Saturday, January 19, 2008

Avast Home Edition

Avast! antivirus is an anti-virus program developed by ALWIL Software based in Prague, Czech Republic, first released in 1988. Avast! was one of the first on-access antivirus programs to be released for Windows x64 edition which is now used worldwide and is available in 27 different languages.

Avast Home Edition 4.7.1098.80107 has become one of the most popular full-featured freeware anti-virus applications for Microsoft Windows users and has had over 14 million downloads on and this program is free for home and non-commercial use.

The software is aimed at preventing several types of computer threats, including those that are not technically computer viruses such as spyware and even rogue anti-spyware, and can also make a virus Recovery DataBase which is used to recover files when they are infected (instead of just deleting them). The product can be downloaded with full text and voice translations to more than 25 different languages.

The avast! Virus Chest is a folder where infected files can be stored when detected. Placing them in the chest causes the files' usage to be disabled and prevents them from causing any harm. The virus chest also stores vital system files to prevent them from virus damage. They still can be run, but the access to the file by any source or other program is blocked until it is removed from the chest.

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