Avast! Free Antivirus: A trial


antivirus

 

According to tech site CNET, Avast! Free Antivirus is running the top for file downloads of the week. It provides some additional features such as AutoSandbox, Remote Assistance and Site Blocking, and runs in real-time.  Avast! also uses the latest of cloud technology to keep up with the modern world.

CNET

Caption: CNET Website Ratings

 

cloud

Caption: Cloud Technology to stream updates and support services

auto-sandbox

Caption: AutoSandbox

Updates

Avast! downloads are considerably quick but take up much bandwidth, thus making your sites load slowly if you’re on a slow connection. However, I simply love the User Interface on the download screen, rather than just XXX% downloaded. I use an Avira paid version myself, and the download screen doesn’t provide me with much information on the filesize or which file it’s on right now.

updates

 

Real-time Shields

real time shields

Another interesting feature to note is the running of eight shields in real-time, each of which you can manually edit settings for. Allows for customization.

Going Pro!

The antivirus program will expire in 19 days even after registration, and here are the prices for acquiring a professional license.  I bought Avira Protection for 3 PC’s at less than $20.00, perhaps Avast! is a better investment due to the additional features. Any way, the choice is up to you. I’d stick to the Avira free antivirus was it not for my mum’s frequency of  online game websites, and the proposition from Avira support for an upgrade to 3 PC’s at an affordable  price. 😀

goin-pro

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: