My favorite free antivirus solution, Avast! Home, has just hit a huge milestone. Over 40 million people have requested a free registration code since it all started back in January 2002. Looking back over the past announcements you can see that the last year has proven to be quite exciting for Avast!:
- October 30, 2006 – 20 million Avast! Home users
- February 9, 2007 – 25 million Avast! Home users
- May 11, 2007 – 30 million Avast! Home users
- August 9, 2007 – 35 million Avast! Home users
- October 22, 2007 – 40 million Avast! Home users
When people are looking for a free antivirus I always recommend Avast! or AVG. They may not be the best antivirus on the market, but both offer enough protection for the users out there. And not having to worry about paying for a license renewal every year is a huge benefit.
To celebrate the event Avast! is providing 20% off all their products using coupon code 40 Million when checking out. This deal will last for the next 20 days.
I’m still curious as to whether they will end up charging for their Windows Home Server edition that is currently open to public Beta testing. It is extremely well integrated into the operating system, and makes it easy to manage Avast! on several different computers.