RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

avast! Internet Security 2015 RC3 SP1 v2015.10.3.2225

avast's latest suite is more powerful than ever

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 4 ratings
License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English, Belarusian, Belgian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese
Software Cost: $39.99 (Windows)
Date Updated: 29 July 2015
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 38714
Developer: AVAST Software
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/avast_antivirus
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/avast
Buy avast! Internet Security 2015 for only $24.99, with a 1-PC, 1-Year license, saving 50% from MSRP, only from store.downloadcrew.com
avast! Internet Security 2015 RC3 SP1
avast's latest suite is more powerful than ever

Avast! Internet Security 2015 is the company's next generation security suite, and includes an antivirus engine, firewall, browsing protection, a software updater, browser cleanup tool and more.

Installation is simple and straightforward. Compatibility seems good, too, with the package running happily alongside Norton Internet Security on our test PC.

The program interface is clean and very easy to use. Just click "Smart Scan" and the suite immediately runs a quick check for malware. But it now also scans for missing software updates, runs a new Home Security Network Check (wifi status, weak router passwords etc), and even looks for junk files and poorly configured Windows settings.

If you're in a hurry then you can click "Resolve all" and leave the program to sort out the details.

But if you need more control then Avast! Internet Security 2015 has plenty to offer. For example, the antivirus engine can check individual files, folders, removable media, commonly infected areas of your PC or the entire system. If that's not enough, you're able to create your own custom scan type by tweaking 30+ settings. And this can be scheduled to run at boot time, daily, weekly, monthly - whenever you like.

The 2015 edition adds SecureDNS to protect you from DNS hijacking, including wifi hotspots and unsecured networks in general.

New support for scanning TLS/SSL protected traffic will detect threats even on HTTPS connections.

Avast DeepScreen now uses hardware virtualisation to run processes in standalone virtual machines, completely isolated from the rest of your system, improving security and detection (you'll need hardware virtualisation to be supported and enabled, of course).

Help has moved completely online, where it's both more complete and more up-to-date.

Of course there's the usual round of bug fixing, too, which this time reportedly involves "a lot of stability & performance changes in all components".

Please note, the program will by default install Google Toolbar. If that's not what you want, pay attention during setup and clear the relevant checkbox when it appears.

Avast 2015 RC3 includes these changes:

- Grimefighter is now redone and called Cleanup.
        - runs without need of reboot
        - much faster
        - runs on more devices (better compatibility)
- Improved Windows 10 compatibility
- Ability to check compatibility issues with other antivirus software
- Host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS): an installed software package which monitors a single host for suspicious activity by analyzing events occurring within that host
- StreamFilter with HTTPS scanning  is now available also for Windows XP/Vista
- NG is not using Volume Shadow Copy Service anymore

And R3 SP1 brings these minor improvements:

- Fixed problems with HTTPS browsing on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed problems with email clients on Windows XP SP2
- Fixed issues with firewall during program update and during update on Windows 10

Verdict:

It's not the most significant of updates, but avast! Internet Security 2015 does include some worthwhile new features, and on balance it remains a versatile, easy to use and very configurable security suite.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
AVG Internet Security 2015

AVG Internet Security 2015 v 15.0.6140

Trial Software

This popular security suite is faster, more lightweight and smarter than ever

AVG Protection 2015

AVG Protection 2015 (build 445)

Trial Software

Stay safe on PCs, Macs and Android devices

AVG Ultimate 2015

AVG Ultimate 2015 (build 445)

Trial Software

Optimise and protect PCs, Macs and Android devices

Avira Internet Security Suite 2015

Avira Internet Security Suite 2015 v15.0.12.420

Trial Software

Protect and maintain your PC with Avira's latest security suite

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015

Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 (build 18.20)

Trial Software

Keep your PC malware-free with this mid-range security suite

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 (v15.0.2.361) FINAL

Trial Software

A comprehensive, reliable and accurate security suite

Norton Security 2015

Norton Security 2015 v22.5.2.17

Trial Software

Norton’s security suite gets a facelift and extra layers of protection

Other Download Articles From This Category
Boxcryptor 2

Boxcryptor 2.2.403.216

Free, for personal-use only

Encrypt online storage folders on your computer with the help of Boxcryptor

McAfee Avert Stinger Portable

McAfee Stinger Portable 12.1.0.1704

Freeware

Seek out and destroy the most common malware with a click

TunnelBear 2.3.17

TunnelBear 2.3.17

Freeware

The easy way to maintain your browsing privacy

ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy

ChrisPC Free Anonymous Proxy 6.25

Freeware

Browse anonymously at the click of a button

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $39.99
RRP: $49.99
Saving 20%
Buy Now
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.5

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.5 brings:

• Per chat custom notification settings and mute
• You can now include videos in your chat backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat Backup
• Mark chats as unread or read with a swipe to the right
• Better support for VoiceOver
• Directly share contacts from the Contacts app and locations from Apple Maps to WhatsApp
• Lower the data usage used during WhatsApp calls in Settings > Chats and Calls 
• Earlier messages now load automatically as you scroll chats
• Improved design for cropping photos and videos
• Location messages now use a large map thumbnail

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: