Software Update: Avast Antivirus 4.8.1351

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Alwil Software released a new version of Antivirus on Monday. The software has been given version number 4.8.1351 and is from this page downloadable in different languages. Avast Antivirus is available in a free home version and a paid Pro version. Prices start at around 43 euros per year and of course you get more possibilities for. The changelog of this release mainly shows minor improvements. Interesting, however, is the note that changes have been made to facilitate the migration to version 5, which means that a major update is on the way in the not too distant future:

Changes in version 4.8.1351:

  • Improvements in some unpackers (WinExec, Installers, Droppers)
  • Various fixes and improvements in the scanning engine
  • Standard Shield: stability improvements in the kernel-mode drivers
  • Preparations for smoother migration to v5 (when it’s released)

Version number 4.8.1351
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Alwil Software
File size 36.00MB
License type Freeware
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