Its real-time protection is based on different shields (agents):
File Agent: checks each program when it is launched and the files when they are opened or closed. Agent Mail: checks all incoming and outgoing e-mail.
Web Agent: Protects your computer from viruses while using the Internet.
P2P Agent: Checks files downloaded with P2P software.
Chat Agent: Checks files uploaded with instant messaging software.
Network Agent: monitors all network activity and blocks threats detected on the network. It also blocks access to known malicious websites in avast! Databases.
Suspicious Actions Agent: Monitors your computer activity, detects and blocks unusual activity that may indicate the presence of malware.
Its daily update is done automatically. It offers the possibility of scanning compressed files, integrates an anti-rootkit, anti-spyware, self-protection to prevent malicious software from stopping Avast ...
The new version of Avast antivirus avast 5, is equipped with a graphical interface, making it pleasant to use, simple and intuitive.
It is also possible to deactivate all or part of the visual and sound alerts, using it in "silent mode".
Based on advanced GMER technology, avast! can now scan for rootkits removal and removal from your system: no disk boot is required.
In order to keep your protection running smoothly, even against the latest threats that may disable your security protection, a powerful self-defense module has been built into avast to ensure no matter what you face, que avast! will continue to protect your valuable programs and data.
The latest version of the avast! has high detection capabilities, as well as outstanding performance. You can expect 100% detection of viruses that threaten the computer world today, and excellent detection of Trojans.
The core is certified by ICSA laboratories; he is a frequent contributor to Virus Bulletin magazine's essays, often winning the VB100 award.
The engine of avast! also has exceptional support for compressed files. It can analyze the contents of the following archives: ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ associated formats), MAPI (Outlook .pst files), DBX (Outlook Express archives), RAR, TAR, GZIP, CAB, BZIP2, ZOO, ACE, ARC, LHA / LHX, TNEF (winmail.dat), CPIO, CHM, RPM, ISO, 7ZIP and SIS. It also supports some executable packages (such as PKLite, Diet, UPX, ASPack, PeShield, FSG, MEW, etc.)
Its ability to scan for viruses hidden in Additional Data Streams (ADS) on NTFS volumes contributes to the efficiency of the software.
Avast, antivirus, enjoys the recognition of the specialized press, and with the general public, and is quoted in numerous publications and press articles, in particular, advised by the magazine "60 Millions of Consumers",