Avast Free Antivirus Download
Avast Free Antivirus is a reliable security solution designed to provide complete malware protection against viruses, trojans, rootkits, keyloggers, spyware and other forms of online threats. Among the best things about avast! are hybrid cloud technologies including real-time virus definitions updates even several times a day and avast!FileRep, what gives even more protection against potential online threats. A file reputation system evaluates downloads before they are opened, by searching through its active user database and determines if a file is safe.
Avast Free Antivirus is based on the award-winning avast! antivirus engine which incorporates anti-spyware and anti-rootkit protection, making the scanning process faster than ever. As the program runs, a set of real-time shields constantly monitors users online activity, email box and internet connections, checking all programs and files in real time. Avast! Comes with : ‘File system shield’, ‘Mail shield’, ‘Web shield’, ‘P2P shield’, ‘IM shield’ for instant messaging clients, ‘Network shield’, ‘Behaviour shield’ and ‘Script shield’.
Avast! comprises the Avast! Sandbox which prevents suspicious application from damaging computer and by placing them in an isolated environment. One of the most important advantages of running a program in the Sandbox is that it ensures worry-free downloading and surfing while remaining safe and protected against any suspicious applications. In the AutoSandbox settings, user can specify whether an application should be sandboxed, excluded or never run in the Sandbox. The AutoSandbox can be deactivated completely.
In addition to these features, avast! comes with four scanning modes: Quick scan, Full System scan, Removable Media scan and ‘Select folder to scan’, available under Scan Computer tab. The former scans only those areas which pretend to be infected, whereas Full system scan performs more extensive scan of all hard disks. Removable media scan performs a scan of any portable devices connected to computer including USB flash drives and external hard drives, while Select folder to scan allows user to specify files to be scanned or multiple files.
Moreover, Avast Free Antivirus incorporates the Remote Assistance which allows other people take control of your computer, in case you encounter any difficulties. All the other user has to have is internet connection and Avast.
The application presents itself with intuitive and usable interface. With improved installation process, avast! doesn’t require a reboot, unlike nearly all of its competitors.
Due to all these features, when it comes to security avast! measures up to security standards and is indeed serious competitor on the market. Avast Free Antivirus running silently in the background, with its revamped interface and a wide range of new features, provides faster protection and has a light touch on computer’s performance than the previous versions.