Avast Antivirus Update (Free Download)
– Avast Antivirus is definitely one of the best free antivirus software (2010 – 2011) to protect computers running windows 7, vista and windows xp. It is a must have for computers running older versions of windows as Microsoft Security Essentials does not support them. (Note that version 2.0 of MSE for windows is now out of beta and you can read the review here – Microsoft Security Essentials Review).
Like most other antivirus software including AVG Free, Avira Antivirus, BitDefender Download, etc. avast does get updated automatically when you connect to the internet. But if you do not have an internet connection on a computer or if you do like to carry out the update manually, you can do so by downloading it from the official website.
How to update Avast Antivirus offline?
Here is how you can update avast antivirus software running on your PC. This will be extremely handy on those computers for which you don’t have an internet connection.
- Go to this page to download avast update
- If you are running avast antivirus 5 or 6, you can download the update for avast 5 or 6.0
- If you are running avast antivirus 4.8 (free antivirus download for windows xp), you can download the avast update for version 4.8
Avast usually release antivirus updates on a daily basis and it isn’t necessary to re-install the program for updating the virus database. After downloading the above avast update executable file to your computer, double click it to run and update your avast antivirus VDB. That is it!