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geekhelp4u
03-30-2008, 06:16 PM
OUT NOW!!!! - http://www.avast.com/index.html

This is the NEWEST version of Avast! Now with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit technology!!!

avast! 4.8 comes with anti-spyware, anti-rootkit and strong self-protection built-in. It is designed to protect your valuable data and programs, as well as keep itself up-to-date and has the kind of built-in features that many vendors charge for additionally, or don't include at all. Simply install and forget.

All-inclusive, comprehensive protection avast! 4.8 Edition includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark process, to protect against the latest spyware threats and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class GMER technology, built in to the scan engine. No additional purchase is required.

Simple to use and automated Just install and go. Automatic incremental updates provide real-time protection of your system, including web surfing. We've made avast! antivirus as simple to use as possible, while allowing full control of your security.

Tried and Trusted With over 50 million users of avast!, you can rest assured that you are using one of the most tried and trusted products in Windows security. We support more Windows versions (from Windows 95 to Vista 64 Bit) than any other anti-malware product. No matter what system you have, at home or on a corporate network, avast! has it covered.
What's new in avast! 4.8

The latest version of avast! antivirus - 4.8 - contains the following key enhancements and features listed below.
Anti-spyware built-in

Certified by West Coast Labs Checkmark certification process, avast! antivirus 4.8 now comes with anti-spyware capability built in to the scan engine.

avast! antivirus 4.8 now offers even more protection for your valuable data and programs, all in one download.
Anti-rootkit built-in

Another key feature of avast! antivirus 4.8 is the inclusion of anti-rootkit technology, based upon the class-leading GMER technology, and now built-in to the scan engine as standard.

Rootkits are programs that install on your system, while keeping themselves, their processes, services and registry keys hidden, to stay invisible. They represent a substantial security risk on home and company networks and standalone machines, and are usually notoriously difficult to find and remove.

avast! antivirus 4.8 has full live-system anti-rootkit protection. No boot disks required, it's all built-in and working with one install.
Strong self-protection

A significant security feature has also been added to avast! itself. avast! antivirus 4.8 now includes strong self-protection, to prevent malware from turning avast! protection off.

This key enhacement helps to add that extra layer of protection to protecting your data and programs with the multi-award winning avast! antivirus technology.
Version 4.8.1169
March 29, 2008

* avast! now contains a built-in anti-rootkit protection
* avast! now comes with a built-in anti-spyware protection
* 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
* 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
* ACE and RAR unpackers now work even in boot-time scanner
* IM Shield: added support for QQ
* improvements in handling of NTFS streams
* Internet Mail provider now displays the name of the sending/receiving program in the tooltip of its taskbar icon
* implemented a protection against false positives in critical system files
* 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)
* greatly improved performance of the updater, especially in cases where many increments are being downloaded (e.g. avast! installations with outdated virus definitions)
* silent installation now also includes scheduled tasks, if any
* resolved a compatibility issue with Acronis TrueImage (XP 64-bit only)
* compatibility tests with Vista SP1 and XP SP3

OUT NOW!!!! - http://www.avast.com/index.html

gunslinger
03-30-2008, 11:08 PM
Looks cool, but me thinks I'll be sticking with Kaspersky.

Fred_G
03-31-2008, 12:50 AM
I have been using Avast for a while. Still freaks me out when I have my speakers cranked up and I get a 'virus database has been updated' or a potential virus warning late at night...

Updated mine to the new version. Good program in my opinion. And you can't beat the price...

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Jura
03-31-2008, 09:01 AM
The latest version of avast! antivirus - 4.8 - contains the following key enhancements and features listed below.
Anti-spyware built-in

Certified by West Coast Labs Checkmark certification process, avast! antivirus 4.8 now comes with anti-spyware capability built in to the scan engine.


Why must half of the software on my computer have to have anti-spyware scan and removal features?

Is this all versions or paid ones?

Still freaks me out when I have my speakers cranked up and I get a 'virus database has been updated' or a potential virus warning late at night...

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geekhelp4u
03-31-2008, 04:39 PM
Why must half of the software on my computer have to have anti-spyware scan and removal features?

Is this all versions or paid ones?


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All versions.. though, you can find the pro version with a 3 year license on ebay for $8