Downloads of v 21.2.6096.0:


Last Update:

22 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Avast Software


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Avast Free Antivirus (Install)

21.2.6096.0 | Updated: 22 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 21.2.6096.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Avast Software

Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 21.2.6096.0

All Checks are Passing

2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade avastfreeantivirus -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade avastfreeantivirus -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure avastfreeantivirus installed
    name: avastfreeantivirus
    state: present
    version: 21.2.6096.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'avastfreeantivirus' do
  action    :install
  version  '21.2.6096.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: avastfreeantivirus,
    Version: 21.2.6096.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller avastfreeantivirus
   Name     = 'avastfreeantivirus'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '21.2.6096.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'avastfreeantivirus':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '21.2.6096.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install avastfreeantivirus version="21.2.6096.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 22 Mar 2021.


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.

$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      = 'c8eabdf5991b23d2a08927911c38932be2cc0f73cae3d764fdd83154712129fa'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

  silentArgs    = "/silent"
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 21.1.5968.0 2380 Thursday, February 11, 2021 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.10.5824.0 3503 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.9.5758.0 1717 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.8.5684.0 1897 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.8.5653.0 687 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.7.5568.0 1677 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.6.5495.0 1840 Thursday, July 30, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.5.5410.0 1547 Thursday, July 2, 2020 Approved
Avast Free Antivirus (Install) 20.4.5312.0 1726 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Approved

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