Avast Review

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50% On the New Avast Internet Security

50%

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Avast was developed back in the 1980s by two computer technology innovators from the Czech Repulic. Eduard Kucera and Pavel Baudis quickly developed the worlds top anti-virus software detecting over 1.4 billion malware pieces, with over a billion coming from websites with the help from their large Avast! community. In English avast means stop! making Avast the person name for their internet security software.

Benefits

AVAST! offers one of the most downloaded free antivirus softwares. It however is a free version that not only allows them to use the data to build their database for the paid version, but will obviously not include the paid benefits.

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Some of the benefits that come from the comprehensive database is adjustable mail and file system shields join the pre-existing behavior, network, instant messaging, peer-to-peer, and Web shields. More features they have included is the silent gaming system and an intelligent scanner. You will also enjoy a newly redesigned interface that is simple and easy to use.

Key Features of Avast Internet Security 2011

  • Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
  • avast! Sandbox
  • Silent Firewall
  • Network Shield
  • Web Shield
  • Antispam
  • Behavior Shield
  • avast! iTrack
  • File System / Mail Shield
  • avast! Intelligent Scanner
  • Script Shield
  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • IM / P2P Shield
  • Real time anti-rootkit protection
  • Smart virus updates

Pricing

AVAST! list their Internet Security at $49.95 and covers up to three PC’s for one year.

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Summary

AVAST! surprisingly seemed to be a good all around system with some great features. The AVAST! Internet Security download relatively small and you can be up in running very quickly. In review even with a reboot it only took about five minutes to be up scanning the PC. AVAST! has an outstanding firewall and does a great job at protecting from malicious threats.

The anti-spam feature (recently added) seems to do an excellent job with protecting email attacks to the inbox.

The downside to this suite was there was a slight drag to the PC when running at full operation. Overall this Internet Security suite was very impressive and comes out of review highly recommended. For total PC protection AVAST! is an excellent option.

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