Avast! Antivirus is still one of the best choices even though there are many other antivirus programs out there. The latest version, Avast! Antivirus 6, is available for download after only a few weeks in beta testing. There are two new protection features added to this newest version, making the program even more powerful than before. Avast Free Antivirus is free for personal and non-commercial use.
Avast Free Antivirus 6 provides autosandbox as one of its new features. Users that use the free edition can enjoy it as well. With the autosandbox, users can automatically be protected even if some files manage to get away from its definitions and behavioral scannings.
Another new feature added to Avast 6 is Web Rep tool. It protects you from untrusted websites that probably contain some harmful codes. Any site that you visit is checked against the Avast’s reputation database that uses a combination of data from Avast’s virus labs and user voting.
Aside from these two new features, there are still many other small changes in Avast 6 that deserves your attention. Resetting the configurations is now easier with the “restore factory settings” option within the Troubleshooting section. There is also a new sidebar gadget for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, site blocking, script shield, etc.
Download Avast Antivirus Free 6
If you’ve never used Avast before, I suggest you to download it. If you’ve uninstalled Avast Antivirus Free 5 for some reason and moved to another anti virus program, you might want to try this new version. All of the new features mentioned above can be found in Avast Free Antivirus edition, and users can get even more cool features from the pro edition.