Avast Introduces Streaming Updates with New Antivirus Software
Streaming works well for music and movies, so why not push out software updates that way as well? That's the question Avast Software asked itself when building Avast 7, the next major release of its antivirus software set to hit the streets sometime later this year. Avast 7 will give users streaming updates on new malware threats in addition to regular virus database updates, Avast Software says.
"Instead of our clients having to 'pull' in the updates, we can 'push' it to them," said Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of Avast Software. "Once we have decided to publish an update, we can push it out to all of our users in minutes."