Avast Free Antivirus 2016.11.2.2261
OS Support: Windows 2k3, Windows 2000, Windows 7 x64, Windows XP, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32, Windows Vista x64, Windows 8 x32, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10,
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Date added: 22 Jun 2014
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Avast Free Antivirus 2015 continues our legacy. The entire avast! 2015 family includes a DynaGen-powered intelligent antivirus that streams micro-updates to your computer in real time, to catch new malware faster.
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 provides the essential security you need to protect your PC from hackers and thieves. In addition to the best antivirus and anti-malware protection possible, the new Home-Network Scanner scans your network for any issues, while Browser Cleanup lets you remove annoying plugins, and SmartScan allows for one-click scanning.
Home Network Security: Scans your network and routers for potential issues to help prevent attacks.
Antivirus and Anti-malware: Avast sends out automatic VirusLab updates throughout each day to make sure your protection if fully up-to-date.
Browser Cleanup: Avast Browser Cleanup removes annoying toolbars and search settings, allowing you to choose the settings you want.
SmartScan: With just one click, you can scan for viruses, software updates, network problems, and performance issues.
Core Protective Features and Technologies: Antivirus & antispyware, Home Security Network, HTTPS scanning, SmartScan, Software Updater.
What's new in this version:
Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances.
Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards.
Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.).
SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements.
Fixed reported crashes.
Avast Free Antivirus 2015 continues our legacy. The entire avast! 2014 family includes a DynaGen-powered intelligent antivirus that streams micro-updates to your computer in real time, to catch new malware faster. Plus, you can fix current problems instantly, without uninstalling a previous antivirus. And it even has high-tech options like Remote Assistance.
What's new in this version:
Stream Filtering -- Fixed stability and compatibility issues, it's running smooth and fast now, so no more browsing problems
Firewall -- The firewall should be more stable and with better compatibility with other network applications
Android protection - We can protect (if you wish) your Android phones and tablets with avast! Free Mobile Security (through your active Google Account) automatically (during the installation or update)
Design: Avast's new layout is a unique and clean take on managing security. Rather than copying a flat Metro look like so many others, Avast organizes its environment and prioritizes it in a sensible manner. Flat icons and subtle menu animations look great, secondary pop-out menus don't feel cluttered, and the toggle icon also helps create a cleaner experience.
Security: An improved firewall, noninvasive scanning, and a complementary, crowdsourced, whitelisting approach via Community IQ keeps this security suite on alert for untrustworthy sites and phishing scams. A noninvasive browser add-on protects your Web usage with built-in do not track integration and selective blockers for analytical and social trackers.
Utility: Avast represents itself as more of a security manager than just a conventional scanner. This version includes a command center-like dashboard for tracking security statistics, pop-up notifiers for system status and security news, a multidevice manager, and a streamlined upgrade pipeline via in-app store.
Small disclosure: Installing certain components like browser plug-ins, useful though they may be, can also be viewed as an unwanted surprise. The installer gives you options to install various components but throws a lot of information and component offers to users at once without much to go by.
Varied performance: According to a previous protection report from August, Avast scored higher than the average scanner but still behind many of the top performers. The added browser plug-in, though great when it works, sometimes became sluggish when we tested out some sites with heavier analytic trackers.
Information overload: Global and personal stats are great to see, but are they really useful for the average user? Even an advanced technician can really get only so much value out of numbers without any real numerical or unit-based indication of what they represent. Perhaps a market researcher may get more use out of this.
Changes on the new version:
What's new in version 2016.11.2.2261 New features: Redesigned user interface; Passwords, SafeZone Browser. Improvements: Home Network Security; Antivirus and anti-malware protection; HTTPS scanning. version 2015.10.0.2208 Fixed problem with missing NG component under certain circumstances. Fixed a bug in the keyboard driver causing problems with keyboards. Better compatibility of the WebShield with some https pages (e.g. spotify, waze, etc.). SecureDNS - better logic of server selection resulting in performance improvements. Fixed reported crashes.