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[PCMAG] Avast releases updated version 6.0

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380782,00.asp

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AVAST Software today announced the release of avast! Free version 6.0, an antivirus solution that's totally free for non-commercial use. This edition includes a protective layer called Script Shield that was previously available only in the Pro edition. It also adds two new features called WebRep and AutoSandbox.

Script Shield adds to the products basic Web protection by actively scanning scripts found on Web pages and blocking those found to be malicious. It's a small but significant addition to real-time protection. Vince Steckler, AVAST's CEO, noted that simple signature-based detection is a black-and-white proposition; either a file is recognized as bad or not. AutoSandbox offers a third choice for files that manifest suspicious behavior but don't match a known signature. When avast! detects a suspicious file it gives the user a chance to run it in the sandbox, meaning it can't do any permanent damage.
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http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
Edited by Diabolical999 - 2/23/11 at 8:55pm
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Just installed it. The menu gui is exactly the same as 5.0. But yeah, a few more customization options and couple more features have been implemented in 6.0. Glad script blocking is now free and included, and not exclusive to the pay version anymore.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 2/23/11 at 8:51pm
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Have Avast! v6.0 on my netbook, and it barely, and I mean barely, uses resources. Prefect for a Netbook as far as I am concerned. Uses maybe 3mb of ram.
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is avast / avg still necessary?

I switched from AVG -----> Microsoft Security Essentials years ago and love it.
    
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