Just 23 days after releasing Avast 6 beta, today AVAST Software a.s released the Final version of Avast Antivirus 6.0. The popular free antivirus avast offers complete and easy way of protecting your computer from viruses, infections, hijackings and more.
The all-new avast! Free Antivirus 6 brings new features and some light changes to the app’s appearance. Among the new features, the notable features are AutoSandbox & WebRep.
“With our new avast! 6.0 Free Antivirus, we’ve added advanced capabilities that aren’t in any mainstream AV product. Once again, we are providing a free antivirus that often exceeds the protection offered by other paid-for products,” said Vince Steckler, CEO of AVAST Software.
“In these tight economic times, there is no reason for people to keep paying for the overpriced AV that they have on their computers.”
Six good reasons to install the new avast Antivirus 6.0 :
- AutoSandbox – The first automatic virtualization feature in a major antivirus package.
- WebRep – The first reputation guide for malware and website content incorporated into a free antivirus application.
- More internet protection – Additional internet security options have been added to the new avast! 6.0 Free Antivirus.
- Knows what’s bad– Recognizes and stops malware attacks in the billions, thanks to CommunityIQ sensors.
- Great ratings – Consistent high reviews in independent reports.
- It’s free – light on computers, even lighter on the wallet.
AutoSandbox identifies suspicious applications and automatically prompts users to run them in a safe virtual environment. “If the item is dangerous, the virtual computer is shut down and the user’s real machine remains safe. And, if the item is safe, there is no hassle from a false positive,” stated Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of AVAST Software.
“WebRep interfaces directly with search engine results, combining CommunityIQ data on infected websites with user-submitted information on the content and reputation of individual sites,” added Mr. Vlcek. “Thanks to our more than 120 million active users, our WebRep has the deepest support of any web reputation option on the market.”
“As 85 percent of malware is now transmitted through the internet, we’ve extended our protective features to all avast! users,” remarked Mr. Steckler. Avast! Free Antivirus now includes both Web and Script Shields, protecting users at both the http level and the browser level. Site Blocking, another new feature in avast! Free Antivirus, allows users to block selected websites.
avast! stopped 1.2 billion viruses in January of this year, a significant increase from the over 900 million viruses stopped in the previous January. avast! also prevented over 32 million users from visiting infected sites in the past 30 days. “We get over 12,000 unique samples sent daily to the Virus Lab – which then enables us to fine-tune our detection abilities,” said Mr. Vlcek. Thanks to its massive CommunityIQ network of user-sensors, avast keeps the largest – and freshest – list of infected websites in the security industry.
Avast! Free Antivirus is a regular top performer, placing at or near the top for its malware detection, fast scanning speed, and its performance – even when competing against the leading paid-for products. New avast! 6.0 features are set to continue this trend. “It looks like avast! 6 will land far closer to the high end of the spectrum thanks to its new WebRep browser add-on and sandbox environment, unique in the free antivirus marketplace,” wrote Seth Rosenblatt, senior associate editor at Download.com in his review.
avast! Free has a well-deserved reputation for its light demands on computer resources. As a free application, it has an even lighter impact on users’ financial resources. With avast! Free Antivirus, users pay less and can get more protection.