CNET editors' review
Reviewed by: Seth Rosenblatt on January 18, 2010
Free 5, an A-list freeware antivirus app, provides the same steadfast
protection of well-known, pricier antivirus programs. Avast is
remarkable for both its effectiveness and arguably providing the most
complete free antivirus on the market.
Avast Free 5, formerly
known as the Home Edition, protects you with multiple guards. The
antivirus, antispyware, and heuristics engines form a security core
that also includes multiple real-time shields. The adjustable mail and
file system shields join the pre-existing behavior, network, instant
messaging, peer-to-peer, and Web shields. The behavioral shield is a
common-sense feature, as security software publishers leverage their
large user bases to detect threats early and warn others. Other new
features include a silent-gaming mode and an "intelligent scanner" that
only looks at changed files after establishing a baseline. The biggest
change in Avast 5, though, is the interface. Gone is the music player
default look, which was skinnable but confusing. In its place is a
sleek UI that new users should find far more manageable. It's also
Aero-friendly, with Explorer-style navigation buttons in case you can't
remember where you tweaked a particular setting.
independent third-party testing has been notably solid, able to hold
its own against better-known programs from Symantec and Microsoft.
Avast 5 Free lacks features in the paid upgrade including antispam
measures, a testing sandbox, a Script shield, and a firewall. Even
without those, Avast Free 5 is probably the strongest, free antivirus
Free Antivirus is based on multiple protective layers that work
together to provide security. The product is designed for the average
consumer who wants easy-to-use protection for basic email and web
surfing. It is limited to home and non-commercial users.
New features match top detection with increased efficiency.
Computer memory requirements for the new antivirus and antispyware
engine have been cut in half. Scanning is 40 percent faster, saving
both time and computer resources. Complete rootkit protection includes
real-time detection to ward off initial installation, on-demand
scanning and boot-time scans. The user friendly 5.0 has a new interface
with easy-to-adjust settings, a context-sensitive help menu and graphs
showing ongoing protection activities. Users can set the time and
conditions for complete scans, with avast even waking up their computer
from hibernation for midnight scans before putting it back to bed.
Multiple shields prevent the spread of malware via email by checking
incoming and outgoing emails for suspect content, identify malware by
its anticipated behavior or by looking out for unusual activity and
attempts at system modifications.
CNET Editor's Note: Avast
Free Antivirus is free to use but requires e-mail registration before
the end of the initial 60-day trial period. Following the registration
you will receive by e-mail a license key valid for a period of 1 year.
What's new in this version:
- Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
Real time anti-rootkit protection
Potentially unwanted program detection
Wake-up for scan
Fast application of updates
File System Shield
Optimized for Intel's new Core i7 chip
Multi-threaded scanning optimization
- Graphical user interface
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