Antivirus and anti-spyware engine
Innovative scanning engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents.
Real-time anti-rootkit protection
Prevents stealth malware (‘rootkits’) that, when loaded by the computer’s OS, are invisible to ordinary scanners.
Stops hackers, using heuristic and behavioral analysis and a white list of safe applications.
Comprehensive spam and phishing filter, which works as a plug-in to .
Provides website reliability and reputation ratings according to community-provided feedback.
Our technology uses a global network of sensors to provide us with data taken (anonymously) from the actual web-browsing experiences of an opt-in group of avast! users. This info is then used to protect all avast! users with the most up-to-date information on viruses and infected websites.
Because of avast! CommunityIQ, avast! has discovered 293,417 infected websites and protected 138,581,712 people from visiting them in the last 30 days.