Tuesday, May 6, 2008

avast! Home Edition 4.8

avast! Home Edition is a complete ICSA certified and Secure Computing Magazine awarded antivirus software for home noncommercial use. This antivirus freeware has Anti-spyware built-in, Anti-rootkit built-in, and Strong Self-protection.

What is avast! Home Edition 4.8 ?
Avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users, non-commercial users. Home Edition is free of charge, since in our opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however, many user are not able or do not want to pay for antivirus software.

Avast includes the following components: On Demand Scanner-with skinnable simple interface-just select what do you want to scan in which way and press the Play button; On Access Scanner-special providers to protect the most of available e-mail clients; Instant Messaging-ICQ, Miranda; Network traffic-intrusion detection-lightweight firewall; P2P protection for Kazaa, BitTorrent; Web shield-monitors and filter all HTTP traffic; NNTP Scanner-scans all Usenet Newsgroup traffic and all operations with files on PC; Boot Time Scanner-scans disks in the same way and in the same time as Windows CHKDSK does.

What's NEW Features in avast! 4.8?
+ Anti-spyware built-in
+ Anti-rootkit built-in
+ Strong Self-protection

avast! Home Edition 4.8 Features:
+ avast! now contains a built-in anti-rootkit protection
+ avast! now comes with a built-in anti-spyware protection
+ improvements in boot-time scanner (detection & removal of hidden or hard to delete files)
+ boot-time scanner will not start when booting into Safe Mode (the program was “invisible” in that case, no progress/messages could be seen)
+ improvements in many unpackers
+ new self-defense function to prevent active malware from terminating avast! processes as well as corrupting avast! files and registry items
+ scanners now display a progress of current scan (percentage of work done)
+ fixed a vulnerability in AavmKer4.sys kernel-mode driver (problem applies to Windows NT/2000/XP, 32-bit only); special thanks to Tobias Klein
+ IM Shield: added support for QQ
+ ACE and RAR unpackers now work even in boot-time scanner
+ greatly improved performance of the updater, especially in cases where many increments are being downloaded (e.g. avast! installations with outdated virus definitions)
+ implemented a protection against false positives in critical system files
+ improvements in handling of NTFS streams
+ removed a small memory leak in one of avast! drivers (Windows Vista and XP 64-bit only)
+ added support for 64-bit WHS connector (available in WHS Power Pack 1)
+ Internet Mail provider now displays the name of the sending/receiving program in the tooltip of its taskbar icon
+ resolved a compatibility issue with Acronis TrueImage (XP 64-bit only)
+ silent installation now also includes scheduled tasks, if any
+ compatibility tests with Vista SP1 and XP SP3

avast! Home Edition 4.8 has license: Freeware
File Size: 20.78 MB
Freeware avast! Home Edition 4.8 Requirements:
- Windows All/95/98/Me/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista
avast! Home Edition 4.8 Freeware Download

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