Avast Antivirus 2014

 

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Avast Antivirus 2014 is one of the Best Free Antivirus

 

Avast Antivirus 2014 Free Download

Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is the newest version of Avast. The new addition of this already solid Antivirus is the Hardened Mode, which is disabled by default, but recommended to be activated for inexperienced users. It is sort of heuristic technology but in other terminology. According to Avast it helps its product to detect new unknown viruses.

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Avast Antivirus 2014 features

Avast Active Protections

  • File System Shield – It scans when a program is executed, a script (javascript) and libraries (dll’s).
  • Mail Shield – It scans inbound mail, outbound mail and newsgroup messages.
  • Web Shield – It scans the web while you are browsing, by default it exclude trusted sites, but it performs intelligent streaming scanning, script scanning and malware URL’s checking. In my experienced it also blocks website advertising pop ups.

Avast Protection settings are good and optimized. However, if you are not satisfied, you have all the right to adjust its settings according to your needs.

Avast Antivirus  2014 Intelligence

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  • Reputation Services – It is file reputation checker via Avast Database.
  • Deepscreen – It screen files and makes Avast a smarter decision maker in executing unknown files.
  • Hardened Mode – It is an Avast extra line of defense for newly made viruses.

Avast Antivirus 2014 Installation

Avast installation is not the fastest, I installed it in my system about 7 to 9 minutes. It offers custom installation, that gives you an option to install it on another partition not just in drive c: which is the  default. The other thing is, be sure to uncheck unnecessary products while installing Avast, such as changing your homepage.

Avast Registration

Avast Free Antivirus 2014 is totally free. However, it is limited only up to 30 days. You need to register it with your email to unlock it for 365 days. Don’t worry, any email address will do, not necessarily your primary email address besides it does not verify your email.

Avast System Requirements

Avast can be installed and run even on Pentium III computers, with 128 MB RAM. It only requires 600 MB Hardware space. It also supports Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 both 32 and 64 bit. Avast also now consider Mac and Android users.

Avast Anti-Malware Compatibility

Avast can join forces with Malwarebytes without having a single problem.

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Avast Virus Detection Rate

Avast was graded by AV Comparatives accordingly

  • 98.7% in Protection rate
  • 96.5% in Detection rate
  • 10 False Alarms

The grades are not really impressive.  Nevertheless, it’s above average considering it’s free.

Avast Uninstallation

The avast un-installation process is remarkably faster than installation. However, inevitable un-installation error may sometimes occur. There were times that I cannot uninstall it because it became corrupted. I experienced it in previous version of Avast.

The good news is Avast provided an Avast Uninstaller to prevent that problem,  the only downside is it requires to be run in safe mode.


Conclusion

Avast can compete even to those paid Antivirus and will likely remain as one of the top 5 Free Antivirus. In this latest version I like the site advisory that shows, check for those trusted websites.

Is Avast a good choice for you?

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