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					Comparison with avast!
Pro Antivirus 6.0
                                                                                                                                                                                      What’S neW In aVaSt! Pro antIVIruS
    Product name                                                                                             avast! Pro       norton     mcafee antivirus Kaspersky     eset nod32
                                                                                                            antivirus 6.0 antiVirus 2011   Plus 2011     antivirus 2011  antivirus    VerSIon 6.0?

    Number of program languages                                                                                 35             27              31             17              30      new avast! SafeZonetm
    Size of the installation package                                                                           70 MB         126 MB         130 MB         98,9 MB         47,7 MB    Opens a new (clean) virtual desktop so that
                                                                                                                                                                                      other applications don’t see what’s happening –
    Program size after installation                                                                          282 MB 1       276 MB          189 MB          403 MB         181 MB
                                                                                                                                                                                      perfect for banking or secure ordering/shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                      – and leaves no traces once it’s closed.
    on-demand Scanning test, aV comparatives.org - aug 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                      improved avast! Sandboxtm
    Detection                                                                                                 99.3% 2        98.7%           99.4%          98.3%           98.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                      Provides an extra layer of security for you to
    Scanning speed [MB/s)                                                                                       17.2          13.3            12.3            9.8             9.6
                                                                                                                                                                                      run your PC and its applications in a virtual
    Number of False Positives                                                                                   few           few            many            many            few      environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                      new avast! autoSandboxtm (virtualization)
    GeneraL FeatureS 3
                                                                                                                                                                                      Prompts users to run suspicious items in the
                                                                                                                                                                                      virtual Sandbox environment.
    Antivirus and anti-spyware engine      Signature-/Heuristic-based                                           a             a               a              a               a
                                           Behavior-based                                                       a             a               a              a               a        new avast! Webreptm
                                                                                                                                                                                      Provides website reliability and reputation
    Real-time anti-rootkit protection      Signature-based before deployment                                    a             a               a              a               a        ratings according to community-provided
                                           On-demand detection                                                  a             a               a              a               a        feedback.
                                           On-access detection                                                  a              r               r              r               r
                                                                                                                                                                                      improved antivirus and anti-spyware engine
    adVanced SecurItY                                                                                                                                                                 Innovative scanning engine protects against
    Browsing security                      Protection from accessing infected sites                             a             a               a              a               a        viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents.

                                           Search results warnings                                              a             a               a               r               r       improved boot-time scanner
                                           Website reputation warnings                                          a              r               r              r               r       Scans your computer for infections before
                                                                                                                                                                                      the OS can start to activate any viruses
    Virtualization                         Running possible infections in the isolated virtual enviroment       a              r               r             a                r
                                                                                                                                                                                      beneath it (now applies to Windows 7 and
    Boot-time scanner                                                                                           a              r               r              r               r       Windows Vista).
    Increases scanning speed by avoiding scanning of clean files between updates                                a             a               a              a               a        improved Behavior Shield
    Speed increase [Virus Bulletin On-Access Speed; Dec 2010]                                                   91%        Not Tested         48%            69%              1%      Stops ‘zero-day’ threats and unknown
    Antiphishing                                                                                                r              r              a               r              a        malware before virus definitions have been
                                                                                                                                                                                      obtained.
    Wake-up scan scheduling                                                                                     a             a               a              a               a
    Reversed sandbox (avast! SafeZoneTD )                                                                       a              r               r              r               r
    Free phone support                                                                                          a             a                r             a               a
note: Includes the complete virtualization module.
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                                                             AVAST Software submits its Free Antivirus for the comparative tests even against paid-for security suites. The results
listed are for avast! Free Antivirus version 5.0, which did not have some added new features and improvements available in 6.0. Data sourced from vendors‘ websites.
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    Data sourced from vendors‘ websites.


Comparison with avast! Pro Antivirus                                                                                                                                                                      www.avast.com               1
We at AVAST Software believe that even free antivirus security should give the best possible protection to its users. To endorse this vision, we only submit avast! Free Antivirus
version for comparative tests and certification institutions like AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin, Checkmark, and others. As documented by independent test results, avast! Free
Antivirus (even without the extra features offered in avast! Pro Antivirus) achieves the best combination of providing reliable protection with minimum false positives and fastest
scan speeds – for the lowest impact on system performance.

