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avast! Free Antivirus 5.1.864

avast! Free Antivirus 5.0 is not only the best free antivirus product in the world, it may be the best antivirus product – free or paid. VirusBulletin recently described it as Nothing short of a miracle. It is not an old-fashioned signature detection product, avast Free antivirus is based on multiple protective layers that work together to provide award-winning security.     New features match top detection with increased efficiency. Computer memory requirements for the new antivirus and antispyware engine have been cut in half. Scanning is 40 percent faster, saving both time and computer resources. Complete rootkit protection includes real-time detection to ward off initial installation, on-demand scanning and boot-time scans.     The user friendly 5.0 has a new interface with easy-to-adjust settings, a context-sensitive help menu and graphs showing ongoing protection activities. Users can set the time and conditions for complete scans, with avast even waking up their computer from hibernation for midnight scans before putting it back to bed.     The two major pathways for malware into a computer are the web and email, with around 80 percent of new infections caught through internet browsing. avast! provides separate defensive strategies for each.     avast! Free Antivirus is designed for the average consumer who wants easy-to-use protection for basic email and web surfing. It is limited to home and non-commercial users.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

5.0.677 [10-01-10]

solved a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service; Behavior Shield: solved a minor stability issue (aswSP.sys) + solved a Win7 issue; performance and stability improvements in the avast! sandbox; new languages; and more

Other versions : 5.0.545 5.0.507 5.0.462 5.0.418 4.8.1356 4.8.1335 4.8.1296 4.8.11 4.7.1098 4.7.1001 4.7.892

v5.0.545 [05-08-10]

New graphical interface, New Real time anti-rootkit, New Silent/Gaming mode, New Behaviour Shield, Improved antivirus and anti-spam engine, Improved Mail Shield, Improved System Shields, Improved Behavior Shield

v5.0.507 [04-21-10]

New graphical interface, New Real time anti-rootkit, New Silent/Gaming mode, New Behaviour Shield, Improved antivirus and anti-spam engine, Improved Mail Shield, Improved System Shields, Improved Behavior Shield

v5.0.462 [03-13-10]

New graphical interface, New Real time anti-rootkit, New Silent/Gaming mode, New Behaviour Shield, Improved antivirus and anti-spam engine, Improved Mail Shield, Improved System Shields, Improved Behavior Shield

v5.0.418 [02-14-10]

New graphical interface, New Real time anti-rootkit, New Silent/Gaming mode, New Behaviour Shield, Improved antivirus and anti-spam engine, Improved Mail Shield, Improved System Shields, Improved Behavior Shield

v4.8.1356 [11-24-09]

improved Standard Shield, improvements in some unpackers

v4.8.1335 [02-25-09]

anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, new strong-self protection features added, plus: new scanner progress, Aavmker4.sys vulnerability fixed, improved boot time scanner, malicious URL blocker

v4.8.1296 [01-04-09]

anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, new strong-self protection features added, plus: new scanner progress, Aavmker4.sys vulnerability fixed, improved boot time scanner, malicious URL blocker

v4.8.11 [04-17-08]

anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, new strong-self protection features added, plus: new scanner progress, Aavmker4.sys vulnerability fixed, improved boot time scanner

v4.7.1098 [02-18-08]

Various unpacker fixes and a TAR unpacker vulnerability fixed, Outlook plugin speed improvement, improved Windows Vista support of Internet Mail provider, optimized updater, removed mail heuristics false alarm (TNEF attachments)

v4.7.1001 [08-08-07]

Armadilo unpacker support added, East Asian name support improved, mailscanner fix for thunderbird on IMAP, compatibility with Spyware Doctor fix added, IE Script Blocker fix added, better repair added

v4.7.892 [12-26-06]

Improved unpacker support, new shields added and compatibility with Windows Vista

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January 26, 2009

"its very good"

by Hasham for 4.8.1296 version

February 29, 2008

"licence code of avast antivirus"

by sandeep for 4.7.1098 version

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