How to Install Avast Free Antivirus for Mac

The following steps will assist you in downloading and installing Avast! Free Antivirus for Mac. If you need assistance at any point during this tutorial, please visit our support page.

Step 1


Click Here to Download avast! for Mac

 

Step 2


When the download is complete, double-click the .DMG file you just downloaded.

 

Step 3


Once it is opened, you will have this window pop up.

Drag the avast! icon into the Applications folder icon in that same window.

Step 4


On your dock, click the Finder icon.

Step 5


On your Menu Bar at the top of your screen, click on Go, then navigate to Applications.

You can alternatively press Command+Shift+A to complete this action.

 

Step 6


In the Applications window, look for the avast! program, and double-click it.

 

Step 7

You may get a warning notification popup. If this happens, click Open.

 

Step 8

The avast! installation will begin soon, click Confirm.

 

Step 9

Now click on Install.

 

Step 10


You may get another window to pop up asking you to quit any active web browsers you may have open.

If this happens, open the web browser that is listed in the window, then press Command+Q.

The avast! installation will resume shortly.

 

Step 11


To proceed with the installation, type in your computer’s password.

 

Step 12

The installation should complete now. If you get a window asking you to reboot your computer, please do so by clicking Reboot.

Registering the Free Product:

Once avast! is installed, it will need to be registered, or else it will deactivate in 30-days from the install date.  Registration is free and simple, and only requires an email address and password.

Step 1


At the top right of your desktop, on the Menu Bar, look for the avast! icon. Click on it and Open avast!

 

Step 2


avast! is now open. On the left side, near the bottom, click on Registration.

 

Step 3


Click on Register Now.

 

Step 4


Type in your Computer Password.

 

Step 5


Click REGISTER YOUR SOFTWARE.

 

Step 6


Fill out the form with your email address and password.
Once this is complete, click REGISTER TO GET FREE LICENSE.

 

Step 7


Click GO TO AVAST ACCOUNT.

 

Step 8


You are now registered!

 

You have now successfully installed and registered the avast! Free Mac Antivirus. If you have problems at any time during this installation, visit a DHNet@Home location, call(352) 846-4697 or submit an iServiceDesk Request.