Avast Free Antivirus 8 for Windows has been released and is now available for download. If you are already using Avast, you will be able to update it via your software’s interface. If you want to try out this free antivirus software for Windows, you can download it from its official download page.
Avast Free Antivirus 8 Review
Avast Free Antivirus is a 105MB download and offers many option during installation. You may choose the Express install or the Custom installation. I recommend the latter as it will allow you to select or deselect the features you don’t want installed on your computer.
For instance you may not want Google Drive installed on your PC – which is otherwise installed by default.
AVAST 8 brings new technologies for proactive detection and adds many new features!
The Software Updater is a new AVAST feature that pre-empts potential exploitation of vulnerabilities in outdated applications by checking up your installed software and offering to update them to their latest secure, stable versions, if any updates are found.
The Browser Cleanup Tool is another new AVAST feature. This toolbar remover is great for removing unwanted toolbars and other plugins.
Avast 8 introduces new technologies for proactive detection. The Malware-similarity search technology will pull in data real-time from the AVAST cloud database – to deliver automatic identification and blacklisting of files similar to other known infected files. A new dynamic-detection engine has been combined with AutoSandbox. This will allow AVAST to analyze suspicious files in an isolated environment before they are allowed to run on the user’s system. Evo-Gen, is a new backend detection system, that generates fully generic detection of entire malware families. Avast 8 allows Remote Assistance too.
The scanning module offers Quick Scans, Full System Scans and most importantly Boot-time scans too. The Boot time scans come very handy while removing persistent malware, as the scan is performed even before Windows – and consequently malware loads.
The new user interface is touch-optimized, cool to look at and easy to navigate. If you are looking at a free third-party antivirus software for your Windows 7 or Windows 8, this is the one we’d like to suggest.
Avast AntiVirus Free Download
Download Avast Free Antivirus for Windows from HERE.