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avast! Pro AntiVirus 5.1 Free Software Download

avast! Free Antivirus often outperforms our competitors´ paid products and is the minimum protection you should have — it provides great protection against viruses and spyware. But for best protection against the latest and constantly changing internet threats

avast! software has just released the general availability of the new Avast! Antivirus 5.1 after resolving a few issues discovered from the beta versions testing. According to Whole Product Dynamic Test conducted by AV-Comparatives, avast! has scored impressive score of 96.4% in protection rate.

The update to the latest version of 5.1 (build string 5.1.864) is available for all 3 flavors of avast! consumer products which include avast! Free Antivirus, avast! Pro Antivirus and avast! Internet Security, where the avast! Free Antivirus is the freeware version of avast! Antivirus software.

Below is the overview of the new features available in version 5.1 and note that all features from 5.0 are inherited as well:

  • Improved 64-bit support which include 64-bit boot-time scanner and 64-bit Outlook Antispam Toolbar for Outlook 2010

  • Improved cleaning of malware infections

  • Improvements in Behavior Shield and better handling of false positives.

  • Improvements in antirootkit engine and cleaning module.

  • Enhanced stability and performance improvements in Web Shield and Network Shield to provide real-time protections especially the defense against drive-bys attack from web browsing.

  • Sandboxing feature – users can run high risks application such as web browser in a restricted virtual environment which prevents the host system from exploitation.

  • Pro Antivirus - better protection during web surfing. Full-featured antivirus software. Better than our free antivirus, especially for web surfing, but without the firewall and antispam included in avast! Internet Security. Also if you wish to customize your security, this is the recommended software.

  • Continuous protection against viruses and spyware.

  • Ensures all mails sent and received are clean

  • Keeps you protected from "chat" infections

  • Stops attacks from hijacked websites

  • Lets you safely browse suspicious websites or run unknown applications

  • Allows safe and uninterrupted gaming

  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7

  • New user interface

New Features Overview

  • Improved Antivirus and anti-spyware engine

  • New avast! Intelligent Scanner

  • New Silent/Gaming Mode

  • New Behavior Shield

  • New avast! Sandbox

  • Smart virus updates

  • Real time anti-rootkit protection

  • avast! Community IQ

  • Behavioral Honeypots

  • Green computing

  • avast! iTrack

  • File System / Mail Shield

  • Web Shield

  • IM / P2P Shield

  • Network Shield

  • Script Shield

While waiting for the official posting of Avast! 5.1 Antivirus, here’s the direct links to get the full installers for Windows users:
avast! Pro AntiVirus 5.1 Free Software Download avast! Pro AntiVirus 5.1 Free Software Download Reviewed by Imran Baig on 7:05:00 AM Rating: 5
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