Avast Free Antivirus 2015 is now out, the latest version of the popular free antivirus suite. This year’s version removes the ! from Avast’s name and adds a few new features.
Avast 2015 has three main new features:
Smart Scan: the same virus scan you’re used to, but now it includes browser add-ons/extensions, software updates, and ‘Grimefighter’, which aims to remove all the junk that gets installed/left behind by some programs, slowing your PC down.
Browser Cleanup: this removes unwanted toolbars and returns hijacked search bars to you. Sometimes, installing an app quickly can result in unwanted changes to your default browser, so this is a neat tool.
Home Network Security: find potential security holes in your WiFi or home network, keeping your router and any connected devices as safe as possible.
As ever, Avast’s premium suites, Internet Security and Premier have more features, notably a one-stop software updater and Remote Assistance in case something goes wrong.
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