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Avast Free Security (Mac) review

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Key features
  • Paid-for
  • Mac

Avast’s free Mac security suite is a basic package that promises protection from viruses, ransomware and phishing attacks, and will even warn you of any poor wi-fi security settings that it finds. It also comes with a password management tool. Since viruses for Macs are somewhat rarer than those for Windows, is it worth even taking the time to download it? We’ve run it through our full set of lab tests, so read on for the expert verdict.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • How well will I be protected?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Should I install it?
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First reviewed by Which?

January 2021

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