ALWIL Software a.s. is pleased to announce the next update release of avast! antivirus, avast! 4.8.
avast! antivirus 4.8 is a major technology upgrade to the avast! product line, which includes the addition of anti-spyware detection, certified by West Coast Lab’s Checkmark process, and the implementation of anti-rootkit capabilities, all directly from within avast! antivirus.
All-inclusive, comprehensive protection avast! 4 Professional Edition includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs Checkmark process, to protect against the latest spyware threats and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class GMER technology, built in to the scan engine. No additional purchase is required.
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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.