New Version AVAST 2015 has been released! This version includes these major improvements:
• HTTPS scanning
Avast now has the ability to detect and decrypt TLS/SSL protected traffic in the Web-content filtering component. This feature will protect you against viruses coming through HTTPs traffic as well as adding compatibility for SPDY+HTTPS/ HTTP 2.0 traffic. You can tune/disable this feature in the settings section.
• AVAST NG (AutoSandbox)
*AVAST NG is a hardware based virtualization solution capable of running each Windows process in standalone safe virtualized environment (VM) and is fully integrated to your desktop. Each process is executed in its own instance of VM, which means totally isolated from your other applications. This feature is now powering the Avast DeepScreen, resulting in better detection (see Avast NG NOTES below).
A new provider which guards against unprotected DNS and DNS hijacking on clients and routers (including unsecured and public networks).
• Network Security
Scan your network for vulnerabilities (WiFi status, connected devices, router settings, factory passwords, etc.). Avast helps to discover potential problems not isolated on the particular device only, but in the entire network of devices.
• Smart Scan
Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software Updates, Network Security, GrimeFighter). One scan now provides many different results and recommendations.
• New Support System
Easy contact for paid users to submit a ticket with all info included automatically. Improved knowledge base for free users. Help is completely online and is more up to date.
This covers a lot of stability & performance changes in all components (but the main focus was traditionally on the network & engine components).
Download URLs for avast! 2015:
avast! Removal Tool:
It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! 2014 installation with all settings should be preserved (Endpoint Protection needs avast clear). You can use in-product updater by right clicking the avast! trey icon, choose update, choose program.
*NOTE: Avast NG requires Hardware-Assisted Virtualization (HAV) support, and it must be enabled. HAV is not supported by all computer systems. To test for HAV:
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