avast! Free Antivirus Review 8.0.1489
Avast! Free Antivirus is one of the leading antivirus suites available today, and it is available completely free for those who want to use it for personal use. Avast! Free Antivirus software consistently gets excellent reviews from customers and critics alike, and it is easily available through the publisher's website as a compact download that does not come weight down with any unnecessary software products.
Avast! Free Antivirus is extremely easy to install. Once installed, the user should allow it to update itself so that it has the most recent virus definitions. The user can either scan their computer immediately or they can schedule a scan to occur at specific times. They can also choose between a fast surface scan or a slower, in-depth scan of their system.
The antivirus suite comes with many of the features that are found in commercial antivirus products today. These features include a firewall, email scanning capabilities, web monitoring, instant messaging monitoring and more. The user can select which of these capabilites that they want to use. This means that if they'd prefer not to have their emails scanned, or if their emails are already being scanned separately by another software suite, they can choose not to let Avast! scan them.
Avast! not only protects from viruses but also from spyware and malware. These items may not be directly harmful to a computer system but they can send personal information to third parties and compromise a person's identity. The newest version of Avast! also offers remote assistance so that other parties can log into a user's computer to help them when they have problems and also offers new ways of blocking email advertisements.
Avast! Free Antivirus is a truly comprehensive antivirus software solution. The free version comes with practically anything that most users would need, and is extremely competitive with more expensive versions of the same product. The professional and paid for version of Avast! allows users to view unsafe websites and run unsafe programs while still being protected from harmful changes to their system. Premiere versions also allow users to log into their computer remotely and keeps software on the computer automatically updated.