Download Avast Antivirus 4.8.1201

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The developers of Avast have released a new version of Antivirus. The antivirus has arrived at version number 4.8.1201, which is from this page can be downloaded in different versions. Avast Antivirus not only includes a virus scanner, but also a spyware and rootkit scanner. If the program finds malware, the infected file can be deleted or cleaned. Antivirus is made available for free for home use; in other cases, the Professional Edition must be purchased. Below is the changelog posted since the last entry of Avast Antivirus in the Meuktracker:

Version 4.8.1201

  • solved incompatibility with System Safety Monitor (SSM)
  • improved compatibility of the self defense module with XP SP3 (and its installation)
  • minor enhancements in the Web Shield (detection of streaming content)
  • minor fixes in the updater

Version 4.8.1195

  • solved incompatibility of the avast self protection module and the System Restore feature (Windows XP/Vista)
  • solved keyboard/mouse lags in some games (eg World of Warcraft)
  • “Quick” scan now quick again (in the previous version, it was usually slower than “Normal” scan)
  • fixed slow resuming from hibernation (on certain systems)
  • improved stability of aswSP.sys kernel driver
  • fixed deletion of infected files in some nested archives
  • shell extension: under Windows Vista, shortcut targets are now correctly scanned
  • boot-time scanner now correctly displays warning messages about corrupted archives
  • improved scanning speed in the Simple user interface
  • improved handling of scan exceptions
  • self protection: improved detection of changes in the INI file
  • start of the “avast! Mail Scanner” service should now be fast again
  • fixed a problem with avast being installed in a directory with name containing non-Latin characters
  • fixed entering of the license key (didn’t work in certain configurations)
  • improved detection/healing of MBR rootkits
  • avast can now correctly handle the case when the INI file is missing/corrupted
  • the “Disable startup rootkit scan” option on the Troubleshooting page now effective
  • P2P Shield: added support for Azureus Vuze and Qtrax
  • taskbar messages from Internet Mail should now correctly handle most common character encodings
  • fixed problems with the boot-time scanner on FAT[32] partitions
  • small improvements in some unpackers (WinExec, RAR, CHM)
  • fixed the message announcing the license key going to expire soon
  • on 64-bit Windows, avast now detects both 32-bit and 64-bit version of the WHS connector
  • the avast Home / Pro Edition com

Version number 4.8.1201
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP x64, Windows Server 2003 x64, Windows XP Media Center 2005, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Website Avast
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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