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avast! Premier 2014 R4 v9.0.2021

Avast! Premier 2014 is the company's premium security suite, and includes an antivirus engine, firewall, browsing protection, browser cleanup tool, a software updater tool, data shredder and much more.

Installation is fast, perhaps due to a major reduction in product size. Compatibility is good, too, with the package happily running alongside Norton Internet Security on our test PC.

Scans can apparently be much faster, for some file types at least; in terms of in-memory scan times, EXE files are now checked around twice as quickly, text contents (web pages, scripts) are up to 10x faster. (The program still needs to load this content in the first place, though, so final scan times won't change very much.)

There are several important improvements to avast's protection features. You get enhanced streaming updates for real-time detections; a new DeepScreen technology helps the program make smarter decisions about unknown files; extended cloud scanning again assists in detection; and if something does turn up, then improved cleaning will get rid of it more reliably.

New web technologies include an extended do-not-track feature, which avast! claims "uses a proprietary technology that cannot be overridden by the servers". An easier-to-use SafeZone automatically opens banking sites to protect your transactions, and the web browser plugins have been rewritten to keep you safer online.

And all this is presented in a vastly simplified and more configurable interface (there are now only three shields to worry about, for instance).

This Premier edition adds a software update tool, which will scan your computer, compare against a remote database and inform you when a new update is available. You also get a military-grade data shredder, which will enable you to complete wipe important files, documents and other personal data.

What's new in 'Revision 4' (build 9.0.2021)?

- We've improved the security of the product - e.g security of our processes (guarded by the self defense component), we handle the conditions for the Guest account better, we are very senstitive for any incorrect inputs from the user with a negative impact on the system's security, or, we tuned the import settings functionality not to allow bypassing any protections
- We've added "resume" support in the setup component, so some of you should notice smoother downloading - depends on a "quality" of your connection (mainly during the program update where the amount of data is quite big)
- We've included a new antispam library (IS/Premier editions) for better accuracy of our anti-spam module
- We've put warnings during the installation process if there could be some obvious problems resulting in not 100% functionality after the installation (missing admin rights, insufficient space on disk, etc.)
- We've added ability to disable promotion popups (in PRO/IS/Premier editions). We strongly believe that our additional products can be valuable for you, but we also respect your will not to be bothered by such offers.
- We've performed a static analysis of our code resulting in many fixes (but don't worry, nothing was critical, just a small tuning
- General bugfixing - this covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components)

Platforms: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 9.0.2008
Licence: Trial Software
Manufacturer: avast!
Date Added: {ts '2014-06-27 09:57:00'}


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