150 Million Registered Avast Users and Counting
Article by George Norman
On 14 Mar 2011
When millions and millions of people flock to use a software application, it is a pretty big clue that the application in question is a properly good one. Based on that line of reasoning, we can safely say that AVAST Software, the Prague-based company that specializes in the development of security software solutions for Windows, Mac and Linux, definitely has a popular product on its hands.

So how many millions flocked to use Avast!, the security software solution offered by AVAST Software? According to the developer, more than 150 million people out there use Avast! AVAST Software said that on the 4th of March “someone installed Avast! Free Antivirus and pushed the ‘Register’ button at JUST the right time: to be the 150 millionth registered user!

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The 150 millionth registered user is a woman; she won an all expenses paid trip to Prague for two (this means airplane tickets and hotel accommodation) and $2,000 spending money. $2K may not seem like much in the US, but it’s definitely a big amount by Prague standards.

In related news, the latest version of AVAST Software’s free antivirus product is Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0. When it was released to the public, that was late last month, AVAST software said that vast! Free Antivirus 6.0 is “leaner and meaner” than its predecessor.

Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0 features eight real-time shields and two new script and behavior shields that are meant to keep threats at bay. You can enable/disable each shield individually and play with their individual settings. To offer even more protection, Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0 comes with a web reputation plugin (warns you when you want to access dodgy sites; works with Internet Explorer and Firefox only) and an AutoSandbox (lets you test suspicious programs in a sandbox, in a restricted environment that poses to threat to your system).

If you would like to get Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0, you can download the free antivirus application by clicking here.



Tags: AVAST Software, Avast! Free Antivirus 6.0, Security
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