avast! 4 Home Edition is a free complete ICSA certified antivirus software for home noncommercial use. avast! obtained VB100% awards in 2002/3 Virus Bulletin comparative reviews under Windows XP Pro.
avast! Home Edition includes the following components:
- On Demand Scanner - with Skinnable Simple Interface - just select what do you want to scan in which way and press the Play button.
- On Access Scanner - resident scanning of all files being opened, read and written and behavior blocker monitoring dangerous actions of viruses.
- E-mail scanner easily integrates with most mail clients and it checks both incoming and outgoing mails, it provides heuristic analysis of mail content to protect against new Worms.
- Resident protection for IM programs (MSN Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, mIRC, Trillian) and P2P programs (Kazaa, KazaaLite, DirectConnect, DC++, WinMX etc.).
- Boot Time Scanner - scans disks in the same way and in the same time as Windows CHKDSK does (on NT/2000/XP only).
- Explorer Scanner - right click on the object allows you to scan it.
- Screen Saver Scanner - integrates with your Screen Saver to scan PC during your coffee breaks.
- Virus Chest - safety isolated folder to store infected, suspicious and even some system files - to restore them.
What's new in this version:
- avast is now able to unpack almost all ASPack variants
- improved work with packed EXEs - mainly actions (move to Chest etc.)
- fixed a problem that was causing some temp files to be left over by the WinEXEC unpacker
- improvements in the setup/update engine
- avast is now checking presence of other (incompatible) AV programs, such as Norton Antivirus
- fixed saving in the SMTP Settings dialog
- heuristics in the Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange providers now su... See all new features »