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Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0.1367 & AVAST Internet Security

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Avast!is an antivirus computer program developed by AVAST Software a.s.(formerly known as ALWIL Software a.s.), a company based in Prague,Czech Republic. It was first released in 1988[citation needed]. Avast!is based on a central scanning engine that is certified by ICSA Labs andWest Coast Labs Checkmark process and incorporates anti-spywaretechnology, also certified by West Coast Labs Checkmark process, aswell as anti-rootkit and self-protection capabilities. It is a multiplerecipient of the Virus Bulletin VB100 Award for its detection of 100% ofin-the-wild viruses, and is a past winner of the Secure ComputingReaders Trust Award. The name Avast is derived from Anti-Virus “Advanced Set. Its trademarked name is styled in all lower-case andincludes an exclamation mark

Avast! Free Antivirus is thefreeware version of the Avast! antivirus software available to MicrosoftWindows and Linux users, while Avast! Pro Antivirus is offered tobusinesses and users who want additional features. Priority updates aredelivered automatically using PUSH update technology in Avast! ProAntivirus. Avast! Pro Antivirus also has a command line scanner and ascript blocker; however, in version 6, the script blocker is availableto users of the free version.
Avast! Antivirus is a widely used antivirus program, with over 160 million users worldwide as of July 2011
Features
A pop-up from Avast! indicating that the programs antivirus database has been updated.
A pop-up from Avast! indicating that the EICAR test file had been blocked. Antivirus kernel based on certified antivirus engine.
Residentprotection comprising individual modules or shields, each of whichcan be individually configured or disabled: File System Shield ”Real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. Scansfiles as they run on your computer to keep viruses from being able toexecute.
Mail Shield ” Scans messages and attachments in E-mail/Microsoft Outlook/Exchange for viruses.
WebShield ” HTTP protection (local transparent proxy). Version 4.8 alsoallows the blocking of URLs. Scans URLs and incoming data for viruses,and aborts connections to the site if one is found.
P2P Shield ” Scans P2Pfiles from file share programs.
IM Shield ” Instant Messaging protection. (Scanning of files transferred through instant messaging applications)
scriptShield ” Scans webpages for malicious scripts, and disables them frominfecting your computer, though they can still be used. (for example, aclickable button)
Network Shield ” Basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as an Intrusion Detection System.
Behavior Shield ” Reports suspicious behavior by analyzing the behavior of programs
Anti-spyware capabilitiesAnti-rootkit capabilities
Self-Protection ” Prevents malware from terminating avast! processes and damaging avast! files.
Automaticincremental updates ” Updates of both the program and the virusdatabase which is used to identify potential threats ” Avast! updatesits virus definitions on a regular basis (sometimes multiple updatesdaily) and this process is automated by default.
Audible alarms ” Vocal warnings and notices such as Caution, a virus has been detected! and Virus database has been updated.
Boot-time scan ” Users can schedule a boot-time scan to remove infections that load during Windows startup.
VirusChest ” Quarantine; folder where infected files can be stored. Thevirus chest also stores vital system files to protect them from damageby malware. Users can also add their own files to the virus chest. Oncein the chest, a file cannot be executed; double-clicking the file willinstead display information about the file.
SafeZone ” SafeZone isspecial web browser in avast! Pro Antivirus 6.x and avast! InternetSecurity 6.x based on the Chromium web browser. It allows users tobrowse the web in a private, secure environment, invisible to the restof the users system.
WebRep browser plugin ” WebRep is a community-based website reputation tool implemented in version 6.0 of Avast! Antivirus.[9]
Avast!antivirus monitor;” Avast! antivirus monitor is a sidebar gadget forWindows 7 and Windows Vista. It comes with Avast! antivirus 6.
Consumer Alert - Gives the user information if their credit may have been tampered with (US Customers Only)

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