DV Hardware bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
October 25, 2016 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 76 people online.


Latest Reviews
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
ZOWIE G-TF Rough mousepad
ROCCAT Isku FX gaming keyboard
Prolimatech Magnetic Pin

Follow us

avast! 6.0 to get free virtualization

Posted on Monday, January 24 2011 @ 18:03:11 CET by

AVAST Software announced the upcoming avast! 6.0 anti-virus software will include virtualization technology for all of its free users.
AVAST Software is including an array of new technologies in its soon-to-be released avast! 6.0, including virtualization technology for all of its free users. ―AVAST is so committed to free, we are providing all of our users with this virtualization technology for free, says Ondrej Vlcek, CTO of AVAST Software. ―It is not always certain that an item is 100 percent clean but with AutoSandbox virtualization, we‘ve created a safe space between the known good and bad content which will make life safer for all avast users – whether they are using our free or paid-for products.

Virtualization technology enables people to create a virtual‘ computer inside their physical machine. If they encounter malware while browsing the internet or running an infected application, the virtual computer will shut down, leaving their real computer unharmed and running. ―Most viruses are spread through executable commands and scripts are the entry point. By isolating the binary in a virtual computer, the real machine stays clean, explains Mr. Vlcek.

AutoSandbox, a free virtualized environment for testing suspicious code, makes virtualization an easy one-click choice. ―Virtualization has the potential to significantly increase user safety, but people have been slow to adopt this technology—even when it‘s a part of their antivirus package,‖ says Mr. Vlcek.

―AutoSandbox shifts virtualization from being an IT geek‘ specialty to an automatic, easily accessible safety feature for all avast users.

AutoSandbox identifies and prompts users to run suspicious applications in a safe virtual environment. Users have three options: execute the file within the virtual AutoSandbox, run it outside the sandbox, or cancel running the application entirely. ―It‘s a win-win for users, if the item is dangerous it just shuts down the virtual computer and the user‘s real machine remains safe. And, if the item is safe, there is no hassle from a false positive,‖ adds Mr. Vlcek.

The new feature will be available at no cost to all avast! users – including those with avast! Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, and the premium Internet Security suite.



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 DM Media Group bvba