Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Avast Internet Security 8.0 30 Day Trial Free Download

Avast Internet Security 8.0 is the next-generation internet security suite with additional security features and options than ever before. The interface is new with quick navigation and easy customization. The installation also has been the key factor to be the top internet security software today. Avast continues to develop the program with updated hybrid technology and file reputation analysis.


Avast Internet Security 8.0 includes all the required features to protect your computer and yourself from unknown internet threats with firewall, spam filters, extra security layers for online transactions, thus giving more than just antivirus protection. It safeguards your PC data and identity against cybercriminals which is much more significant in our modern life. It keeps the program updated with latest virus definitions and patches.

Installation and Interface:

Avast’s Installation is not the fastest on the market by long-time, but in this 2013 version it has improved the setup process which lasts less than three minutes. You can choose “Custom” install and uncheck additional browser toolbars, add-ons and desktop gadgets. Avast Internet Security 8.0 doesn’t require a reboot which is an advantage to most PC users.

The Interface which is adopted from Windows 8 Metro-style has been quite impressive with touch screen compatibility. The tiled interface has six options and a green-colored security status. The six options include Scan, Software Updater, SafeZone, Browser Cleanup, Firewall and Market. The tabbed interface on the top includes Security, Maintenance, Market, Recommend, and Support buttons.

Avast Internet Security 8.0 - Main Interface


The “Security” tab comprises of all the protection tools and options such as antivirus, antispam, firewall, software updater and other tools which lead to comprehensive PC and identity protection. The “Maintenance” tab consists of some basic PC optimization tools like browser cleanup, etc. The “Market” tab shows you the other tools from Avast’s official market for activating permanent protection against complicated attacks.

Features:

  • Includes Antivirus, Antispyware, and Antispam engines to experience the best protection ever for your PC.
  • Built-in Silent Firewall restricts unauthorized entry such as hackers who would attempt to steal your important private data.
  • Antispam engine prevents phishing attacks and email spam.
  • SafeZone – An isolated virtual window is provided on your desktop for secure online transactions such as booking tickets, shopping online, auction sites, etc. This isolated window is strongly encrypted and inaccessible to other users like hackers.
  • Sandbox – This feature offers zero-risk internet browsing outside your PC ensuring 100% social networking safety on Facebook and Twitter sites. It also guarantees secure Instant Messaging and P2P file transfer.
  • It offers Real-Time Protection with Hybrid Cloud Technology which updates your PC with the latest virus definitions when they are available in the Avast cloud virus lab.
  • FileRep – This cloud-based feature shows you the reputation data on million of files from the Avast’s cloud and warns you before you open it.
  • AVAST Account Portal – Manage all your desktop and mobile devices within this portal that shows you the most important aspects of  your PC such as no. of infected sites, no. of whitelist items, etc.
  • SecureLine – An excellent VPM service that keeps your internet connection secured on public Wi-Fi ports or hotspots ensuring nobody can see what you are doing.
  • Shredding tool to wipe off complete data on your PC for which you can see the progress.
  • Compatible with Screen Readers.
  • Remotely get assistance from your family or friends via AVAST’s servers for specific computer help.
Avast Internet Security 8.0 - Scanning

Performance:

The performance level is high but scored just below “great” because while installing on infected PCs the number of hours required for remote control support is more. The Anti-phishing, firewall and spam filter accuracy has also been low. But the significant Sandboxing engine is strong enough to provide better protection than other internet security softwares.

Avast Internet Security 8.0 - Market Products

Compared with Avast Premier version, the internet security version lacks only few features like Software Updater, AccessAnywhere and other advanced privacy tools. The Avast’s free edition is more or less the same as Avast Internet Security 8.0. But the isolated online transaction takes an extra point over its free edition. Download Avast Internet Security 8.0 full version for $49.99 or try a 30-day subscription.
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