Thursday, April 16, 2009

Avast Antivirus Professional 4.8.1282


Avast Professional Edition is a collection of award winning, high-end technologies that work in perfect synergy, having one common goal: to protect your system and valuable data against computer viruses. It represents a best-in-class solution for any Windows-based workstation. This page demonstrates its most important features and provides links to further resources.

Changes in Version 4.8.1282 (November 12, 2008):

  • improvements in some unpackers (Zip, 7-Zip, WinExec, Installer)
  • fixed incompatibility with ext2fsd driver
  • fixed a problem in The Bat! plugin (causing orphaned thebat.exe processes after the program was closed)
  • added new unpacker "droppers" (by default turned on in all tasks including the real time scanner)
  • fixed a problem with actions on infected files with special names
  • Network Shield: added a component for blocking of malware URLs
  • added the possibility of sending of statistical information about detected viruses
  • added a new option of reporting of false positives
  • improved the submission from the Virus Chest (now based on HTTP protocol)
  • added a component for gathering of new samples from exploited pages
  • implemented a limit of the maximum size of the selfdef.log file
  • speed optimizations in the updater
  • speed optimizations in the scanning engine
  • solved a minor conflict with McAfee SiteAdvisor
  • added support for the Windows Security Center in Vista SP1 (new API)
  • minor fixes in the Web Shield
  • removed support for ICQ a MSN Messenger alerts



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