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Windows 7: Latest version of Avast Antivirus

13 Nov 2008   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Latest version of Avast Antivirus

Latest Version of Avast Antivirus Released

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WHQL Version: 10.0.2206 (free version)
Release Date: October 21st 2014

Note   Note
Available through program update option.

If you already have Avast installed, then you can click on Maintenance, Update, and Update Program to update to the new version. You will need to restart the computer afterwards.

Avast 2015 (10.0.2206) Free Antivirus Download Page
(Click on Download, and the No thanks, I want free protection option)

Release History

Here is the list of major changes/improvements:

• HTTPS scanning
Ability to detect and decrypt TLS/SSL protected traffic in the Web-content filtering component. This feature will protect you against viruses coming through HTTPs traffic as well as adding compatibility for SPDY+HTTPS/ HTTP 2.0 traffic. You can tune/disable this feature in the settings section.

A hardware based virtualization solution capable of running each Windows process in standalone safe virtualized environment (VM) and fully integrated to your desktop. Each process is executed in its own instance of VM, which means totally isolated from your other applications. This feature is now powering the Avast DeepScreen, resulting in better detection. Avast NG requires HW virtualization enabled.

• SecureDNS (this feature is active in the paid versions only)
A new provider which guards against unprotected DNS/DNS hijack on a router/client (including unsecured networks, public ones, etc.).

• Home Network Security
Scan your home network for vulnerabilities (wifi status, connected devices, router settings, factory passwords, etc.). It helps to discover potential problems not isolated on the particular device only, but in the entire network of devices you use or connect to the Internet from.

• Smart Scan
Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software updates, Home Network, GrimeFighter). One scan, different results and recommendations.

• New Support System
Easy contact for paid users to submit a ticket with all info included automatically. Improved knowledge base for free users. Help is completely online and is more up to date.

• General bugfixing
This covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components).

warning   Warning
Avast Free Antivirus is a free antivirus program, but you will need to register it each year to get a free license key for it.
  • avast! Free Antivirus works for 30 days after installation in trial mode
  • After 30 days you need to register to get your free license key and stay protected
  • Your free license key is sent within 24 hours by e-mail after registration
  • If the license does not come in 24 hours please check your junk or SPAM folder
  • You need to enter the license key in the program to continue to use it after the 30-day trial period

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13 Nov 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Brink....

Thanks for the update!

Later Ted
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13 Nov 2008   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're welcome Ted.
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14 Nov 2008   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Thanks from me too Brink, I thought that it would auto update the program on its own.

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14 Nov 2008   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Mr Grim.

It will if you have it set to automatic update in the program control panel.

Later Ted
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14 Nov 2008   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks Brink!
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14 Nov 2008   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're welcome guys.

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14 Nov 2008   #8

Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x64, Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 x86, Fedora 9 i386, Ubuntu 8.04 x86_x64

Avast! is definitely the best antivirus for Windows, after being totally satisfied with the home edition for a couple of years I moved on to pro. But thanks for getting the word out so people with other AVs could get one that actually doesn't bother them. The most useful feature by far is P2P protection which scans Limewire downloads as soon as they're finished.
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15 Nov 2008   #9

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)

Gaving never used Avast before I nearly jumped out of my skin a few minutes ago when Avast announced in loud stentorian tones that it had updated itself. I had no idea it had a verbal updater.
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15 Nov 2008   #10

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview

Whenever I install it for anyone I always wait for that bit ...He he ..
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