PRAGUE, Czech Republic, February 28, 2013 – AVAST Software, maker of the world’s most used antivirus, introduces a new version of its consumer security software line. Version 8 brings a number of new technologies and improvements to deliver proactive detection, vulnerability prevention, and user comfort.
“As antivirus should remain focused on stopping viruses, our goal for version 8 was to improve upon what we already do very well,” said AVAST CEO Vince Steckler. “And we’ve been able to achieve that by leveraging our unique advantage: a 177-million-strong worldwide user base.”
AVAST version 8 brings new technologies for proactive detection:
“Our new Evo-Gen system helps create much more efficient definitions, which can often protect against vast sets of malware,” said AVAST CTO Ondrej Vlcek, “including unknown ‘zero-day’ malware, without the risk of generating false positives.”
Further vulnerability prevention closes back-door security holes with:
And new user comfort enhancements offer security at your fingertips with:
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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