If you are following our news regularly, you probably already knew the Avast 2015 beta has been out there quite a few weeks. Last week Avast finally announced the official version 2015 is released (build number 10.0.2206)! Unofficially it’s called version 10.
Update is available for free for all the core antivirus products for Windows (Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier).
What’s New in Avast Antivirus 2015
Avast 2015 comes with a lot of new features and improvements.
New Home Network Security – Will scan your network (router, Wi-Fi, connected devices) for vulnerabilities like factory (default) password on your router, or shared Wi-Fi connection for anyone. This feature makes Avast 2015 totally unique
New Smart Scan – Will scan everything at once, which includes virus and malware scan, Software Updater, Home Network Security, and GrimeFighter. Then you can easily resolve all found issues on one screen
New HTTPS scanning – Web shield will be able to scan also the encrypted HTTPS traffic, so you won’t get infected even if the bad guys will use the encryption
New SecureDNS (available only in the paid-for products) – Will protect your router/client against DNS hijacking which is quite popular type of attack in these days
New NG Technology – Virtualization tool for running Windows processes and applications in the safe virtual environment. Improves detection rates of Avast DeepScreen. Should be also used in Avast SafeZone and Avast Sandbox in later updates
New GrimeFigther FREE – PC optimization tool Avast GrimeFighter now comes in two versions – free and premium. Free version tweaks system settings, and removes junk files, while the premium one also disables useless applications
NewKarma Points – Earn points for certain actions performed in Avast, or for recommending it to your friends. Later it should be possible to use them for a free upgrade to paid version
ImprovedUser Interface – User interface has been slightly redesigned to be more straightforward and easy to use
Improved Various Fixes/Improvements – Lots of various bug fixes and improvements resulting in more stable and faster product
Download Avast 2015 for FREE
It should be possible to simply install the final version over your current version. If something won’t work use the Avast Uninstall Utility and try again.
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