide users with software to protect their devices and data from exploitation and malware.
In 2016, Avast acquired AVG and has since become one of the most popular antivirus software vendors around the world.
Avast offers a variety of different software, some to perform standalone functions, such as a Virtual Private Network (VPN), and some combining of several different products, such as Avast Ultimate (discussed in detail further down this post).
In 2022 Avast offers the following products:
- Avast Free Antivirus
- Avast Premium Security
- Single device
- Multiple devices
- Avast Ultimate
- Avast One
- Avast Business
- Small Office
- Small Business
- Midsize Business
- Business Partner
- Avast AntiTrack Premium
- Avast Secure Browser
- Avast SecureLine VPN
- Avast Cleanup Premium
Avast 2022 Offline Installers
You can download offline installers for individual Avast products from the links below. These can be used to install the software on a PC without an internet connection. Learn more about web installers vs offline installers.
|Platform||Product||Offline Installer||Web Installer|
|Windows||Avast Antivirus Free||Download||Download|
|Windows||Avast Antivirus Pro||Download||Download|
|Windows||Avast Internet Security||Download||Download|
|MacOS||Avast Security for Mac|
(macOS 10.9 Mavericks or later)
|MacOS||Avast Security for Mac |
(macOS 10.10 Yosemite or later)
|Windows||Avast SecureLine VPN||Download|
|MacOS||Avast SecureLine VPN||Download|
|Windows||Avast Password Manager||Download|
|MacOS||Avast Password Manager||Download|
|Windows||Avast Cleanup Premium||Download|
|MacOS||Avast Cleanup Pro||Download|
|Windows||Avast Driver Updater||Download|
|Windows||Avast Small Office Protection||Download|
|Windows||Avast Business Antivirus||Download|
|Windows||Avast Business Antivirus Pro||Download|
|Windows||Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus||Download|
Let us now continue to see what each of these products offer.
Avast System Requirements
Before you begin looking for the right Avast product that suits your needs, check whether your device meets the following specifications:
- PCs with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8 or 7, at least 1 GB RAM and 2 GB of available hard disk space.
- Mac running MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) or later.
- Android phone or tablet operating system Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23) or higher.
- iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.0 or higher.
Avast Product Line
Avast Free Antivirus
As the name implicates, Avast Free Antivirus is a freeware, and the only free product by Avast, to be used for non-commercial use. It protects your computer or mobile from online threats and prevents malicious content from being opened or downloaded.
It also performs deep scans of your device to look for and mitigate threats. It also comes with its own firewall to keep your device secure from the rest of your network.
It has a built-in Wi-Fi Analyzer that also scans the network you are connected to and lets you know whether it is safe to browse, shop, and communicate over the network. It also includes a ransomware shield, which protects your files and folders from ransomware attacks.
Furthermore, the free version also provides email security and alerts you in case of an unsafe web link, blocks malicious downloads, and prevents you from opening suspicious email attachments.
However, one caveat is that some features are locked and are only available in the premium editions.
Avast Premium Security
Avast Premium Security is a paid version of antivirus software. It offers all components, as in Avast Free Antivirus as discussed above, and much more. This premium version unlocks all the features locked to the free edition.
If you have already installed Avast Free Antivirus on your PC, installing Avast Premium Security will automatically replace it.
Premium Security is offered for individual devices, as well as 10 collective devices. These are monthly subscription-based products that you have to pay for. However, the single-device version comes with a 30-day trial period, without having to enter your credit card information at all.
Furthermore, you can extend this trial period by another 60 days once the software has been installed. However, this extension requires you to enter your credit card details in advance.
The Premium Security software offers real-time Wi-Fi security alerts. Although the free version has a Wi-Fi Analyzer, the premium version gives you real-time prompts if a threat is detected on your network.
Avast Premium Security also provides a Sandbox feature, where you can run apps and programs in an isolated environment if you think it may contain a virus. Not only that, but the software also prevents attackers from hijacking your DNS or exploiting your Remote Desktop services if enabled.
You can also enhance your privacy by deleting data using the data shredder, and protecting your passwords saved in the web browsers with the password protection feature.
People are often paranoid that their webcams may be hacked, and people are looking at them using the camera. With the webcam shield, you are also protected visually.
