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Avast has just released new update to the Avast Antivirus 2017. Build version is 17.5.2302. As always with Avast, you can update to the latest version completely for free. If you are not interested in the update details, you can go directly to download links.
The major change is the new feature called Ransomware Shield which is available in the premium products Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier. There is already an Anti-Ransomware Protection (part of the Behavior Shield) in all Avast versions, including the free one. However this is an additional layer which allows user to set up protected folders and list of apps which have read/write access to them.
Another ransomware protection is extremely useful, considering all the latest attacks like WannaCry or Petya. Plus Avast (and AVG) is doing extremely well in terms of protection as it was the only free product which stopped 100% of attacks with 0 false-positives in the recent Real-World Protection Test from AV-Comparatives.
Full list of changes/fixes contains:
For more information about the program update, checkout our full guide on ‘How to Update Your Avast Antivirus 2017 for Free‘. Alternatively you can download the latest installer from the official Avast servers using the links below.
You can install the latest version on the top of your current one. There is no need to uninstall it first.
Although we have used Avast Internet Security 2017 screenshots in this article, new version is available for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, or Avast Premier).
Avast 2017 should be compatible with all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.