avast! Free Antivirus 7 is the latest version from avast!, which is an adecuate antivirus for starters and experienced users. While the interface is similar to avast! 6, it’s got many more options
Another nice addition that you’ll notice when setting up is the option to install as the second line of defense on your computer. There are also plenty of installation options, which allow you to get the most from your anti-virus before it’s even installed. Of course, there’s also a default installation if the nitty-gritty’s not for you.
There have been considerable updates on a security front. It also offers a nice Statistics module, as well as a comprehensive support function that allows you to general a support package to send to the avast! personnel who are trying to troubleshoot your problem.
Two especially useful new functions are the AutoSandbox feature and the Remote Assistance. AutoSandbox allows avast! to automatically place any program it deems suspicious inside a sandbox, so it cannot do damage to your computer. You can edit the programs that are excluded from this behavior in the general settings.
Remote Assistance allows you to either connect to or be connected to by another user, so that you can help them with computer problems or so that they can help you (especially when tech support personnel are involved). Obviously, both of you will have to have avast! Free Antivirus 7 installed, but it’s a feature we can see coming in really useful.
OS: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Size: 97.6 MB