avast! Home Edition
With the development of network communication, Internet has already widely used in various fields all over the world. But the large numbers of rebarbative programs come into our life too, such as virus, spyware and adware etc. These harmful programs can delete our files, make our computers slow and slower, filch our important information and sensitive privacy, even crash our operating system. So a powerful and easy-to-use anti-virus tool is very important for us indeed. But which one should we select among the lots of anti-virus software in the market? Do you have the same troubles as me? Do not worry about it! Now I introduce you a very simple yet powerful enough utility which I have used for a long time. That is avast! Home Edition which was published by ALWIL Software. Did you hear about it? I insure that it will become a great assistant of you. Your system will keep safe and quick for ever.
avast! Home Edition is a complete anti-virus package, that is is free for registered home non-commercial users. It contains an on-demand scanner with two interfaces (simple for novices and advanced for experienced users), an on-access scanner with Standard Shield (which protects against execution and opening malware programs) and an embedded e-mail scanner which scans incoming and outgoing email messages. avast! Home integrates with the Windows Explorer right click menu and also includes a special screen saver which is able to scan our system while our computer is not in use. Updates are incremental and frequently made available for manual or scheduled download. We will download a 60 days demo, if we would like to continue free usage beyond that time, we`ll need to register from the home page to obtain a free activation key by email. avast! Home Edition is a complete ICSA & Checkmark certified antivirus. It includes the following components: On demand scanner with skinnable simple interface, just select what do we want to scan in which way and press the Play button; On access scanner, special providers to protect the most of available e-mail clients; Instant messaging--ICQ, Miranda; Network traffic--intrusion detection, lightweight firewall; P2P protection for Kazaa, BitTorrent; Web shield--monitors and filter all HTTP traffic; NNTP scanner--scans all Usenet Newsgroup traffic and all operations with files on PC; Boot time scanner--scans disks in the same way and in the same time as Windows CHKDSK does.
The key functions and benefits of avast! Home Edition include: Antivirus kernel: The latest version of avast! antivirus kernel features outstanding detection abilities, together with high performance. We can expect 100% detection of In-the-Wild viruses (viruses already spreading between users) and excellent detection of Trojan horses. The kernel is certified by ICSA; and frequently takes part in the tests of Virus Bulletin magazine, often yielding the VB100 award. The avast! engine also features outstanding unpacking support. It can scan inside the following archives: ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ all 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 a number of executable packers (such as PKLite, Diet, UPX, ASPack, PeShield, FSG, MEW etc.). Last, but not least, it can also scan for viruses hidden in Alternate data streams on NTFS volumes.
Simple User Interface: The Simple User Interface is used to start on-demand scanning, work with the results and change various options. Basic resident protection settings can be modified here.
Standard resident protection: Resident protection (the real-time protection of the operating system), is one of the most important parts of an antivirus program today. avast! features a powerful resident module that is able to detect a virus before it has any chance to infect our computer. avast! Home Edition contains resident protection of the computer file system and a resident module for e-mails and news.
P2P and IM Shields: Avast features a module for the protection of IM (Instant Messaging, "chat") programs, and a module for the protection of P2P (peer-to-peer) programs. The list of supported IM and P2P programs is extensive with more than 30 programs currently supported.
Network Shield: A new resident protection module was added to avast! 4.5: the Network Shield. This module provides protection against known Internet worms/attacks. It analyses all network traffic and scans it for malicious contents. It can be viewed as a lightweight firewall (or more precisely, an IDS (Intrusion Detection System)).
Web Shield: Web Shield is a unique feature of avast! that enables it to monitor and filter all HTTP traffic coming from the Web sites on the Internet. Since an increasing number of viruses (and other malware, such as adware, spyware and dialers) are being distributed via the World Wide Web, the need for an effective countermeasures has also increased.
Automatic updates: Automatic updates are another need in virus protection. Both the virus database and the program itself can be updated automatically. The updates are incremental, with only new or missing data downloaded: thus reducing the transfer heavily. The typical size of a virus database update are tens of KB; program updates are typically in the hundreds of KB range.
Virus Chest: The Virus Chest can be thought of as a folder on our disk drive, having special properties that make it a safe, isolated place suitable for storing certain files. We can work with the files in the Chest, though with some security restrictions.
System Integration: avast! antivirus features outstanding integration into our system. A scan can be started directly from Windows Explorer, by clicking a folder or a file with our right mouse button and selecting the corresponding choice from the menu. Integrated avast!
Virus Cleaner: Since version 4.1, avast! includes the Virus Cleaner, a tool designed for a complete removal of most common infections from already-infected computers. So now is avast! capable even to reliably heal (not only detect) the most common malware.
Support for 64-bit Windows: avast! Home/Professional now fully supports the 64-bit Windows platform. ALWIL Software is anticipating massive take-up of this platform, as Windows XP 64-Bit Edition will support up to 32 GB of RAM and 16 TB of virtual memory, enabling applications to run faster when working with large data sets. Applications can preload substantially more data into virtual memory, allowing rapid access by the 64-bit extensions of the processor.
Internationalization: Commitment to internationalization is one of the key benefits of avast!. During the last 2 years, avast! has been translated to a number of languages and the latest version added additional language modules. Currently the list of supported languages is: English, Bulgarian, Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
avast! Home Edition is a complete anti-virus package, that is is free for registered home non-commercial users. It contains an on-demand scanner with two interfaces (simple for novices and advanced for experienced users), an on-access scanner with Standard Shield (which protects against execution and opening malware programs) and an embedded e-mail scanner which scans incoming and outgoing email messages. avast! Home integrates with the Windows Explorer right click menu and also includes a special screen saver which is able to scan your system while your computer is not in use. Updates are incremental and frequently made available for manual or scheduled download. You will download a 60 days demo, if you would like to continue free usage beyond that time, you`ll need to register from the home page to obtain a free activation key by email.
avast! Home Edition represents the best antivirus protection available and is available free of charge for non-commercial, home use.
It is designed to protect your valuable data and programs, as well as keep itself up-to-date. It also comes with the kind of built-in features that many vendors charge for additionally, or don't include at all such as anti-spyware, anti-rootkit and strong self-protection. Simply install and forget.
All-inclusive and comprehensive protection avast! antivirus Home Edition includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class GMER technology. No additional purchase is required.
Simple to use and automated Just install and go. Automatic incremental updates means that avast! antivirus keeps itself up to date to provide continuous protection of your computer. We've made avast! as simple to use as possible.
Tried and Trusted With over 50 million users of avast!, you can rest assured that you are using one of the most tried and trusted products in Windows security. We support more Windows versions (from Windows 95 to Vista 64 Bit) than any other anti-malware product. No matter what system you have, avast! has it covered.
How to registry avast! Home Edition?
After you install avast! Home Edition, you must re-boot your PC, then it will first see a welcome message, there are informed that in the case of unregistered, you can try 60 days; if registered, can get a team to use a 14-month license code. You can click on that "family edition registration page" link (Professional Edition is the money), the access to registration screen. In the registration screen, fill out the message as long as the filling and press registration, you can prepare Shou Xin (and sometimes may not be as fast as before), because the site will send an e-mail containing license key to E-mail your registration. Once you receive a letter, you should be the first letter of authorization codes to copy them, find the avast anti-virus software icon, right-click, see "About ..." , then you can fill in their application for a license code. After you registered, and should have a 14-month period of use! That period of use to the rear, how should we do? To spend money to buy the professional version? If you wish, of course, no objection; it did not want to spend money to buy it? As long as the re-registration application for an authorization code can be, that is great.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this antivirus software.