Connoisseurs of free antivirus solutions will already know of Avast Free Antivirus 2016 and have probably installed this at some point or another. This software is one of the commanders in its field, providing a robust suite of defences against viruses and malware , in addition to some other useful tools that you might not really expect. Better still, Avast is one of the less intrusive antivirus programs- perhaps much less so in recent years, but still a lot less system-hogging than the big two.
Brimming with features
A big plus point for Avast Free Antivirus 2016 is the suite of features. Although these features have caused its set up size to increase (up to 2GB hard drive space is recommended! ), it shouldn’t prove an issue for most modern hard drives and you do get plenty of tools for free.
Apart from the standard antivirus scanning, which is held sharp with constant updates, the newest version of Avast has home network security which detects vulnerabilities for any devices connected to your network.
The latest version, the ‘Nitro’ update, also adds a dedicated Avast browser called SafeZone . Heralded as the world’s safest browser, this could equally be argued as bloatware and a great free of charge feature. For those who are security conscious, especially regarding banking, it should be seen as helpful. The in-built ad blocker can be a godsend when visiting certain websites. Another new feature is CyberCapture , which quarantines any suspicious incoming files. Victims of viruses will know the importance of this particular buffer.
A simple plus effective interface
Avast has changed a few times through the years and the Nitro upgrade is no different, yet thankfully their design approach has remained constant. The program is simple and straightforward to use, with bold buttons and clear text in friendly colors.
Avast Free Anti virus 2016 will sit in the system tray until needed, like most malware software, then expand when opened into a small borderless window that will looks sleek matching the Windows 10 design scheme. Most parts of this are easy enough to follow, with a large set of buttons for your tools and standard icons like a cog for accessing settings.
Of course , you’re also never far away from a premium upgrade key, encouraging you to download and buy
Each of the main features of Avast has its own section, like internet security , the SafeZone browser and Smart Scan , which means you really can’t go wrong.
The best things in life are free of charge
For a free program, Avast is pretty impressive. Yes, it has lost some of the independent feel as the years have got gone by, but that’s a small price for a great bit of free software. Avast Free Antivirus 2016 will interfere with your everyday browsing less than the bigger names in software. It’s very simple to use, therefore remains one of the top free options .
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