Avast AntiTrack Premium
Avast AntiTrack Premium is more of a privacy software. It helps you manage your web browser and block websites from collecting your data, such as rack your device’s fingerprint, collect cookies, etc.
AntiTrack Premium is offered to individual devices, as well as groups of up to 10 devices. Since it is premium software, you need to pay for it every month. However, subscriptions for individual devices provide a 30-day free trial period without having to enter credit card information.
After downloading and installing Avast AntiTrack Premium, you will be asked to download and install a browser extension. The following browsers are supported with this Avast product:
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
- Vivaldi (Not mentioned by Avast, but all extensions valid for Chrome automatically work with Vivaldi)
Once installed, you can improve your browsing privacy directly from the AntiTrack software across all web browsers on your computer, such as deleting cookies, clearing browsing history, even allowing or blocking websites. These tasks can also be configured to automatically run after a fixed time interval.
Avast Secure Browser
Avast Secure Browser is a web browser that comes with built-in security features. It has a free as well as a paid version that offers been more features.
The following features are offered in the free version:
- Avast Antivirus
- Bank Mode
- Private Mode
- Password Manager
- Extension Guard
- Privacy Cleaner
- Hack Check
The Avast Secure Browser has a user-friendly interface and it automatically imports your bookmarks from the default web browser. Browse the internet with comfort, knowing that you and your device are well-protected with Avast Secure Browser.
Avast SecureLine VPN
Avast SecureLine VPN provides private network connectivity to secure your communication over the internet. It encrypts your data so that hackers cannot steal it, like man-in-the-middle attacks.
This is a paid VPN service, which means it does not provide a free version, nor offers a trial period. However, a single license can be used simultaneously for up to 10 connections. Furthermore, this VPN can be used with Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Android TVs.
Avast SecureLine VPN can hide your IP address, prevent websites to log your details, and use the Password Leak Checker to inform you if your password(s) has been compromised.
Avast Cleanup Premium
Cleanup Premium is an all-in-one maintenance software that automatically scans your computer and detects how the PC’s performance can be improved. It offers to free up space by removing unwanted files and folders, intimates the users when an app or program update is available, and suggests configurations that will speed up your PC.
Avast Cleanup Premium is a paid application. However, you can enjoy its 30-day free trial without having to enter your credit card information.
It is an advanced tool that will also fix computer-related issues, such as fixing critical Windows files and registries, removing bloatware, optimizing and defragmenting disks, etc.
Avast One (Essential)
Avast One is an all-in-one privacy and protection software designed to give individuals the peace of mind they deserve.
Avast One is available for up to 5 devices (1 account) and up to 30 devices (6 accounts), both paid. A sister product known as Avast One Essentials is designed for a single device and free to use. Of course, Avast One offers more features than Avast One Essentials.
Avast One is centered around the protection of family devices, and offering them the complete solution. Avast One enhances your online privacy through a VPN, disabling websites from logging your data. It also provides other features, such as clearing browsing data, built-in firewall, ransomware and webcam protection, etc.
In short, Avast One is a combination of the different security and privacy components that we have discussed above in other Avast products. Below is a comparison of both:
|Avast One||Avast One Essential|
|Block viruses and malware with advanced antivirus||Block viruses and malware with advanced antivirus|
|Keep intruders out with a firewall||Keep intruders out with a firewall|
|Get extra privacy when you browse, bank, or shop||Get extra privacy when you browse, bank, or shop|
|Make yourself untrackable by online advertisers||Improve your privacy on popular sites and apps|
|Go truly incognito online by easily enabling top privacy tools||Secure your Wi-Fi connection with VPN|
|Enjoy unlimited VPN access for streaming and more||Find compromised passwords|
|Find compromised passwords and get automatic alerts about data breaches||Speed up your PC|
|Clean up, speed up, and update your devices|
|Access your streaming subscription from any country|
|Protect passwords saved in your browser|
|Stay safer on public Wi-Fi networks|
Avast Ultimate (Suite)
Avast Ultimate is a suite that offers 4 different Avast products:
- Premium Security
- SecureLine VPN
- Cleanup Premium
- AntiTrack Premium
This suite can be subscribed to for a single device, as well as for up to 10 devices.
