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Download Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.677

Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.677

By Avast Software  (Non-Commercial Freeware)
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Running A Rapid Scan On Your Hard Drive With Avast! Free

Avast! Free Antivirus is an efficient and comprehensive antivirus program. It is one of the most popular antivirus programs available, thanks to the reliable and trustworthy brand that Avast have created. The key features that continue to make Avast! Free Antivirus so popular are the easy UI, optimized scanning options and continuously updated database of virus definitions.

Simple, improved UI

The latest version includes a much simpler and quicker to use UI than previous versions. Key features can be easily reached in the sidebar and the homepage is now customizable so you can access the tools you use most often directly. The overall appearance is clean and uncluttered, with buttons intuitively labelled and positioned.

Comprehensive Protection

Avast are constantly updating their database of virus definitions, meaning your computer will be protected against the latest spyware, viruses and potentially hazardous websites. Avast’s large and active community quickly alerts the development team of new security threats which are swiftly countered and added to Avast’s significant database. The browser add-on further improves computer security with features like cookie and social tracking blocking.

Speed

Avast! Free Antivirus comes with a range of standard scanning options, based on depth and speed. Rapid scan will suffice in most cases - targeting removable media and the files you select, identifying security threats in usually less than a minute. A startup scan will launch automatically on boot up and is a useful, regular security check. The optimized scan engine in the latest version means scanning of text content is significantly faster than previous versions. Scanning of EXE files is around also faster. Improved memory usage means Avast! Free Antivirus should cause less strain on your system so you can continue with other tasks faster.

Summary

Avast! Free Antivirus is definitely one of the best free total security managers available. It is relatively lightweight and efficient, while still providing comprehensive security protection. The browser add on can slow browsing speed and the scanning might not be as detailed as some premium antivirus options. But the simple, effective UI and strong security capabilities make Avast! Free Antivirus a very good choice for those looking for free computer security.

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Title: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0.677
Filename: setup_av_free.exe
File size: 52.53MB (55,085,336 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Non-Commercial Freeware
Date added: September 8, 2010
Author: Avast Software
www.avast.com
MD5 Checksum: 1A05397E76846AEC154BA45936FA4455

* 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
* changes in the engine allowing us to generically detect/block some new types of exploits
* speed improvements in the updater
* IS: fixed a vulnerability in aswFw.sys (Secunia Advisory SA40868)
* solved a vulnerability related to license files (Secunia Advisory SA41109)
* solved a problem with scanning of files with very long path names
* fixed the updater in East-Asian versions of avast running with Windows set to a different locale
* IS: improvements in the Outlook antispam plugin
* IS firewall: improvement in the path name matching
* IS: upgraded to the new version of antispam engine
* minor changes and fixes in the GUI
* fixes in the screen reader support
* fixed a bug where the File System Shield was scanning some files even after being disabled
* added trimming of setup.log
* added Danish, Hebrew and Urdu language packs

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