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Welcome to avast! Antivirus 2016
Already in Avast! Antivirus 2015 had been introduced a number of new features and improvements that made even faster and also less resource-intensive than previous versions. New cloud technologies such as streaming (real time) virus database updates and the new avast! Filerep gave you the best protection. With the Remote Assistance feature enabled, you can get help from anyone with an internet connection, allowing them to connect directly to your computer.
In avast 2016 we have made improvements to protection and remote assistance functions, we have improved the hybrid cloud technology and we've redesigned and simplified user interface. With the new function AccessAnywhere, you have access to any other computer that avast! Premier has been installed, provided it has been configured to allow remote access.
We've also added the new Updater Software to help you keep all software and prevent malicious attacks. There is also an optional browser equipped for cleaning and for removing unwanted toolbars and plug-ins.
Avast! Internet Security also includes: 2016
Based on the award-winning avast! Antivirus engine, avast! Internet Security integrates anti-spyware technology certified by West Coast Labs, as well as anti-rootkit and strong self-protection ability, but remains one of the fastest and less resource heavy.
Like all previous, avast! 2016 antivirus Internet Security provides real-time protection by monitoring your email and internet connections, and also checking files on your computer whenever they are opened or closed. Once installed, avast! Runs silently in the background to protect your computer against all known forms of malware.
How to install avast! Internet Security 2016
These are the minimum system requirements to install and run avast! Internet Security 2016:
Please note that this product cannot be installed on a server operating system
(Windows NT/2000/2003 servers).
Phase 1. Download avast! Internet Security 2016 from www.avast.com
It is strongly recommended that all other Software is closed before you start downloading.
By clicking "run" or "Save" to start the download of the installation file to your computer.
If you want avast! Internet Security 2016 is installed on your computer immediately after the installation file you downloaded, click "run".
In other web browsers, you will only have the option to save the file. By clicking "Save" to download the software to your computer and then you have to start the downloaded file.
Phase 2. Install avast! Internet Security 8.0 on your computer
To install avast! 2016 Internet Security on your computer you have to run the Setup file. When you run the installation file (by clicking "Run" as described above, or by double clicking on the file saved on your computer)
By clicking "Run" again will take you to the Setup screen.
Changing the language in the upper right corner you can choose your preferred language for the installation.
You can then choose the type of installation. For most users, we recommend that you select "express install".
There is also a "custom install" option for more advanced users that allows you to customize your installation based on your specific needs, for example you can select exactly which components to install and the language in which the program will be installed.
Also, if you have already purchased a license, you can enter during custom installation
Here you have the opportunity to use the program in trial mode or to enter a valid license:
Then click "next" to continue.
The final screen should confirm that your avast installation has been successfully completed. Click "Finish".
You will then need to restart your computer.
After restarting the computer, you will be asked to confirm that your network's firewall mode
Inserting a license
If you have not entered a license during the installation, the program can be used for free for a trial period of 30 days, however, if you want to continue using the program after the trial period, you must purchase a license that must be included in the program.
More about real-time Shields
The real-time protection is the most important part of the program, which works continuously to prevent the infections on your pc.
Normally, the real-time Shields starts working automatically whenever the computer starts. The presence of Orange avast next to the clock in the lower right corner of your desktop, tells you that the real-time functions are active. This feature can be turned off at any time, but is highly discouraged.
Click any shield icon to access security checks and to display information about what has been gained and all threats that were aborted.
Avast! 2016 antivirus contains the following real-time Shields:
File system -protection that controls all the programs when they are started and other files when they are opened or closed. If anything suspicious is detected, the file system shield is able to prevent the program from starting or that the file is opened to prevent any damage to your computer and your data.
Web Shield -protects your computer from viruses when using the internet (browsing, downloading files, etc) and can also block access to infected Web pages. If a virus is detected while downloading a file from the internet, the download will shutdown to avoid infecting your computer.
E-mail Security -checks on incoming and outgoing mail and block all messages that have a possible infection
Network security -monitors all network activity and stops all threats that are detected on the network. Also blocks access to known malicious web sites.
P2P shield -checks files downloaded using a common peer-to-peer Software (file sharing)
IM shield -check downloaded files over IM or chat programs.
Behavior shield -monitors all activities on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. This is done through continuous monitoring of computer entry points by using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.
Script shield -monitors all scripts that try to run on your computer, when the script is run remotely for example when browsing the internet or locally by opening a file on your computer.
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