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avast! Internet Security 8.0.1497 FINAL

Features

Platforms Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
License Freeware
Manufacturer AVAST Software
Version 8.0.1476.0
Size 130.00 MB
Date Added



avast! Internet Security 8 is avast's next-generation suite, which now comes with a new interface and more extras and options than ever before.

Installation was quick and easy on a test Windows 7 system. If you're familiar with the product then you'll immediately notice the new interface. A compact and clean Home Page separates the beta's key functions into six panes, and clicking Scan for the first time immediately launched a Quick Scan. Click the Security tab, though, and you'll find all the usual controls for the suite's antivirus engine, spam filter, firewall and more, so there's plenty here to explore.

The left-hand toolbar also provides access to some interesting new tools. Software Updater checks your installed applications and alerts you to any available updates; Browser Cleanup aims to help you remove annoying addons from your browsers (although only IE and Firefox at the moment, at least on our system); and AccessAnywhere allows you to set up remote access to your PC. 

And of course there have also been improvements to the core protection technologies, so for instance FileRep and WebRep are now better able to identify and new threats in near real time.

This is the avast! internet security suite. The program also comes in a Free, Pro and Premier antivirus edition, and even the most basic of these delivers plenty of power, including a lot of real-time and browsing protection. So if you're looking to save money then the Free edition may be the best place to start.

Build 8.0.1497 brings these changes:

•   Fixed issues related to Win 8 & Win 8.1 (avast! is now fully compatible with these operating systems)
•   Fixed issues in virtualization module (including other x64 platform fixes)
•   Fixed issues in Script shield
•   Outlook plugin fixes


Verdict

avast's latest looks good and has some interesting new features, including a brand new user-interface


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