avast! 8.0.1479.32 RC1

avast! Free Antivirus represents the best free antivirus protection currently available on the market. This edition is FREE OF CHARGE for non-commercial & home use.

avast! 8 public beta is now ready! The build number is avast! 8.0.1479.32 RC1. A few things to point out:

Revamped GUI - The Graphical User Interface has been totally overhauled and now offers a richer experience. The Software Updater is a new tool for helping you keep apps up to date. There is also a Browser Cleanup tool; it's a standalone utility for getting rid of invasive toolbars. This utility is also integrated in all avast! editions just to make things simpler. Other improvements have been made to the FileRep and WebRep to help keep identify new threats in near real-time. And finally, Streaming Updates make sure you have the latest virus definitions.

There is a new product tier called Premier, it includes 3 new features:

  • Data Shredder for wiping files, drives, and partitions
  • Software Updater in auto-update mode
  • AccessAnywhere for remotely connecting to your PC no matter where you are

It should be possible to install this version on top of your existing avast! installation (all settings should be preserved). [When you reinstalling from older beta,  we recommend to use aswClear - http://files.avast.com/test5beta/aswclear.exe]

Download: avast! Free Antivirus 8.0.1479.32 RC1 | 104 MB (Non commercial freeware)
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The problem with crash in OUtlook is not exclusive of avast but several other av like ESET, the problem is in the outlook 2013 itself, hope microsoft will address the problem in a future update

I really hope they iron out the bugs in Avast 8.0, namely the bug that causes insanely high memory and CPU usage in Windows XP and the bug that causes Outlook 2013 to crash when sending outgoing mail.