Avast 7 Beta Released With New Features, UI Changes and Windows 8 Support

The popular free security software developer Avast has launched the first public beta of their new security solution Avast 7 with new features and several security improvements along with new user interface and Windows 8 support. FileRep service, Streaming updates, Remote assistance feature and Export/Import settings are notable features of this new Avast 7 (Beta).

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New Features of Avast 7 Free Antivirus (Beta)

FileRep service (file reputation services) is one of the new features of Avast 7 beta. This cloud based file reputation system helps Avast to make intelligent decisions by querying the Avast’s file reputation database.

Streaming updates is another new feature. It keeps Avast to up-to-date against latest threats. This feature give users streaming updates on new malware threats in addition to regular virus database updates.

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Sandbox and Autosandbox improvements. This feature provides an extra layer of security for you to run your PC and its applications in a virtual environment. Autosandbox feature prompts users to run suspicious applications in the virtual Sandbox environment.

Browser protection improvements: The improved website reliability and reputation ratings system (Avast WebRep and Fishing Filter) warns users about dangerous web pages before entering a web page.

Remote assistance is another new feature. It helps Avast users to connect and share their computer. This feature can help you to troubleshoot your computer with friends.

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Win8 Developer Preview support. Avast 7 beta version will works well with Windows 8 (DP) and may also works well on Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Beta), which is scheduled to be released on Feb 29, 2012.

Other notable new features of Avast 7 beta are new easy to use installer, import/export support, UI facelift and Screensaver facelift.

Avast 7 (beta) can install over your current Avast6.x version on your Computer, however not recommend in a working environment.  Avast 7 (Beta) Antivirus (free), Antivirus (pro) and Internet Security can be downloaded from the Avast beta release page.

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