As this suite includes these 4 premium software, it includes all the features we have discussed above individually.
Avast Business is offered in 4 different subscription packages. Each of these packages is designed for a different number of devices.
Avast Business is a paid software and no trial period is offered.
This product offers all-around online protection to keep your devices and your network safe from attackers and preserves the integrity of your files and folders.
Listed below are the different business packages that Avast offers:
- Small Office: For devices between 1 and 10.
- Small Business: For devices between 11 and 100. This category further has different products to offer, such as Business, Business Pro, and Business Pro Plus.
- Midsize Business: For devices between 100 and 1000.
- Business Partner: This is for resellers and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs)
Avast Feature Comparison
Avast offers various products, each targeted for different audiences. If you are still unsure which product best seems to fit your needs, take a look at the table below for a better comparison.
|Features||Free Antivirus||Premium Security||SecureLine VPN||AntiTrack Premium||Cleanup Premium||One||Ultimate Suite|
|Block viruses, spyware, ransomware, and malware||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Scan network for potential threats||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Protect files and folders from ransomware attacks||✔||✔||✔|
|Shop and bank safely online||✔||✔||✔|
|Avoid fake and dangerous websites||✔||✔||✔|
|Use an advanced firewall||✔||✔||✔|
|Protect your data and sensitive documents||✔||✔|
|Hide your online activity||✔||✔||✔|
|Hide your IP address||✔||✔||✔|
|Keep your real location and online activity private||✔||✔||✔|
|Connect safely to any hotspot||✔||✔||✔|
|Hide your online fingerprint||✔||✔||✔|
|Block trackers from collecting your data||✔||✔||✔|
|Get alerts about tracking attempts||✔||✔||✔|
|Discover who’s trying to track you||✔||✔||✔|
|Disguise your online behavior when browsing||✔||✔||✔|
|Instantly block tracking attempts||✔||✔||✔|
|Free up storage space||✔||✔||✔|
|Auto-install app updates||✔||✔||✔|
|Use a disk cleaner to safely delete leftover files||✔||✔||✔|
Avast Product Prices
Below we have listed the subscription costs of individual Avast products:
Note: The prices listed below were at the time of writing this article and are subject to change at the discretion of Avast. These are also first-year prices only.
|Avast Free Antivirus||Free||–|
|Avast Premium Security (Single device)||$49.99||Per annum|
|Avast Premium Security (Up to 10 devices)||$69.99||Per annum|
|Avast AntiTrack Premium (Single device)||$49.99||Per annum|
|Avast AntiTrack Premium (Up to 10 devices)||$59.99||Per annum|
|Avast Secure Browser||Free||–|
|Avast SecureLine VPN||$8.99 (billed monthly)|
$4.60 (billed annually)
$4.20 (billed bi-annually)
|Avast Cleanup Premium (Single device)||$1.69 (billed annually)||Per month|
|Avast Cleanup Premium (Up to 10 devices)||$2.49 (billed annually)||Per month|
|Avast Ultimate Suite (Single device)||$49.99||Per annum|
|Avast Ultimate Suite (Up to 10 devices)||$59.99||Per annum|
|Avast One – Individual (5 devices, 1 account)||$4.19 (billed annually)||Per month|
|Avast One – Individual (30 devices, 6 accounts)||$5.79 (billed annually)||Per month|
|Avast One Essentials (Single device)||Free||–|
|Avast Business (Small Office)||$139.99||Per annum|
|Avast Business (Small Business)||Starting from $36.99||Per annum|
|Avast Business (Midsize Business)||–||–|
|Avast Business (Business Partner)||–||–|
Avast is one of the leading privacy and security software providers known around the world. If you are considering using antivirus and security software on your work or home device(s), we suggest that you begin by considering these 17 aspects before purchasing.
If you opt to go for any of the Avast products, then do not be confused by Avast Internet Security or Avast Antivirus Pro, since these were former software and are now integrated into other products which we have discussed in this post above.
If you want to uninstall any Avast product from your Windows PC, we suggest that you use the Avast Remover Tool as it removes all relevant data and any unwanted files left behind by the regular Windows uninstaller.