Features:

  • Improved Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
  • New avast! Intelligent Scanner
  • New Silent/Gaming Mode
  • New Behavior Shield
  • Real time anti-rootkit protection
  • Smart virus updates
  • avast! Community IQ
  • Behavioral Honeypots
  • Green computing
  • avast! iTrack
  • File System / Mail Shield
  • Web Shield
  • IM / P2P Shield
  • Network Shield

Free Edition:

  • Antivirus Kernel
    • Almost 100% detection
    • Outstanding performance
    • Reasonable memory requirements
    • ICSA certified
  • User Interface
    • Memory test during the program startup
    • Very intuitive Simple User Interface
    • Testing whole disks or selected folders
    • Working with the scan results actions with infected files
    • Virus encyclopedia
    • Log Viewer
    • Various appearances skin support
    • Running from Explorer context menu
    • Antivirus screen-saver
  • Updates
    • The system of incremental updates guarantees low traffic
    • The updates can be completely automatic
  • Resident Protection
    • Standard Shield protects the file system
    • Generic SMTP/POP3/IMAP4 scanner
    • Specific MS Outlook plugin
    • Heuristic analysis in e-mail modules
  • Repairing
    • Limited capability of direct repair (especially macroviruses)
    • Repairing files using automatically generated Virus Recovery Database (VRDB)

What's New:

  • Changes in the autosandbox module
  • Improvements in Remote Assistance (support for UAC prompts etc)
  • Improvements in SafeZone (protection against kernel-mode keyloggers; Updated SafeZone Browser; clipboard sharing, etc.)
  • Outlook plugin redesign
  • Opera support in WebRep
  • SiteCorrect module for the detection of unwanted websites
  • Windows 8 compatibility updates
  • Emergency Updater