Avast Free Antivirus is one of the most widely used free antivirus programs in the world. It is especially popular with Windows PCs due to its simplicity and effectiveness. The company has received numerous awards for its ability to detect viruses and protect the PC from threats. This guide shows how to download the Avast Free Antivirus offline installer for Windows 10 PC so that you can install it without an internet connection.
Downloading the Avast Free Antivirus Offline Installer
The default installer for Avast Free Antivirus that you can download from the Avast home page is an online installer. An online installer, or sometimes also known as a web installer, is a small installer (usually only a few MB in size) with no actual installation files. It will only start downloading the core files when you run setup. It means that you will need an internet connection to be able to run setup and successfully install Avast on your PC.
So if you have a PC that can’t connect to the internet, you’ll need another solution: use Avast’s offline installer. You can download the offline installer from a PC that has Internet access, and then copy the settings to the PC that doesn’t.
Avast Free Antivirus offline installer is not on the default download page. It’s on a different download page that is dedicated to offline installers for all Avast products. To download the Avast Free Antivirus offline installer for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit PC (regardless of whether it’s a desktop or laptop), go to this page .
The download should start shortly. It should show up as avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe and be around 260MB, which obviously contains all the necessary installation files.
Assuming you are using modern web browsers like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, when the download message appears, you can choose Save File or Save as to save the settings locally on your computer, or Run to run the configuration as soon as the download is complete (without saving the configuration).
How to install the Avast Free Antivirus offline installer
To install it, run the Avast Free Antivirus setup offline exe file. If you are running Windows 10 and have UAC enabled, it will ask for your permission to run the Avast Antivirus installer. Please select Yes to continue.
When the installer opens, in the lower left corner, choose whether you want to install the Avast secure browser as well. If it doesn’t, just uncheck the option. Then click Install to continue.
If you want to customize what to install and where Avast should be installed, click Customize on your place.
Avast Installer will first check the destination folder to see if it has enough space for the Avast Free Antivirus installation. Otherwise, it will ask you to change the destination folder.
After clicking Install , the installation will begin immediately. There is no way to close the installer in the middle during the entire installation process. It is also important that you do not turn off your computer during this process. Once completed, you will be asked to restart your PC. Go ahead and on the next reboot, Avast Free Antivirus should already be running and protecting your PC.