Quite surprisingly, avast! 2015 has been released as a first beta version (build number 10.0.2022). We have prepared the review including the download links.

While the user interface hasn’t changed a lot compared to the current 2014 version, there are lot of new features/improvements ‘under the hood’. This will be probably the first version which will miss the complete user interface redesign.

Release date of the final 2015 version is not known yet, however AVAST claims the second beta version will be released in two weeks UPDATE (2014-09-22): avast! 2015 beta2 has been released!

What’s New in avast! Antivirus 2015

The list of new features/improvements includes

  • 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
  • Improved Various Fixes/Improvements – Lots of various bug fixes and improvements resulting in more stable and faster product

Free Download of avast! Antivirus 2015 (beta)

If you are curious to test them out, you can download the avast! 2015 beta version for free. But please note it’s still just a beta version and some things may not work properly.

It should be possible to simply install the beta version over your current version. If something won’t work use the avast! Uninstall Utility and try again.

Screenshots of avast! Antivirus 2015

Below is the screenshot taken from the beta version, the biggest difference on the main screen compared to the current 2014 version, is just a different green status color, and five tiles instead of four in 2014.

avast! Free Antivirus 2015 – Status Windowavast! Free Antivirus 2015 – Status Window

Home Network Security feature is the major change in the new avast! 2015. AVAST is also probably the first antivirus company ever introducing something like this.

avast! Free Antivirus 2015 – Home Network Security Scan Resultsavast! Free Antivirus 2015 – Home Network Security Scan Results

Using the Smart Scan you can easily scan your computer for all important areas – viruses, updates, network security, and system optimization. Then you can resolve them all at one screen.

avast! Free Antivirus 2015 – Smart Scan Resultsavast! Free Antivirus 2015 – Smart Scan Results

Even though the user interface stays (more or less) the same, we are pretty excited from this beta version and can’t wait the public release of the final version.

Source: Official avast! Forum

Written by Paul B.

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    • getavast.net Reply

      Hi RamDal,

      USB scan is there. Go to ‘Scan’ » ‘Create custom scan’ » call it ‘USB scan’ for example and select areas to scan ‘All removable media’.

      • MJ Barbhuiya Reply

        Hi avast team.. Thank u for give us such a wonderful antivirus.. It works really well.. Nobody can’t be able to beat avast antivirus.. For me this is the universe no.1 antivirus

  1. guru sundaram Reply

    the new version avast2015 have automated usbvirus scan when it attached ?
    its use full for user so add the option additonal
    we are waiting for ur new relase

  2. Owen Francis Reply

    Hello , i really appreciate to meet your website , am computer programmer , i would like u send me avast key which work for 38 years . Thanx

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