avast!™ Virus Protection
What are the various tools utilized by avast! to protect your PC?
avast! Internet protection is not just about blocking off unwanted viruses and malware. There is so much more to security than just mere scanning or detecting. avast! Security software provides protection and reinforcement of various exploitable programs and ensures that the PC is always in a safe condition while online. Aside from the cutting edge virus and malware scanning, detection and removal, avast! also utilizes additional tools to provide a reliable protection and standalone software for the convenience of PC user.
The following points will provide a better understanding of avast! Security software:
- Firewall from avast!
- Scanning tools
Firewall from avast!
avast! antivirus offers an additional silent firewall which checks and controls the incoming and outgoing traffic from the computer. The kind of protection used for this is based on heuristics and behavior analysis. There is a white list of available connections and you can choose from three network settings to configure avast! software. The antispam protection is a filter for fraudulent e-mails. This will prevent the e-mail address from receiving spam messages.
avast! utilizes different kinds of scanning methods. The first one is the boot-time scanner that scans the operating system before it starts its operation so as to prevent the spread of boot sector viruses. The command-line scan allows the user to make a scan directly from the command line. The wakeup scan allows the user to scan the PC that is in sleep mode, and then revert back to sleep after the scheduled scan. The scheduled scanning is setting the time and day when a custom scan will commence.
avast! utilizes shields for various sections or parts of the system. The behavior shields detect any suspicious behavior using various sensors while monitoring PC activity. The file system shield is the real time scanning of executable files. The mail shield scans e-mails for malware. There are many more versions of the shield and they all work in unison to rigorously protect and prevent any damage to the system using advanced detection and deletion methods.
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