Avast! Antivirus is an anti-virus program developed by ALWIL Software based in Prague.
This software is freeware for home users and non-commercial use only.
It is a multi-award winning solution to virus protection, with anti-spyware and anti-rootkit software built in for added security.
- Antivirus kernel:
- Almost 100% detection.
- Reasonable memory requirements.
- ICSA certified.
- The following archives can be scanned: ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ all associated formats), DBX (Outlook Express archives), RAR, TAR, GZIP, BZIP2, ZOO, ARC, LHA/LHX, TNEF (winmail.dat), CPIO, RPM, ISO, and SIS.
- Supports a number of executable packers (such as PKLite, Diet, UPX, ASPack, FSG, MEW, etc./0.
- Command line scanner – scan files in specified directories and both on local and remote volume.
- User interface:
- Intuitive Simple User Interface.
- Independent on installed graphic libraries.
- Testing of whole disks or just selected folders.
- Defining and running of antivirus tests.
- Working with the scan results.
- Actions with infected files.
- Storing the scan results (history).
- Virus encyclopedia.
- Command-line scanner with STDIN/STDOUT mode.
- Virus Chest – a chest directory where suspicious files are stored.
- Automatic updates:
- Non-incremental updates.
- Updates can be completely automatic.
- Standard updates are provided 2 times a week.
- Alerts via SMTP.
- Works on all modern distributions.
- Shell scripts for common tasks.
- Internationalization – English, Czech, Portuguese (Brazil), Bulgarian, Finnish, French.
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