No joke, the brand new avast! 2014 (version 9) is real! It seems that some private information about the new version have leaked, and we’re presenting you details about the new avast! antivirus – including impressive images.

At the first sight, the new version looks awesome. Although there probably won’t be any new, really cool features. avast! 2014 will be mostly about the redesigned user interface, and lightness on the system resources.

Please note that avast! 2014 hasn’t been officialy announced yet has been officially announced on the avast! Forum, but the information seem really legit. We can’t wait when the public beta will be out, and we’re sure you will be too after checking this preview.

Update (2013-08-18): avast! 2014 beta (version 9.0.2000) is officially out and you can download it from the links below. You can simply install it on top of your existing avast! antivirus.

First of all, let’s check the new features

  • DeepScreen Technology – brings much more intelligent decisions when opening new, or unknown files
  • Hardened Mode – makes computer extremelly protected by not allowing running any other files than 100% clean ones
  • Rescue Disc – creates bootable CD or USB for cleaning computer before the operating system starts
  • Do-Not-Track (DNT) – makes your web browsing anonymous

There will be plenty of improvements, too

  • New SafeZone – redesigned SafeZone technology allowing users to switch in/out via one-click
  • New Firewall – new Firewall engine ensuring better compatibility with the latest Windows 8
  • Continuous Streaming Updates (CSU) – even faster than in current version 8, pushing new virus definitons to users every 3.75 minutes
  • Smaller installer – much smaller installer, less than 60 MB compared to the current 120 MB
  • Faster scan – new antivirus scan engine will be twice as faster as the current one for .EXE files, and ten times faster for scanning web pages
  • Deeper account integration – allowing managing all devices from the avast! user interface

And last, but not least, check out the brand new interface

avast! Antivirus 2014 Preview - Status Windowavast! Antivirus 2014 Preview – Status Window

avast! Antivirus 2014 Preview - Scan Windowavast! Antivirus 2014 Preview – Scan Window

avast! Antivirus 2014 Preview - Rescue Disc Windowavast! Antivirus 2014 Preview – Rescue Disc Window

avast! Antivirus 2014 Preview - Settings Windowavast! Antivirus 2014 Preview – Settings Window

So how do you like the new avast! 2014? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: RejZor’s little secrets – avast! Antivirus 2014 announced! | Official avast! Forum

Written by Paul B. | Team

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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  1. Reinhard Reply


    when trying to create a recue-cd (or USB) the procedure is going on for downloading last virus-definitions after selecting where i want to store the ISO (or USB).
    But never i can see any ISO, or anything on my USB-stick after the procedure is finished. No error messages.

    Does anyone have already successfully made those CD (USB-stick) ?

    Maybe it’s necessary for configure more on my AVAST, but please let me know your support!


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