avast 7.0 antivirus has recently been released. Apart from giving a whole new look to avast.com the team has also uplifted its product’s interface from modern to eye-catchy.
Let me give you a walkthrough of what major changes you will see in this latest version of Avast i.e. the 7.0.
Avast 7.0’s new UI
The installer has also been rebuilt to be more user friendly and in appearance too. The top antivirus software now boasts of a new black rugged look alongwith yellow and blue combinations to make it look neat and attractive.
There hasn’t been a lot of features introduced in this version, just some slight modifications here and there, the major update being the capability to use remote assistance.
Remote Assistance feature at a look
Remote Assistance is a nice tool which can connect your computer to other computers in your network. Basically it is used for providing technical advise to people almost instantly by making remote connections. This feature has now been incorporated in the standard avast antivirus 7.0.
Sandbox and Safezone features remains intact
Avast Sandbox and Safezone features remain as it is. You can launch untrusted programs in the sandbox utility to allow safe execution of such applications. Safezone provides a similar environment, only here you can run programs which are extremely sensitive to make sure nobody is eavesdropping.
Browser Protection becomes more intelligent
Browser Protection page has been modified a little bit in this version. Avast integrates a plugin of its own in every browser you have installed on your computer. This Webrep plugin allows you to identify harmful sites on the web. Through this control panel, you can check the status and choose on which browsers this plugin should be installed.
Better overview of your Protection Services
The Real Time Shields page has received a major interface overhaul. All the shields are now arranged in a circular fashion giving you a better view on what each shield is doing. You can also track which shield is running or stopped by checking what color its displaying, green means on.
Cloud services brings you streaming updates
Avast 7.0 also brings cloud services with it to provide better updates to its product users. Avast introduces a concept known as streaming updates. Its a feature wherein your virus definitions will be updated the minute avast discovers of a new virus and adds it to its database.
Cloud services page also gives you a nicer look as to which service is currently turned on. When the nebula’s wire is yellow it means you have enabled the service, when it becomes gray that means its off.
Avast Market introduces new Products on its list
avast! market has three new products available to purchase this time. avast backup which syncs your data to the cloud is tagged at $49.99 / year. avast rescue disc is available for just $9.99 and avast easypass which lets you store your passwords securely in a vault is priced at $9.99 / year.
If you think i have missed out any other features, please feel free to drop by a comment and i will include it in the list above.