avast! Free Antivirus – World’s most popular antivirus.Protect your PC against the latest viruses and spyware.
- Software: Avast! Free Antivirus
- Version: 17.8.3705
- License: Freeware
- OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP
- Requirements: No special requirements
- Publisher: AVAST Software s.r.o.
Avast! Free Antivirus description:
Avast! Free Antivirus is a Security software developed by Alwil Software a.s.. Here is the official description for Avast! Free Antivirus:
avast! Free AntiVirus – World’s most popular antivirus
Great for normal browsing, it frequently outranks competitors’ PAID-for suites in independent tests.
Key technologies Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
avast! Intelligent Scanner
Real time anti-rootkit Protection
SMART virus updates
avast! Community IQ
File System / Mail Shield
IM / P2P Shield
Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
State of the art scanning engine provides reliable protection against viruses, spyware and other forms of malicious software.
Real time anti-rootkit protection
Unique “on access” technology checks all kernel-mode drivers that the operating system is loading for signs of rootkit behavior. This enables even unknown rootkits to be detected and stopped before they can do any damage.
avast! Community IQ
Most samples we process come from sensors deployed throughout the avast! community in the Behavior shield and anti-rootkit modules. This is a unique source of data made possible only thanks to our huge user base. Most of the collected samples are analysed by a number of automated Processes and only a small fraction of the samples need to be processed manually by our virus analysts.
When a suspicious executable is encountered (during both on-demand and on-access scanning), avast! is able to emulate the program’s code in an isolated environment. The code emulator is used for two purposes. First, it is used for generic unpacking. Secondly, it is used in the heuristics engine. Technically, this is done using dynamic translation.