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Avast Security for Mac

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Also available for PC, Android and iOS

Your Mac is not immune to threats — yet.
Our free Mac antivirus protects on 3 fronts.

Malware isn’t the only threat to your Mac. Malicious websites and vulnerable Wi-Fi networks can also jeopardize your safety. Avast Security provides essential free protection against all 3 threats, and our new Premium version goes the extra mile to expose Wi-Fi intruders and stop ransomware.

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Anti-malware features

Malware can’t hide from us

Your macOS might stop some malware variants, but it can’t help you if you’re already infected. Our antivirus for Mac not only blocks viruses, spyware, Trojans, and other malware in real-time, it also scans your entire Mac for already-hidden threats.

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Real-Time Protection

Runs silently in the background to block threats as they appear.

Complete Malware Detection

Stops both Mac and Windows threats to prevent you from sharing infected files with your friends who use PCs.

Full Mac Scan

Run an in-depth scan of your entire Mac to root out hidden malware.

Removable Drive Scan

Scan any external drives (CD, DVD, USB, etc.) attached to your Mac.

Custom Scan

Select specific files or folders for faster, targeted scans.

Scheduled Scan

Schedule scans for when you’re sleeping or away from your Mac.

Security Reports

Stay informed with personalized security reports every 30 days.

Real-Time Security Updates

Receive security updates and new features automatically.


Online security features

Browse and email all day. You’re protected

Even trusted websites can get hacked, and criminals can easily spoof emails from your friends or bank. Avast Security alerts you to unsafe websites, blocks unsafe downloads, stops dangerous email attachments, and prevents intrusive web tracking.

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Web Shield

Blocks dangerous downloads, and prevents malicious websites from injecting malware onto your Mac.

Email Shield

Prevents you from sending and receiving malicious email attachments.

Online Security

Warns you of unsafe websites, blocks intrusive ad tracking, and safely redirects you to correct sites if you mistype an address. (Available as an optional browser extension)


Wi-Fi security features

Expose the weakest link in your Wi-Fi network

An unsecured Wi-Fi network is an open door to threats. Avast Security scans your entire network and all connected devices for vulnerabilities to help you stop hackers from stealing your personal data.

Need premium Mac antivirus protection?
Say hello to Avast Premium Security.

Avast Premium Security includes all the malware-crushing moves of its free little brother, along with premium defenses against Wi-Fi intruders and ransomware.

Wi-Fi security features

Catch Wi-Fi intruders in the act

Avast Premium Security instantly alerts you when someone joins your Wi-Fi network. This helps you keep hackers out, and stops neighbors from bringing your network to a crawl with their unwelcome video streaming.

Wi-Fi security features

Stop ransomware cold

Avast Premium Security walls off your photos and files from ransomware attacks to ensure that your most personal memories cannot be encrypted — or changed in any way — without your permission.

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Block viruses and other malware Detect viruses, ransomware, and other threats in real-time. yes yes
Stay safer online Be warned of unsafe sites and block intrusive web trackers. yes yes
Scan for Wi-Fi security weaknesses Expose weaknesses in your router and connected devices. yes yes
Get real-time Wi-Fi security alerts Be instantly alerted to network weaknesses and intruders.   yes
Stop ransomware Keep personal photos and files safe from unwanted changes.   yes

System requirements

We’re not demanding. All you need is a Mac running macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later with at least 500 MB of disk space.

An Internet connection is also required for automatic security updates.


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