aV-comparatives: on-demand scanning speed [mB/s], aug 2010                                                 aV-comparatives: on-demand detection, aug 2010                                                      aV-comparatives: number of False Positives, aug 2010
Source: www.av-comparatives.org
               0.0   2.0   4.0   6.0    8.0   10.0   12.0   14.0   16.0   18.0   20.0                                                                                                                                   0            20          40             60            80          100
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      avast!
                                                                                                               G Data AntiVirus                                                                              F-Secure
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Avira AntiVir Premium
       Avira
                                                                                                         Avira AntiVir Premium                                                                               Microsoft
                                                                                                                                                                                                 F-Secure Internet Security
     Panda
                                                                                                             Trustport Antivirus                                                                          BitDefender
                                                                                                                                                                                              BitDefender Business Client
  Symantec                                                                                                                                                                                                      eScan
                                                                                                        McAfee AntiVirus Plus                                                                        AVG Internet Security
       AVG                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eset
                                                                                                           avast! Free Antivirus                                                              Kaspersky Internet Security
Trend Micro                                                                                                                                                                                                  PC Tools
                                                                                                    BitDefender Anti-Virus Pro                                                                   Sophos Endpoint Security
    McAfee                                                                                                     eScan Anti-Virus                                                                                 avast!
BitDefender                                                                                                                                                                                            avast! Free Antivirus
                                                                                                            F-Secure Anti-Virus                                                                             Symantec
   F-Secure                                                                                                                                                                                  Microsoft Security Essentials
                                                                                                            Panda Antivirus Pro                                                                                  Avira
         K7                                                                                                                                                                                            Kaspersky Antivirus
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sophos
                                                                                                   Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
    Kingsoft                                                                                                                                                                                         ESET Nod32 Antivirus
                                                                                                                                                                                                               G Data
                                                                                                        ESET Nod32 Antivirus
    Sophos                                                                                                      AVG Anti-Virus                                                                   PC Tools Internet Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AVG
     G Data                                                                                               Kaspersky Anti-Virus                                                               McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Trustport
 Kaspersky                                                                               PC Tool Spyware Doctor with Antivirus                                                                    Quick Heal Total Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trend Micro
   PC Tools                                                                                       Microsoft Security Essentials                                                            CA Internet Security Suite Plus
                                                                                                                                                                                                              McAfee
       Eset                                                                                                   Sophos Anti-Virus                                                                               Total Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                           K7Kingsoft
   Trustport                                                                                                   K7 TotalSecurity                                                                      Norman Security Suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kaspersky
     eScan                                                                                   Norman Antivirus & Anti-Spyware                                                                      Comodo Internet K7Security
   Microsoft                                                                            Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware                                                                                Norman
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Comodo AntiVirus
    Norman                                                                                               Kingsoft AntiVirus Pro                                                                                 Panda
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kingsoft Internet Security Advanced




neW avast! SafeZonetm                                                                                                                                   The power of our free-user base

                                       avast! SafeZone™ is a new private, secure, and isolated desktop                                                  The most reliable approach to stopping viruses is to know their signatures. The challenge,
                                       recommended for sensitive online operations – shopping, banking, and                                             then, is finding the signatures for viruses before they are ‘known’. Our huge global base of
                                       providing personal information. Immune to keyloggers, screen captures,                                           free users helps us to achieve this via their participation in the avast! CommunityIQ™ early
                                       and other malware. One-click deletion of your activity log (browsing                                             warning system. With CommunityIQ™ technology, new or unknown viruses get identified
                                       history, passwords, etc.) in the SafeZone™.                                                                      by the avast! Behavior Shield and samples get sent to the avast! Virus Lab for analysis. If
                                                                                                                                                        proven a virus, its signature then automatically uploads to all avast! users. Every day, our
neW avast! Webreptm                                                                                                                                     free users identify over 10,000 new unique viruses via avast! CommunityIQ™.

                                                   avast! WebRep™ is an industry first, providing                                                       20000


                                                   users of avast! 6.0 with a community-sourced                                                         18000


                                                   guide to the safety/content of millions of sites                                                     16000


                                                   by combining web-reputation ratings with                                                             14000


                                                   antivirus software. avast! users will know –                                                         12000


                                                   before following a link – what to expect in terms                                                    10000

                                                                                                                                                         8000
                                                   of product or service quality, customer service
                                                                                                                                                         6000
                                                   levels, or website safety and reliability. The
                                                                                                                                                         4000
browser extension interfaces with search engine results, showing ratings for each site. Websites
                                                                                                                                                         2000
that allow any of their pages to be infected will have lower credibility. Users will know which
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places are risky, so they can proactively avoid them.                                                                                                       Jan 1,   Feb 1,   Mar 1,     Apr 1,    May 1,      Jun 1,       Jul 1,   Aug 1,   Sep 1,   Oct 1,        Nov 1,   Dec 1,   Jan 1,   Feb 1,
                                                                                                                                                             2010     2010    2010       2010      2010         2010        2010     2010     2010     2010          2010     2010      2011     2011




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