Avast has made available for download the first beta of its forthcoming Avast 6 Antivirus (free), Avast Antivirus (PRO), and Avast Internet Security software. The latest version of Avast security software come with many new features such as AutoSandbox and SafeZone.
Avast 6 needs to be installed from scratch. In other words, if you are using the previous version of Avast, you need to uninstall it before installing Avast 6. Here are the list of changes/improvements in the latest version:
# AutoSandbox – suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
# WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
# Script Shield now even in the Free AV
# Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
# SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
# Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
# Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
# New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
# Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
# Sidebar gadget
# Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
# Improvements in the avast! sandbox
The AutoSandbox feature allows you automatically run any suspicious program inside the sandbox. The Avast WebRep module allows you view reputations ratings for each website you visit, and even the results of the web searches you make.
Download Avast 6