avast! has updated its suite of security apps today for 2014. This includes avast! Free Antivirus 2014, avast! Internet Security 2014, avast! Pro Antivirus 2014, and avast! Premier 2014. These suites are updates of avast!’s established products that its users are already familiar with.
Faster and Simpler
avast! Free Antivirus 2014 is by far the most popular app for the company. In recent years, avast! has earned a place is many PC users’ computers as it’s a free and effective antivirus solution.
For 2014, avast! has focused on performance for both virus detection, scan speeds, and memory use. The installation file takes up half the space of last year’s, making avast! much less resource hungry than the 2013 version.
The most notable change is in avast!’s interface. Different sections of the program have been moved to the left in a column with icons to access all the different features.
Another notable change is optimized memory usage. This is an area that many antivirus apps struggle with as continuous scanning and running in the background eats up a ton of system memory. We’ll have full benchmarks and an official review for our usual annual free antivirus shootout.
Be sure to read out in-depth analysis of avast! Free Antivirus 2014.