February 28, 2011

Avast! 6 Free has been released with new features

Free antivirus software, Avast!, recently has released its new version Avast!6. This free antivirus claims the newest version is leaner and meaner than its predecessor. There are several new features that Avast! 6 Free Antivirus has. Three new main features are avast! WebRep, Auto Sandbox and 64-bit support.
Actually the Pro and Internet security version have more additional features such as avast! SafeZone. And both of the three versions also have several improved features.



Free Antivirus


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New Features:

  • avast! WebRep: Provides website reliability and reputation ratings according to community-provided feedback.
  • Auto Sandbox: Prompts users to run suspicious applications in the virtual Sandbox environment.
  • 64-bit support:Supports the 64-bit architecture platforms of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Improved Features:

  • Antivirus and anti-spyware engine: Innovative scanning engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents. Boot-time scanner: Scans your computer for infections before the OS can start to activate any viruses beneath it (now applies to Windows 7 and Windows Vista).
  • Web Shield: Scans all visited web pages, downloaded files, and java scripts. Thanks to the intelligent stream scanning feature, the Web Shield doesn't slow your web browsing. Script Shield: Detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and potentially damaging your computer.
  • Behavior Shield: Stops "zero-day" threats and unknown malware before virus definitions have been obtained.

Other Features:

  • Real-time anti-rootkit protection: Prevents stealth malware ("˜rootkits") that, when loaded by the computer's OS, are invisible to ordinary scanners.
  • avast! CommunityIQ: Our technology uses a global network of sensors to provide us with data taken (anonymously) from the actual web-browsing experiences of an opt-in group of avast! users. This info is then used to protect all avast! users with the most up-to-date information on viruses and infected websites.Because of avast! CommunityIQ, avast! has discovered 79,789 infected websites and protected 33,325,000 people from visiting them in the last 30 days.
More detail features, visit avast! official website.


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