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avast! Free Antivirus 2015 R3 SP1 v2015.10.3.2225

avast! 2015 is more accurate and easier to use

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 29 July 2015
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Developer: AVAST Software
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avast! Free Antivirus 2015 R3 SP1
avast! 2015 is more accurate and easier to use

Avast! Free Antivirus 2015 is avast!'s latest malware-hunting engine.

Installation is simple and straightforward. Compatibility seems good, too, with the package running happily alongside Norton Internet Security on our test PC.

The program interface is clean and very easy to use. Just click "Smart Scan" and Free Antivirus 2015 immediately runs a quick check for malware. But it now also scans for missing software updates, runs a new Home Security Network Check (wifi status, weak router passwords etc), and even looks for junk files and poorly configured Windows settings.

If you're in a hurry then you can click "Resolve all" and leave the program to sort out the details.

But if you need more control then Avast! Free Antivirus 2015 has plenty to offer. For example, the antivirus engine can check individual files, folders, removable media, commonly infected areas of your PC or the entire system. If that's not enough, you're able to create your own custom scan type by tweaking 30+ settings. And this can be scheduled to run at boot time, daily, weekly, monthly - whenever you like.

The 2015 version can also scan TLS/SSL protected traffic, detecting threats even on HTTPS connections.

Avast DeepScreen now uses hardware virtualisation to run processes in standalone virtual machines, completely isolated from the rest of your system, improving security and detection (you'll need hardware virtualisation to be supported and enabled, of course).

Help has moved completely online, where it's both more complete and more up-to-date.

Of course there's the usual round of bug fixing, too, which this time reportedly involves "a lot of stability & performance changes in all components".

Please note, the program will by default install Google Toolbar. If that's not what you want, pay attention during setup and clear the relevant checkbox when it appears.

Avast 2015 R3 includes these improvements:

- Grimefighter is now redone and called Cleanup.
        - runs without need of reboot
        - much faster
        - runs on more devices (better compatibility)
- Improved Windows 10 compatibility
- Ability to check compatibility issues with other antivirus software
- Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS): an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host
- StreamFilter with HTTPS scanning  is now available also for Windows XP/Vista
- NG is not using Volume Shadow Copy Service anymore

And R3 SP1 brings these minor improvements:

- Fixed problems with HTTPS browsing on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed problems with email clients on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed issues with firewall during program update and during update on Windows 10

Verdict:

A solid antivirus engine with a good range of features, now even easier to use, and generally very compatible with other security tools.

Your Comments & Opinion
 

Not yet ready

Posted by: hippo, 09 November 2014 15:15

crash problem cause by Avast 2015 (lot of post regard this problem); have to abandon Avast virus program, force to go to Microsoft Essential.

nice

Posted by: Tap San, 02 November 2013 06:58

the new ui is great. overall its nice.

Great Anti-Vrus

Posted by: Christopher Rattay, 16 October 2013 02:11

I've using it for 5 years and Avast has kept me safe.I just updated to Avast Free 2014 and I really like it.The Avast Online security plugin is a better,blocks ads and trackers.Thumbs up

Posted by: Shyam Reddy, 19 August 2013 05:26

Excellent for a beta and love the new flat interface. Just one thing I dont like is popups being larger windows than main window and also stats page looks blown out of proportion. Apart from that rock solid on protection and behind the hood. Thanks Avast!

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