Shortly after program update 8.0.1488 released on 2nd of May, there is another one 8.0.1489 released a week after. It has been a 4th program update this year so far.

There are some nice fixes and important upgrades so don’t wait with updating your product. You will probably see the blue pop-up message right in your system tray offering you update to latest version. In case you aren’t sure how to do that – check our easy guide ‘How to Update Your avast! Antivirus to 2013‘. And as always with avast! the program update is completely free.

Both recent program updates together bring following stuff to all avast! core consumer products (Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, and Premier)

  • Brand new VPN feature/component called avast! SecureLine – we’ll providing more information about it
  • Improved Software Updater including less frequent pop-ups
  • Fixed BSOD in aswTdi.sys
  • Fixed WebRep crashes in Internet Explorer, and not saving position in Firefox
  • Improved compatibility with screen readers
  • Improved product stability and performance
  • Minor fixes in GUI

According to the topic on official avast! forum, it should be safe to update the program as there are no frequent/major issues so far.

Written by Paul B. | Team

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.

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  1. Palash Reply

    i want to offline/manualy update file download mu avest free antivirus,so plzzzzzzzzzzz tell me…how i do this

    • Reply

      Do you want to update your program or just the virus definitions?

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