Supports the 64-bit architecture platforms of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Proactively finds malware undetectable with normal definitions and virus signatures.
Uses dynamic translation (a method much faster than traditional emulation) for both generic unpacking and within the heuristics engine.
Infected files are processed automatically, without requiring user instructions.
Smart virus definition updates
Incremental updating minimizes the size of regular update files.
Fast application of updates
New format for the virus definition file means faster updates and reduces demand on CPU/memory, for uninterrupted computing.
Multi-threaded scanning optimization
Allows the splitting of large files between cores, which accelerates the scanning process on new multi-core CPUs and makes avast! run even faster.
Schedule scanning at night or whenever you don't need to use your PC.
Runs a scan directly from the command line.