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Avast Free Antivirus (Install)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/15/2019.

Free antivirus software from Avast.

NOTE: This package can take upwards of 10 minutes to complete the install (depending on your computer specs and internet bandwidth).
NOTE: The uninstall for this package is not silent.

NOTE: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

To install Avast Free Antivirus (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install avastfreeantivirus

To upgrade Avast Free Antivirus (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade avastfreeantivirus


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'avastfreeantivirus'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = $url
      softwareName  = 'Avast Free Antivirus'
      checksum      = 'cd79deb60b2943055db30ee0710cfa9db48455e3607bcc4b361ddf6fac4e114c'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      silentArgs    = "/silent"
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Avast Software


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 19.6.4546.0 2585 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 19.5.4444.0 1965 Monday, May 20, 2019 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 19.4.4318.0 2209 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 19.3.4241.0 1884 Monday, March 11, 2019 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 19.2.4186.0 2149 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 19.1.4142.424 1887 Friday, January 4, 2019 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 18.8.4084.0 2384 Thursday, November 15, 2018 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 18.7.4041.0 1948 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 18.6.3983.0 2672 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
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