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avast 5.1 and avast 6 to pack more punch
« Reply #10 on: 27. October 2010., 10:08:58 »
Avast 5.1, due next month, will not really have any meaningful differences besides improved malware removal/cleaning (I mean, it will have quite a few new features - such the 64-bit boot time scan and new stuff in the Behavior Shield - but none of these features are that related to the topic of this thread). V5.1's main feature is the central administration (i.e. a feature not really interesting to end users) - and it will also be marketed this way (as a corporate product, essentially).

Now, with Avast 6.0 (which is coming sooner than you may think), it's a different story. Avast 6.0 will feature the in-the-cloud heuristics based on the age/prevalence data (as suggested above by sded) as well as new stuff related to the use of our sandbox. But, instead of using the "default deny" paradigm that Comodo is trying to advertise so much, avast will work differently. It will rely on its heuristics engine to make decisions whether an executable file should run sandboxed or not. Let me explain this in a bit more detail. Currently, the outcome of the scan is pretty much binary - either the file is called "clean" (and is allowed to run), or it is flagged as "infected" (and appropriate actions are applied - and the file isn't allowed to run). This also applies to heuristics detections. Now in avast 6.0, the outcome could also be "potentially infected, use extreme caution" and this case, when talking about an on-exec scan, will (by default) be handled by sending the file into the sandbox. If the program is legitimate, it has a good chance of running OK inside the sandbox (and of course you, as a user, can always override the decision and run it normally). And if it's really malware, avast has just saved your butt.

There are many other minor things that make up these changes (such as further emphasis on the Behavior Shield when making these heuristics decisions, i.e. taking into account full context info) but this is, at a glance, how it's going to work. What may be of special interest, also, is that this is how it's going to work even in the free version (which means that the core functionality of the sandbox will likely be moved to the free AV).

Source http://forum.avast.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=f7eb49ce6274f4633111ab1c19df8f75&topic=64382.msg546016#msg546016

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avast 5.1 and avast 6 to pack more punch
« Reply #10 on: 27. October 2010., 10:08:58 »
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Re: Avast FREE Antivirus (download)
« Reply #11 on: 11. November 2010., 12:41:33 »
Best for netbooks !

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Re: Avast FREE Antivirus (download)
« Reply #12 on: 08. January 2011., 08:16:00 »
Avast is a very good antivirus software. I am this software since long time. It  ensure complete protection, without any compromise on computer power. It is continuous protection against viruses and spywares.



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The new avast! 6.0 will provide no-hassle ‘virtualization’ to all users, giving them even greater security. AutoSandbox is the first time that a free antivirus will offer virtualization technology together with outstanding malware detection.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, January 24, 2011 – AVAST Software is including an array of new technologies in its soon-to-be released avast! 6.0, including virtualization technology for all of its free users.

Read more (Avast Blog) http://www.avast.com/en-gb/pr-avast-6-0-will-bring-automatic-virtualization-technology-to-all-free-users

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AVAST Free/AV/IS 6 BETA OUT!
« Reply #14 on: 30. January 2011., 12:00:29 »
Hi *,

we'll soon be releasing a new version of avast - the long-awaited version 6.0. As usual, we're making the new version available for public testing before it's officially released.

This is the first beta build of v6 - please treat it as such.

How to get it
Free AV: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6....up_av_free.exe
Pro AV: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6....tup_av_pro.exe
IS: http://files.avast.com/files/beta/6.0.934/setup_ais.exe


How to install it
Just run the setup executable (links above). This version needs to be installed from scratch, i.e. updating from a previous version of avast won't work. This will be fixed relatively soon - however, for now, the only option is to really uninstall the version you're using (if any), reboot, and install this beta.

Also, if you have already used a previous beta of the standalone WebRep, it's better to uninstall it before installing avast 6.

What's new
Main changes/improvements:
- AutoSandbox – suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
- avast! WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
- Script Shield now even in the Free AV
- Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
- SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
- Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
- Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
- New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
- Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
- Sidebar gadget
- Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
- Improvements in the avast! sandbox

Known issues
- Help files not updated yet
- Localizations incomplete yet
- SafeZone not yet accessible (Pro AV / IS only)
- WebRep only available for IE and Firefox (Chrome is coming soon)
- Firewall: per-application packet rules not yet accessible
- Firewall: uTorrent conflict not yet resolved


Thanks much
Vlk

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Download New Avast 6.0 (Free, Pro Anti-Virus & Internet Security)
« Reply #15 on: 30. January 2011., 17:24:57 »
Thanks for info's Amit...  :up:

New Avast looks very good!


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Re: Avast FREE Antivirus (download)
« Reply #16 on: 22. March 2011., 11:05:45 »
avast anti-virus is  providing the good feature but it can not deeply deleted the virus  for searching .but it is  going to good boot scan .

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Re: Avast FREE Antivirus (download)
« Reply #17 on: 12. November 2011., 08:11:34 »
Avast offers a really solid protection against threats. It has protection against anti-spyware & anti root-kit. Using it's Web Shield the computer is adequate adjoin browser hijacks blocking access of hijacked websites. also features a heuristics engine and a Gaming Silent mode.

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Re: Avast FREE Antivirus (download)
« Reply #18 on: 21. November 2011., 08:14:41 »
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