Tip & How-To about AVAST Software Avast Free Antivirus
Avast is an antivirus computer program developed by AVAST Software Company, formerly known as ALWIL Software. It was first released in 1988. Avast is based on a central scanning engine that is certified by ICSA Labs and West Coast Lab's Checkmark process and incorporates anti-spyware technology, also certified by West Coast Lab's Checkmark process, as well as anti-rootkit and self-protection capabilities.
Avast Pro Antivirus employs complete virtualization technology to increase your protection. Any application can be run in the virtual Sandbox environment, to prevent attackers from reaching your PC. What's more? The avast SafeZone gives you an isolated desktop fortress for even more sensitive operations. It is a multiple recipient of the Virus Bulletin VB100 Award, for detection of 100% of "in-the-wild" viruses. The name Avast is derived from "Anti-Virus - Advanced Set". Its trademarked name is styled in all lower-case.
Avast Free Antivirus is the freeware version of Avast!
Antivirus software available to Microsoft Windows and Linux users, while Avast Pro Antivirus is offered to businesses and users who want additional features. Priority updates are delivered automatically using PUSH update technology in Avast Pro Antivirus. Avast Pro Antivirus also has a command line scanner and a script blocker, however in version 6 the script blocker is available to free users.
Avast is aimed at preventing infection by several types of computer threats, including those that are not technically computer viruses such as spyware and even rogue software. Avast also can recover malware-damaged files through its Virus Recovery Database. Avast Home Edition is the freeware version of Avast antivirus available to Microsoft Windows and Linux users, while Avast Professional Edition is offered to businesses and users that want additional features.
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Aug 24, 2010 | AVAST Software Avast Free Antivirus
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