Avast 7 Stable Free Antivirus for Windows, Direct Download Links
Avast is one of the most popular antivirus among Windows users. Avast Software has made available avast! 7 which introduces cloud-based reputation scanning and streaming updates, remote assistance feature and export/import option for configuration settings.
Along with all the new features about which we talk below, avast 7 supports Windows Developer Preview. This is a good news for all users testing Windows 8 Developer Preview on their systems as they can now protect their systems with avast 7. Additionally, avast! users can now monitor the installation of the application through an online interface by visiting https://my.avast.com/. The online interface is read-only for now.
Avast! 7 major new features at a glance:
- Streaming, real-time virus database updates
- File reputation system
- Improved AutoSandbox
- Improved Browser Sandboxing
- Improved WebRep
- Improved SafeZone
- AVAST Management Portal
- Remote Assistance
- Customizable installation
The cloud-based File Rep (file reputation scan) is linked with the Auto-Sandbox feature. Using this feature, Avast opens suspicious files in the sandbox by default and analyzes it for malicious behavior. Avast 7 now includes a specific feature targeted towards Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system known as the Early-Load Antimalware Driver (ELAM). ELAM is designed to work against system-level rootkits and bootkits.
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