PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 23, 2011 – While industry testing shows that avast! Free version 5.0 handily beats most paid-for antivirus products, AVAST Software is pushing the envelope even further with the new avast! 7.0 – launching today.
“With our new avast! 7.0 Free Antivirus, we’ve added advanced capabilities that aren’t in any mainstream AV product. Once again, we are providing a free antivirus that often exceeds the protection offered by other paid-for products,” said Vince Steckler, CEO of AVAST Software. “In these tight economic times, there is no reason for people to keep paying for the overpriced AV that they have on their computers.”
There are six good reasons why computer users should remove antivirus products such as Norton or McAfee and install the new avast! Free Antivirus 7.0.
“Put these new 7.0 features together and avast! is again setting the standard for what an antivirus software should provide,” said Mr. Steckler. “And, we haven’t stopped with that. For users that want extra security features, we have added SafeZone™, a new virtual desktop for safe online banking and shopping to our paid-for products.” SafeZone™ shuts out malware like keyloggers, enabling secure financial transactions – even with an infected computer. The SafeZone™ feature is available only in avast! Pro and avast! Internet Security.
Avast (www.avast.com), the global leader in digital security products, protects over 400 million people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs and others. Avast is backed by leading global private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Summit Partners.
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