AVAST has released final version of its avast! 7 free antivirus with some interesting new features.
The first you will notice is the ability to install the programs in Compatibility Mode, which aims to ensure that you can run them alongside other security tools.
Another addition is the move to streaming, cloud-based updates. Program will no longer wait for a few hours for downloading virus definitions in one large block; instead your database will receive smaller updates all the time, just as and when they appear.
And a new Remote Assistance tool allows you to get remote support from any knowledgeable avast!-using friend who’s willing to help you, which could be handy if you find you can’t solve a particularly tricky PC problem on your own.
Avast! 7′s file reputation system uses data on how many people have a file and how new it is to make more intelligent decisions when scanning. Below is the full list of new features:
- Reputation scanning via FileRep (cloud-based)
- Streaming updates
- Sandbox & Autosandbox improvements
- Remote assistance
- Browser protection improvements (including antiphishing)
- New installer
- Export/Import settings
- UI facelift
- Screensaver facelift
- Runs on Win8 Developer Preview
- Many other security and stability related fixes
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