New avast! Will Be Compatible With Windows 8.1
UPDATE (2013-08-11): avast! program update version 8.0.1496 is officialy released - check this post 'Update…
Few days ago Avast has released a beta version of Avast Cleanup, the PC optimization and cleaning tool. Cleanup is currently available as a component in all Avast antivirus versions (Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier), but it’s a premium feature which costs $20 a year. Only a scan is free, but you need to pay to actually fix the issues. If you are not interested in the product details, you can go directly to download links.
But the new beta version works as a standalone application, which means you don’t need to have Avast antivirus installed. And what’s best the beta is completely free (14-day trial actually), so you can use it to clean and speed-up your computer running on Windows. We have tested on a computer running on Windows 10 and it worked smoothly. Plus we really like the new “blue” design.
Compared to the current Cleanup it also contains some new features. Complete list of features includes:
Later with the public release the only free features will be scanning and cleaning browser add-ons. To get the rest you would need to pay for the premium version.
To download the free 14-day trial version click on the button below:
Once you finish the download, locate the file “avast_cleanup_setup.exe” and run the installer. Installation itself is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require even a restart.
Source: Official Avast Beta Forum