Version: 2014.9.0.2013
Licence: Free
Author: avast!
Size: 86,4 MB

Fully-featured and free antivirus

Avast Free Antivirus 11, aka Avast Free Antivirus 2016, is a fully functioning virus scanner that’s so easy to use, it’s accessible even to complete novices.

The real-time protection fights viral infections through its multiple protection methods, including email monitoring, protection for exchange platforms, messenger scanners and a notification service. You can set the effectiveness of each of these methods manually, as well as the scanner’s overall sensitivity.

The in-built browser cleanup tool lets you remove irritating tool bars and add-ons.


Manual and automatic scanning

You can check files and folders for viruses manually, but the automatic boot-time scan may be more effective and we recommend setting it to run at least once a week.

Avast expands its virus database regularly, and you’ll receive alerts when your software needs updating.


New features

The Avast 2016 update includes a new password feature that increases security with password-protected files. The user interface has also been revised and some bugs have been fixed.

What is improved in Avast 2016?

Avast 2016 introduces improvements to the following key features:

  • Avast Home Network Security now scans for even more kinds of vulnerabilities on your router and home network. More details are provided in the results.
  • Avast Setup is quicker, easier and more intuitive.
  • Avast Smart Scan now integrates the Antivirus, Software Updater, Browser Cleanup, Home Network Security, Cleanup, and Passwordsinto one. One scan shows you your security profile at a glance and offers fixes for any issues detected.
  • Cleanup replaces GrimeFighter to clean your PC of junk and improve PC performance. It offers quicker scanning without a reboot, and now can scan your registry for obsolete programs.
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