Avast 2019 Free Internet Security Announced

Avast's debut their latest effort to protect your PC

by Aaron Macarthy Beards Oct 10, 2018 at 2:25 PM

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    Avast 2019 Free Internet Security Announced
    Avast, the Czech Republic based company, has announced their latest PC security suit. The Company was founded in 1988, in Prague, and has a long history in the production of PC security software. They are hoping that increased use of AI will make this new release their best solution yet.
    Improved Threat Detections

    Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), the company claims that its new software ensures enhanced detection of phishing websites by automatically checking a site's URL for suspicious tokens, domain meta information, and inspecting the visual aspects of sites.

    Do Not Disturb Mode

    The new Do Not Disturb Mode silences alerts, including those from third-party applications such as Windows, email, chat and browser notifications while users run applications in full screen. Do Not Disturb Mode is a free feature and prevents applications from distracting or embarrassing users while gaming or presenting.

    Sensitive Data Shield

    ‘Sensitive Data Shield’ is a feature, that Avast claims will protect premium customers with an additional safety net. According to the company, the feature identifies sensitive files, such as tax files, health records, and travel documents, and gives users the option to “shield” and protect access to these files. This way, unauthorized third parties and programs, such as malware, are unable to read or alter the files.
    Improved Smart Scan

    Avast's Smart Scan feature combines scans for viruses, software updates, network problems, and performance issues into one concentrated scan. They state that this allows free and premium users to check for a range of issues with just one click and has been optimized to scan and identify any problems with the PC, twice as quickly as before.

    Enhanced network security

    Avast's Wi-Fi Inspector feature scans routers, PCs and mobiles as well as IoT devices connected to users’ network. According to Avast it provides solutions on how to fix issues found and has been enhanced for improved device identification and more thorough detection of security vulnerabilities and similar weaknesses . The feature displays devices found on the network in a detailed map, making it easier for people to navigate and control the devices connected to their local network.

    All Avast 2019 products include real-time protection from viruses, spyware, ransomware, rootkits, Trojans and other malware. The company states that this protects users from unsafe links, downloads and email attachments, as well as from dangerous websites, links and downloads.

    Avast Free Antivirus also alerts users of security risks in the home network with Wi-Fi Inspector as well as password management with Avast Passwords. The software also offers vulnerability patching with ‘Software Updater’.

    Avast Internet Security costs £49.99. Its users get advanced protection from ransomware with Ransomware Shield and the ability to run files in a safe environment with Sandbox as well as Firewall and Anti-Spam protection.

    Avast Premier costs £59.99 and it offers users the option to protect user from spies via Webcam Shield, and to safely delete no longer needed but sensitive files with Data Shredder.

    Avast 2019 is available from their website now.

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