UPDATED February 7, 2017 Avast has just released the final version of Avast Antivirus 2017. Read our full review including free download links.

UPDATED January 7, 2017 Yesterday Avast has released a new version of the beta 2017 (build 17.1.2282) which contains a lot of fixes (268 in fact) and design changes. We have updated the article and screenshots accordingly.

After many months since the last Avast beta version has been released, the new one is here and it contains some major changes. Although the build version is still number 12 (12.4.2281), it isn’t clear whether this is version 2017 or not. The next beta released is planned by the end of January 2017.

As always you can try the new version completely for free, including the premium products Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier. If you are not interested in the details, you can go directly to download links.

Avast 2017 List of Changes and New Features

Besides the new design there is unfortunately not much confirmed officially. What we have noted so far

  • NEW User interface is completed redesigned and the main color seems to be purple for all product tiers (based on the recent Avast brand changes). New design also includes animated tray icon
  • NEW New Game Mode tailored for playing games – pausing Windows updates, pausing system tasks, setting high performance, setting high priority, pausing all Avast interruptions
  • NEW SecureDNS module
  • UPDATED Lot of background changes and optimizations for better stability and performance
  • UPDATED Some features have been renamed SecureLine VPN is now Secure VPN, Software Updated is now Software Defender, Home Network Security is now Wi-Fi Inspector

Avast 2017 User Interface Screenshots

As you can see from the screenshots below the new Avast 2017 is very different compared to the current version. The user interface is no longer white and orange, but rather dark blue and purple. Overall the user interface is very modern, light and clean. The only thing which feels like it doesn’t belong there is the white banner at the bottom of the home screen.

Also the whole interface is much bigger compared to the current one. The new one is 1010 x 674 pixels while the old one is only 802 x 562 pixels.

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Home Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Home Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Antvirus Scans Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Antvirus Scans Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Software Updater

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Software Updater

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) SecureLine VPN

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) SecureLine VPN

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Cleanup Premium

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Cleanup Premium

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Game Mode

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 (Beta) Game Mode

Free Download of Avast 2017 Beta (17.1.2282)

To try out the new beta, download the installer from the official Avast servers using the links below

Although the version has been released to public, it probably contains lot of bugs. The safest way to try it is using the Virtual Machine appliance. Let us know in the comments below how do you like it and especially the new user interface. We really love it.

Additional Notes

Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta screenshots in this article, new version is available for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, 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.

Please note it’s still just a beta version and probably contains lot of bugs. We recommend installing it on the Virtual Machine.

Source: Official Avast Forum

Written by Paul B. | Team GetAvast.net

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.

This article has 2 comments | Did we miss anything? Just let us know in the comments!

  1. Claudiano Reply

    Parabéns pelo site, espero que façam mais artigos daqui para frente, pois o site está muito parado, também amo o Avast e adoro saber todas as atualizações novas, por isso escolhi esse site, até mais 🙂

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