New Program Update (R4 9.0.2021) for avast! Antivirus 2014 Released
avast! has just released fourth program update to the core product, avast! antivirus 2014. Version…
By end of May 2015 Avast is ending support for all older versions of the antivirus products (Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, and Premier). By older versions it is meant version 8 (2013) and lower.
Avast will no longer provide product updates and patches for these versions. Also you won’t be able to receive any customer support from Avast. However the virus definitions updates will still be updated on the same frequency as for the latest version.
If you are still running on the older version you can update to the latest one completely for free. See our guides how to do that
Updating to the latest Avast version will give you better level of protection and access to new tools. As you can see on the chart below, the detection rates of Avast 2015 are much better than 2014.
Avast 2015 vs. Avast 2014 Detection Rates
What is your current Avast version? We definitely recommend to update on the latest 2015.10.2.2218.
Source: Official Avast Blog