avast! Free Antivirus is a multi-function security program that’s very easy to use and one whose power is no longer in doubt. Its new version 2016 has got many more options.
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.
To make things easier when performing these scans, the 2016 version of Avast Free Antivirus includes the Smart Scan feature, which combines all the essential scans into one single unified scan.
Avast Free Antivirus also provides you with a wide range of tools for carrying out different tasks. These tools convert Avast Free Antivirus into a real multifunction program that goes far beyond your basic antivirus software.
Avast Free Antivirus also offers a feature for cleaning up your browsers: VPN Secure Line, a VPN service; SafeZone, an environment that allows you to browse securely and privately online so that you can make purchases or do online banking with very little risk; Sandbox, which allows you to run programs with less risk on the operating system by using a virtual environment; remote troubleshooting; and a feature for creating recovery disks.
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.
OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Size: 97.6 MB
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