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.

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 New Game Mode tailored for playing games – pausing Windows updates, pausing system tasks, setting high performance, setting high priority, pausing all Avast interruptions
  • 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

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – Home Screen

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – Scan Overview

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – SmartScan

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – Software Defender

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – Cleanup

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – Secure VPN

Avast Free Antivirus 2017 Beta – Game Mode

Free Download of Avast 2017 Beta (12.4.2281)

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

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