Antivirus and anti-spyware engine Improved
Innovative scanning engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents.
Real-time anti-rootkit protection
Prevents stealth malware (‘rootkits’) that, when loaded by the computer’s OS, are invisible to ordinary scanners.
avast! WebRep New
Provides website reliability and reputation ratings according to community-provided feedback.
Our technology uses a global network of sensors to provide us with data taken (anonymously) from the actual web-browsing experiences of an opt-in group of avast! users. This info is then used to protect all avast! users with the most up-to-date information on viruses and infected websites.
Because of avast! CommunityIQ, avast! has discovered 74,895 infected websites and protected 122,464,309 people from visiting them in the last 30 days.
Boot-time scanner Improved
Scans your computer for infections before the OS can start to activate any viruses beneath it (now applies to Windows 7 and Windows Vista).
Prompts users to run suspicious applications in the virtual Sandbox environment.
Reduces the number of required file scans up to 80% through a white list of safe applications. Files identified as safe are not rescanned unless they change.
Automatically detects full-screen applications and disables pop-ups and other notifications without compromising security.
Leaves a minimal “footprint” due to its efficient and effective technology.
P2P Shield/IM Shield
Checks files downloaded via P2P programs and while using IM or “chat” programs.
Protects against network-based viruses with two main components: a URL blocker for malicious URLs, and a lightweight intrusion-detection system.
Script Shield Improved
Detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and potentially damaging your computer.
Behavior Shield Improved
Stops ‘zero-day’ threats and unknown malware before virus definitions have been obtained.