Avast! Internet Security 2014 is a security suite that includes browsing protection, a firewall, an antivirus engine, a browser cleanup tool, and a software updater, among other tools. This new version of the software features many protection improvements. For example, file scanning speed has drastically increased. Now, text contents such as web pages or scripts are around ten times faster and EXE files around two times faster.
One of its most outstanding features of this antivirus is the SafeZone tool, aimed to keep your financial transactions private. It creates an invisible and isolated virtual desktop, invisible for attackers, creating a safe area for doing online shopping and performing bank operations securely without distrust. Also, its DeepScreen technology helps you make more intelligent, reliable and faster decisions, regarding the unknown files.
Your data won’t be visible for others if you use the silent firewall, which blocks access to hackers that want to steal personal data from your system. Similarly, phishing scams are made thanks to spam mails that are sent to your computer. These mails pretend to make the user think that they come from legitimate senders. Avast! Internet Security 2014 also has filters that protect you from these tricks and undesirable spam.
Getting started with this antivirus
Getting Avast! Internet Security 2014 in your computer won’t take you too long. The installation of this program is now much faster that before because its size has been reduced. You should bear in mind that Google toolbar will be automatically installed if you do not clear the checkbox that will appear during the setup process.
The interface has been simplified to make it much more intuitive. It only has three shields: Field Shield, Web Shield and Mail Shield. Its main options are organized in a toolbar located in the left side of the screen, including ‘Status’, ‘Scan’, ‘Statistics’ or ‘My Devices’, among some others. Every feature can be identified with different icons, which make the performance much more visual and easy-going.
Avast! Internet Security 2014 9.0.2006 Features
The unique features of this protection software are the following:
- Powerful engine to block viruses and spyware
- ‘Cloud’ warns about files reputation, if an archive is dangerous, an alert will appear. It also provides real-time updates
- ‘SafeZone’ functionality is used to perform safe shopping and banking activities
- ‘Sandbox’ tool allows surfing the web virtually and runs programs that may be risky
- Scanning has been speeded up
- ‘DeepScreen’ allows making more intelligent decisions about unknown files faster
If you want to read more information about this program before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site. www.avast.com
System Requirements for a correct download and installation
Below you can find the minimum system requirements for the free download and setup of this security program in your computer:
- Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (32bit and 64bit) or further
- Processor: Intel Pentium III or equivalent
- Memory: 128 MB of RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 600 MB of free space available