With the advent of the World Wide Web, more and more users are connecting to the internet every day for either personal reasons like chatting online with friends, sending and receiving mails, sharing pictures etc. or professional purposes like globalizing the business, marketing the developed products, sharing information with prospective clients etc. Whatever may be the reason; there is a necessity to protect a system and its data from malicious entities in the form of viruses, malware, hackers and other related attackers. There are numerous antivirus engines in the market offering suitable features that keep systems safe from threats.
Avast! Professional antivirus was designed keeping in mind the goal to provide uninterrupted protection to the system and valuable data stored in it from all types of threats. Winning numerous awards for its high end technologies that work in an integrated environment, Avast! Professional Edition 4.8.1335 can be considered the best possible solution for the complete protection of Windows based workstations.
Some of the more important features incorporated into the tool include:
. Provision for an award winning high performance antivirus engine that detects even the most aggressive of attackers.
. Provision for a resident shield that scans all operated files along with the ability to exclude certain files from being scanned in addition to a new Network shield that protects the system from known Internet related worms and viruses.
. Provision for IM and P2P protection, anti spyware and anti root kit tool based on advanced GMER technology for kernel level threats.
. Provision for an enhanced user interface to facilitate ease of use for systems.
. Provision for automatic updates along with the option for self protection mode.
. Provision to support more Windows versions (from 95 to VistaÂ 64 bit) than any other anti malware product.
Some of the features included into the new version 4.8.1335 are:
. Provision for strong self protection that prevents the tool from being shut down or damaged by various aggressive attackers.
. Provision for kernel level detection and removal of 100% of threats that are potentially dangerous and spread quickly.
. Provision for a simple user interface for the novice and an enhanced user interface for experienced users giving access to all the features for extensive scan control.
. Provision for resident protection wherein the tool is able to detect and remove the threat before it can enter the system and cause havoc.
. Provision for a web shield that works on the network end and monitors all incoming and outgoing internet related traffic and prevents threats from infiltrating through the network.
. Provision for automatic updates as well as PUSH updates where the updates are initiated by the server instead of the antivirus engine in the system. Using SMTP protocol, the system responds to the serverâ€™s alerts and downloads the updates.
. Provision for a Virus Chest that can be placed on the hard drive and contains files and folders that are deemed important and need to be safe guarded.
. Provision for excellent system integration with the addition of a boot time scan that scans the files while the threat is inactive.
. Provision for scans to be carried out via the command line interface which is preferred by experienced users.
. Provision for a virus cleaner tool that helps to remove the most common infections from computers that have already been infected.
. Support for multilingual operating systems.