Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:20 PM
The new avast! Free Antivirus 7 makes security faster and easier for users. The new avast! 7 gives users faster information from the “cloud” on new and emerging threats. And, helping family and friends solve their IT issues has never been easier thanks to the new avast! Remote Access and Account features.
Many of the technologies available in avast! 7 Free Antivirus are not even available in other paid-for products. With avast! Free Antivirus, cloud technologies have been harnessed to give users streaming updates and more thoroughly distinguish between malicious and clean files.
• Welcome to the AVAST cloud
All avast! 7 users have streaming updates from the cloud in addition to daily virus database updates. Throughout the day, AVAST streams updates to users, giving them faster warnings about new malware. This supplements regular virus updates, keeping users informed and protected regardless of their internet connection.
• FileRep knows if it’s naughty or nice
The new FileRep feature enables faster threat identification by sorting new, potentially dangerous files from known safe files. With hundreds of millions of executable files already in the cloud-based database, the goal of FileRep is to categorize all files on the web. Sourced from the CommunityIQ sensor network, this data helps avast! decide when questionable files should be placed in the AutoSandbox.
• Helping friends is easy with Remote Assistance
“Remote Assistance lets a geeky friend help others solve their computer problems,” said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of AVAST Software. An avast! user can connect to the computer of a second avast! user, allowing the “helper-friend” to help with any computer issues. No additional remote assistance program is needed. Routed through the AVAST servers, the tool provides safe and secure way to help - without requiring a house call.
• Better homes and computers with the avast! Account
“With the avast! Account, we’ve made a one-place setting for the family IT geek to take care of their family’s security needs,” stated Mr. Vlcek. Account users can see information on the avast! installed in each listed computer, its operational status, and the health of each individual machine.
• More reputation, less phishing with WebRep
The improved WebRep browser plugin can now detect counterfeit sites. “We’ve added phishing data from our Virus Lab to user-submitted votes on site reliability to provide all users with a more complete package of information,” explained Mr. Vlcek. In addition to detecting phishing attempts, WebRep can also identify fake/planted SSL certificates used to “authenticate” malicious sites.
More Info: avast! 7.0
P4 2.8GHZ, 1.5GB RAM, 40GB HD, XP Pro SP3, 32-bit, avast! V6.0 Pro, Macrium Reflect
with IE8 and Chrome, hpHosts, MVPS HOSTS files, MBAM Full, OpenDNS, SpeedFan, WinPatrol PLUS
Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:51 AM
• BSOD fix in aswTdi.sys
• Fixed WebRep crashes in IE
• Fixed WebRep FF issue with not saving the position
• SecureLine stability improvements
Release History: avast! v.8.0.
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