Exploring Features of Avast Antivirus Software


    Exploring Features of Avast Antivirus Software

    Avast is an antivirus that can detect and remove viruses effectively. It has offered with a 60-day trial version. But after which, you will have to register to be able to avail of the free version. Registration will only require you to key in your email address and you can then download and install Avast antivirus to get you protected.

    Avast antivirus and anti-spyware engine is offered on a Free Antivirus for regular and conventional internet protection, Pro Antivirus that is for customizable security, and Internet Security which brings you the best protection.

    Let us first explore the reason why Avast is a reliable, dependable, and excellent antivirus. It protects your computer from viruses, spyware and other harmful or potentially harmful software from invading and infecting your PC.

    Avast has a real time anti-rootkit protection that inspects all kernel-mode drivers of your computer. It will detect symptoms and manifestations of a rootkit behavior stopping and preventing it from causing damage to your operating system. It also has the “avast! Community IQ” which offers you behavior shield and anti-rootkit features. This data source analyzes the viral behavior and acts on it. The code emulator of Avast can imitate the viral program code. This emulator is effective for generic unpacking and for heuristic purposes. This means that the virus and even those that are showing signs of a virus are prevented from invading your PC. The heuristics engine of Avast can detect those malware and spyware that is undetectable by the conventional antivirus specifications.

    Exploring the features deeper, it also has a boot-time scanner that works even before the operating system is initiated and prior to the activation of the antivirus itself. But this is only feasible for those that are using 32-bit OS. It also has a wake-up scan. If your computer had sleep or after the computer hibernated, it will automatically perform its scanning functions. Apart from that, you can also customize your scanning schedule and select the files to scan. With its Intelligent Scanner, you do not have to scan your files again and again. It can categorize the safe and trusted files that do not need scanning and focus on files that require scanning. This makes it fast in virus detection and prevention. The Behavior Shield is designed to report and prevent any potential files that have a viral behavior. Avast offers shield for your mail, web, P2P, IM, networks and more. This is a holistic and overall protection for you.

    Avast Antivirus also has Smart virus definition updates. This means that the antivirus itself periodically updates itself with the latest upgrades. You can have frequent updates. This you can avail at a minimum demand for your CPU. If you are an online gamer, you can enjoy uninterrupted playing with a silent or gaming mode feature. You can say goodbye to pop-ups while you play. And with Avast multithreaded scanning optimization, this antivirus is much more efficient on the latest computers that have dual or multi-core processors.

    Other features and specifications of Avast include silent firewall, anti-spam and “avast! Sandbox” that allows running of harmful files in a virtual milieu. It also has script shield and command-line scanner.

    You don’t have to worry about your computer system being invaded and infected by viruses, malware, spyware and more. Avast is the excellent and superior option when it comes to protection for your computer. Install one now, before it’s too late.

    Regards Sharath Reddy