Protect Your Computer with Avast! Free Antivirus 5
Article by George Norman
On 01 Feb 2010
In the past we’ve reported that Google Chrome would come bundled with Avast antivirus and that Google picked Avast! Free Antivirus, version 5 to include in Google Pack. On both occasions the focus fell on “when Avast! Free Antivirus version 5 would be released” this and that will happen. Well, version 5 of Avast! Free Antivirus has been released not too long ago.

ALWIL Software, makers of the free antivirus program, rolled out a new webpage, updated Avast’s logo (the one in the image to the left) and released 3 new products: Avast! Free Antivirus 5.0, Avast! Pro Antivirus 5.0, and Avast! Internet Security 5.0. Avast explained that even though it has expanded its product portfolio, it will continue to focus on its free antivirus solution. The company will continue to provide a free antivirus program of the utmost quality. After all, it is thanks to the free antivirus that Avast! has not more than 100 million users.


“With Avast! 5.0, we are defining a new direction in antivirus,” explained Vince Steckler, CEO of ALWIL Software. “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.”

Keeping the focus on when Avast! Free Antivirus, here is what version 5 brings to the table:
  • A completely redesigned user interface
  • The email registration process has been eliminated
  • New gaming mode
  • Enhanced, top quality protection against security threats
  • Hands-off approach to asking for money

If you’re already using Avast version 4.8, then you should have already been promoted to upgrade. If you’re not using Avast, why not give it a try. There is a reason why Avast is so popular with users all over the world you know.

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

Tags: Avast, Avast Free Antivirus 5.0, Antivirus, Security
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