Avast Free Antivirus (formerly avast! Home Edition) is an extremely popular, fully free antivirus program. It protects your computer against malware during everyday work. It scans sent and received e-mails, viewed websites, and takes care of the system's up-to-date.
Like many paid, commercial antivirus programs, Avast Free Antivirus also offers real-time computer protection and the function of automatically downloading virus definitions through the so-called. streaming mechanism. This is extremely important, because only the current virus signature database (updated every 3-4 minutes) can provide us with the maximum sense of security. The program provides the ability to scan the computer at the time of system startup, behavior monitoring, as well as the analysis of websites and protection against malicious scripts.
Among the additions we find a module responsible for the security of the home network. It allows you to scan the network we use for, among others susceptibility of the router used for various types of attacks, its settings, and the method used to encrypt the Wi-Fi connection. Another useful tool is Smart Scan, which runs all the most important modules in turn, and then presents aggregate results in a simplified form with the ability to quickly resolve any problems.
Avast antivirus software is able to scan traffic through a secure HTTPS protocol. Technical support inside the application is very extensive: it uses an internet connection, thanks to which we always have access to the latest tips and advice. The program is available for free for non-commercial use, has a fully polonised user interface.