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
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.
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.
Data sourced from vendors‘ websites.
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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.
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G Data AntiVirus F-Secure
Avira AntiVir Premium
Avira AntiVir Premium Microsoft
F-Secure Internet Security
Trustport Antivirus BitDefender
BitDefender Business Client
McAfee AntiVirus Plus AVG Internet Security
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
Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
Kingsoft ESET Nod32 Antivirus
ESET Nod32 Antivirus
Sophos AVG Anti-Virus PC Tools Internet Security
G Data Kaspersky Anti-Virus McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
Kaspersky PC Tool Spyware Doctor with Antivirus Quick Heal Total Security
PC Tools Microsoft Security Essentials CA Internet Security Suite Plus
Eset Sophos Anti-Virus Total Security
Trustport K7 TotalSecurity Norman Security Suite
eScan Norman Antivirus & Anti-Spyware Comodo Internet K7Security
Microsoft Trend Micro AntiVirus plus AntiSpyware Norman
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
of product or service quality, customer service
levels, or website safety and reliability. The
browser extension interfaces with search engine results, showing ratings for each site. Websites
that allow any of their pages to be infected will have lower credibility. Users will know which
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,
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