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Avast Antivirus 6.0 Beta Released With Avast WebRep, AutoSandbox, etc

The long-awaited first beta of Avast Antivirus 6.0 has been released with new security features and improvements. New features such as Avast WebRep (website reputation rating system), AutoSandbox (automatically run suspicious files in a sandbox), sidebar gadget for Windows 7, etc certainly ensure your computer security further.

Following are the new changes and improvements:
  1.  AutoSandbox – suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
  2. Avast! WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
  3. Script Shield now even in the Free AV
  4. Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
  5. SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
  6.  Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
  7. Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
  8. New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
  9. Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
  10. Sidebar gadget
  11. Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
  12. Improvements in the avast! Sandbox
However, this new beta version is not officially released. A public download for testing is available at Avast forum. (As it is a beta release there might have some bugs or limitations, use it at your own risk)[Via]


  1. It is my favorite free anti-virus program. I am eagerly waiting for the final release. Thanks

  2. Is this going to be compatible with opera i use Avast its the best free anti-virus program available in my opinion but i also use opera web-browser with is also the best available i would like to use my 2 favorite programs together is there a plug in like there is for Firefox . Thanks


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