Avast Free Antivirus Download version 6.0 offers an improved core protection engine which scans better and faster to protect your computers against viruses, spyware and other malicious agents. Its interface is virtually identical to the version 5. So, that cuts the learning curve to use Avast 6.0.
Avast antivirus is only the second antivirus option to offer a sandboxing tool for free. AutoSandbox provides a virtualized environment to run any suspicious applications. Whenever Avast antivirus identifies a new and suspicious application, it will prompt users to run the application in the sandbox. While the application is running, Avast antivirus will scan it for threats and if it deems the application’s code to be dangerous or malicious, it will shutdown the virtual computer. Hence, ensuring the user’s real machine remains safe.
Avast antivirus 6.0 new WebRep is a browser-security add-on, which supports a search result ranking and website reputation service that uses a combination of data from Avast’s virus labs and user voting to determine a safety score for a site.
Avast 6.0 has also introduced the Script Shield which detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and damaging your computer.
Avast antivirus version 6.0 the “restore factory settings” option in the troubleshooting section. There is also the option to restore the Shields settings only while leaving other changes untouched.