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.
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.