Download Free Avast Antivirus 5.1.864

I have recently written about Norton Internet Security 2011 which can be used for 90 days freely without activation or licensing but if you want to go with a free security solution, Avast has been updated to the new version. So using Avast free antivirus for basic internet security will be a wise decision.

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Let’s take a look at what Avast offers in comparison with Norton:

  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spyware
  • Web Shield
  • Anti-rootkit
  • Automatic updates
  • Strong self-protection
  • Virus Chest
  • Antivirus kernel
  • System integration
  • Simple User Interface
  • Integrated Virus Cleaner
  • Resident protection
  • Support for 64-bit Windows
  • P2P and IM Shields
  • Internationalization
  • Network Shield

While all these features are available in the Avast Internet Security which can be purchased for $39.99 promotional offer until January 31st, Avast free Antivirus offers the basic antivirus and antispyware capabilities.

Here are some of the improvements to the new Avast Free Antivirus 5.1.864:

  • boot-time scanner now available even in 64-bit Windows
  • big improvements in the Behavior Shield
  • improvements in the antirootkit engine
  • improvements in the cleaning module
  • stability/performance improvements in the Web Shield
  • CommunityIQ improvements
  • added support for sound packs
  • minor improvements in the user interface
  • minor fixes in the firewall

The new Avast Antivirus free can be downloaded from FileHippo.

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