Free Avast Mac Security antivirus includes 3 levels of protection: mail screen, the screen of file system for constant control of the computer on existence of viruses and the web-screen for protection against infected files loading from the Internet.
How Avast Mac Security looks like
Dominant technologies of Avast are available to Mac nowThe free Avast for Mac antivirus includes the same technologies of fight against harmful threats, as his brother - the antivirus for Windows.
The web-screen for protection against constantly arising Internet threatsThe web-screen scans all visited web-pages (port 80), loaded files and Java-scripts, supports IPv6-connections and, with its intellectual function of a web-stream scanning, it does not slow down your Internet connection.
E-mail protection of in MacThe screen of e-mail scans every incoming and outgoing message on malicious software existence. The mail screen serves as an e-mail proxy server so if you get access to a mail box through the safe connection (SSL), you should adjust your e-mail client and mail screen on support of this type of connection (the special plug-in for MS Outlook is used).
Protection of your Mac against the infected filesThe screen of file system in real time scans opened / execute files to stop infection before it extends on your Mac. You can set the list of files and/or folders which you would like to exclude from check.
Protection against dangerous and phishing web-sitesFor web-browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) Avast Online Security uses the cloudy WebRep technologies which provide the visit of only reliable web-sites according to the rating of Avast community, and also provides bigger protection against phishing sites and sites with counterfeit SSL certificates.
Complete control over scanning parametersUse scanning in the requirement for Mac check according to your preferences, with possibility to choose either complete scanning of file system, certain folders or even removable media.