avast! Premier Antivirus 2014

avast! revolutionizes home security

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avast! Premier Antivirus is an antivirus that needs no introduction. Praised by many users for protecting their PCs, avast! software offers comprehensive security in a way that’s efficient and easy to handle, all backed up by a brand that you can trust.

Everything you need for safeguarding your PC

avast! Premier Antivirus provides real-time protection for your computer. It constantly updates its database of virus definitions to ensure you get maximum protection against viruses and spyware. Five different types of scans are available. You’ll get a rapid, meticulous scan which will target removable media and files that you choose, as well as launching a scan when you boot up your computer. avast! Premier Antivirus is also able to scan rootkits at system startup.

avast! Premier Antivirus also offers a selection of tools to help you perform various tasks: there's a tool for updating the software on your computer; a tool for cleaning your browser (of toolbars and unwanted extensions); a tool that lets you use it via remote control (to control your PC or your mobile devices remotely and troubleshoot a friend's computer); and a tool for creating rescue disks.

There is also SafeZone, an environment that allows you to browse securely and privately on the internet while you shop online or do your banking, for example. The Sandbox allows the execution of software with less risk to the operating system through the use of a virtual environment. avast! Premier also includes a silent firewall that blocks hackers and other unauthorized access attempts from attacking your PC. In addition, attacks by spam emails and phishing attempts are neutralized by the anti-spam agent. Finally, with avast! Premier Antivirus, you can use the AccessAnywhere feature to take full control of your computer remotely, as well as the useful 'secure file deletion' function.

A new interface and improved performance

For the 2014 version, avast! Premier Antivirus completely revised its installation process (the size of the installation file has also been halved). This ensures quicker, easier and more secure operation.

avast! Premier Antivirus has undergone a complete redesign of its interface, resulting in the most important changes since version 5.0: it's now clearer and allows easy access to various features and settings from a sidebar. The avast! Premier Antivirus home page is now customizable and lets you add up to four shortcuts to easily access the tools you use most often (scan, clean your browser, etc.).

With avast! Premier Antivirus 2014, an optimized scan engine means scans are faster. Scanning EXE files is twice as fast, while scans of text content (web pages and scripts) are up to 10 times faster.
The memory usage of avast! Premier Antivirus has been optimized. The software will only load modules in use, thereby reducing the amount of memory used by avast! and leaving more memory free for other, unrelated tasks.

A first rate antivirus

With a great new interface, enhanced protection and advanced settings, avast! Premier Antivirus should be your first choice if you're looking for a reliable antivirus.

avast! Premier Antivirus 2014's new features

New interface
Improvements to the installation process
Performance enhancements (reduction of installation packages, quicker scanning of files, optimized memory usage)
New plugins for browsers
DeepScreen: technology that allows avast! to make better decisions in real time when an unknown file is executed
Hard mode: intended for inexperienced users to lock down their computer more securely
Continuous system updates improvements
Improved malware cleaning
Uses enhanced memory

Pros +
  • 5 protection shields
  • New installer and interface
  • Remote help feature
  • W8 compatible
  • Second line installation option
  • Much better resource consumption
Cons -
  • Nothing so far


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File size:
4.6 MB
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
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