Avast (no longer avast!) has made a name for themselves by offering one of the best free antivirus solutions – Avast Free Antivirus. Avast Free is hugely popular, but there are many reasons to consider upgrading to the more comprehensive internet security suite. Avast Internet Security has all the features of Avast Free Antivirus, plus a Silent Firewall, an antispam filter, a Home-Network Scanner, and the SafeZone (a clean, isolated desktop, so that other applications–even keyloggers–cannot see what’s happening), designed specifically for secure online shopping or banking.
Leaner and meaner version Avast Internet Security 2015 provides even faster protection than its predecessor and offers a SecureDNS which guards against unprotected DNS/DNS hijack, all combining for real-time security against both known and unknown forms of malware. Avast Internet Security provides maximum protection, designed for those who shop and bank online or store sensitive data on their computers. Accurate threat updates via Avast CommunityIQ technology ensure worry-free downloading, surfing, social networking, and gaming.
Avast Internet Security 2015 Key Features:
Antivirus and anti-spyware engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents.
Behavior Shield Stops ‘zero-day’ threats and unknown malware before virus definitions have been obtained.
Script Shield Detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and potentially damaging your computer.
Web Shield Scans all visited web pages, downloaded files, and java scripts. Thanks to the intelligent stream scanning feature, the Web Shield doesn’t slow your web browsing. Now supports HTTPS sites.
Silent Firewall Stops hackers, using heuristic and behavioral analysis and a white list of safe applications.
Spam and phishing filter works as a plug-in to MS Outlook and a generic POP3/IMAP4 proxy for other email clients.
Avast Sandbox lets your run an app, watch a video, or check out a website in a safe and secure virtual environment isolated from the rest of your computer.
SafeZone, a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions. This feature available on Avast paid version only.
Home-network scanner to help you protect your router, printer, and network drives.
The Avast Browser Cleanup removes annoying toolbars and search settings, allowing you to choose the settings you want.
SecureDNS protects your router from DNS hijacking that could redirect you to a password-harvesting website.
Avast Internet Security 2015 normally costs $39.99 per license key / activation code according to listed price. Now as part of the giveaway offer by QIWI, all holders of Visa QIWI Wallet could download Avast Internet Security 2015 with six months license file for free. Offer valid till June 22, 2015.
After installation has finished, you will automatically have 180 days license (to check your free subscription, navigate to “Settings” -> “Subscription”). However, please note that if you have already used used Avast in the past, you may not be able to get full 180 days free as this offer is intended for new Avast users only!