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The long awaited release of Avast 6 is here. This is the first beta build of v6 - please treat it as such.

What's new

Main changes/improvements:

- AutoSandbox – suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed

- avast! WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting

- Script Shield now even in the Free AV

- Site Blocking now even in the Free AV

- SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)

- Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)

- Automatic actions in the boot-time scan

- New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.

- Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode

- Sidebar gadget

- Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield

- Improvements in the avast! sandbox

Known issues

- Help files not updated yet

- Localizations incomplete yet

- SafeZone not yet accessible (Pro AV / IS only)

- WebRep only available for IE and Firefox (Chrome is coming soon)

- Firewall: per-application packet rules not yet accessible

- Firewall: uTorrent conflict not yet resolved

Free AV: The Free AV

Pro AV: The Pro AV


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