Avast 2015: Installing Avast Free Antivirus

System requirements for Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Recommended system requirements to install and run Avast Free Antivirus 2015 on your computer:

  • Windows 8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows Vista SP2 or higher, except Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows XP SP2, any Edition.

  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium III processor or above.

  • 128 MB RAM or above.

  • 400 MB free space on the hard disk.

  • Internet connection (to download, activate and maintain updates of the program and antivirus database).

  • Optimally standard screen resolution not less than 1024 x 768 pixels.

Note:
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 is not supported on Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, or any operating systems which are not specified.


Installation of Avast Free Antivirus 2015 - Quick steps

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Before you begin, make sure you are logged into Windows with administrator permissions, no other programs are running in Windows,and any other antivirus software is fully uninstalled.

Installation procedure:

  1. Firstly download Avast Free Antivirus 2015 from the Avast website and save it to your computer (for example on your Windows Desktop).

  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe and choose Run as administrator from the context menu. If prompted by User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue).

  3. The Avast Setup wizard will appear.

    Select Regular installation for quicker setup with default options. Select Custom installation to specify the location to install program files, and choose specific program components and languages on the following screens.

  4. Read privacy information and then click Continue.

  5. The Avast Setup wizard then creates a system restore point and shows installation progress. It may take a few minutes to complete the installation.

  6. Once the installation is successfully completed, click Done to exit the Avast Setup wizard.

Avast Free Antivirus 2015 is now installed on your computer and ready to use. The Avast user interface is accessible via the orange ball icon in your system tray or orange shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop.

Be sure to register to get your free license within 30 days of installation.


Installation of Avast Free Antivirus 2015 - Detailed steps

Installation conditions:

  • You are logged into Windows as an Administrator or as a user with administrator permissions,

  • No other programs are running in Windows,

  • Other antivirus software is fully uninstalled, including expired and trial versions (for instructions refer to vendor documentation).

Installation procedure:

  1. Firstly download Avast Free Antivirus 2015 from the Avast website, or click the button below to download the online installer:


    ...and save it to your computer (for example on your Windows Desktop).

  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe, choose Run as administrator from the context menu,
    Figure I

    ...and if prompted by User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue).

  3. The Avast Setup wizard will appear. You can select your preferred language in the top right corner.
    Figure II

    If you do not want to install the recommended product, opt out at this stage by unchecking the boxes in the bottom left corner.

    Next select an installation method:

Regular installation of Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  1. Select Regular installation to proceed with the default installation of Avast Free Antivirus 2015.
    Figure III

  2. Read privacy information and then click Continue.
    Figure IV

  3. The Avast Setup wizard then creates a system restore point and shows installation progress. It may take a few minutes to complete the installation.
    Figure V

  4. Once the installation is successfully completed, click Done to exit the Avast Setup wizard.
    Figure VI

Avast Free Antivirus 2015 is now installed on your computer and ready to use. The Avast user interface is accessible via the orange ball icon in your system tray or orange shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop.

Be sure to register to get your free license within 30 days of installation. For more information and detailed step-by-step instructions please read the following article:

Custom installation of Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  1. Select Custom installation to select a destination for program files and program components to install.
    Figure VII

  2. Enter the file path to the location where you want to install Avast Free Antivirus 2015, or click Browse... and locate the installation folder on your computer. Then click Continue.
    Figure VIII

  3. Choose from the available program components and features for Avast Free Antivirus 2015. Use the checkboxes to select or deselect which components to install and click Continue.
    Figure IX

    Note: Program components represented by a question mark (?) are not available for the free edition.

  4. Check your setup configuration before proceeding. Click Back to change any options selected; otherwise click Continue.
    Figure X

  5. Read privacy information and click Continue.
    Figure XI

  6. The Avast Setup wizard then creates a system restore point and shows installation progress. It may take a few minutes to complete the installation.
    Figure XII

  7. Once the installation is successfully completed, click Done to exit the Avast Setup wizard.
    Figure XIII

Avast Free Antivirus 2015 is now installed on your computer and ready to use. The Avast user interface is accessible via the orange ball icon in your system tray or orange shortcut icon on your Windows Desktop.

Be sure to register to get your free license within 30 days of installation. For more information and detailed step-by-step instructions please read the following article:

Conditions

Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Operating systems:


Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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