Avast 5.0 Extends Language Support
Article by George Norman
On 21 Apr 2010
ALWIL Software, the company behind the Avast! security software solution, has recently updated the product to version 5.0.507. The update enhances Avast! 5.0’s language support by adding a total of 7 new language packs.

The 7 new languages in question are: Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese (Portugal), Slovenian, Turkish, an Vietnamese.
Avast 5.0 now offers support for a total of 27 languages. Apart from the 7 languages presented above, Avast 5.0 offers support for the following other languages: Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.

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ALWIL Software has the users and community members to thank. It is them who, on a completely voluntary basis, provided most of the translations.

“I’d like to take this opportunity and say a big Thanks to everyone who helped translating, proofreading or testing the packages,” said a member of he Avast! team. “As you can see, we’re devoted to making Avast! available in all parts of the world. And the next program update, which is probably due in a month or so, will add even more (including some of the “right-to-left” ones), so if your language is not supported yet, please stay tuned.”

Avast v. 5.0 was launched back in January. At the time ALWIL Software launched 3 products: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0, Avast! Pro Antivirus 5.0, and Avast! Internet Security 5.0. The free version offers top quality protection against security threats, a new gaming mode, and a hands-off approach to asking for money.

“With Avast! 5.0, we are defining a new direction in antivirus,” explained Vince Steckler, CEO of ALWIL Software, when version 5.0 was launched. “Our free and paid versions are identical in terms of the level of malware protection. The free version is designed for ordinary internet use while Avast! Internet Security 5.0, our new top product, is best for internet users doing security sensitive activities such as on-line shopping and banking. Our free version is for home non-commercial use. We believe that by showing these users the full potential of our software, they will continue to advocate our brand into the wider market.”

As a little side note, there are more than 100 million people out there who entrust their security to Avast!.

If you would like to get Avast! Free Antivirus, you can download it
here.



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