Avast Software, the maker of the most trusted antivirus in the world has launched Avast 2014, the latest edition of its antivirus and internet security range.
Avast 2014 comes in four consumer variations: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier – and in more than 40 languages. AVAST also provides world-class protection for businesses and mobile devices.
The AVAST Chief Executive Officer Vincent Steckler said “The new avast! 2014 delivers on our commitment to provide faster, better protection to the market, It’s the culmination of 25 years of research and the experience of protecting nearly 200 million devices – far more than any other antivirus product.”
The most noticeable change is the interface, which should increase usability on both desktop devices as well as on touch screens.
The new products feature a new protection mode, called Hardened Mode, designed especially for novice users. It relies on Avast’s file reputation service (Community IQ), which crowd-sources information from the almost 200 million devices currently protected by Avast products.
Hardened Mode is a very restrictive measure that makes sure only safe files run on the system; these are either files with good reputation or already whitelisted by Avast.
Rescue Disk is a new feature that extends the functionality of the security package by creating a bootable media that can be used for offline scanning and cleaning infected systems. It relies on threat signatures so it is advisable to be created just before use, on a clean machine.
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