Security vendor Globalshareware announced the launch of Avast Pro Antivirus 6.0 with an improved antivirus and anti-spyware engine. Globalshareware says it paid particular attention to upgrading the heuristic engine, which scans for previously unknown viruses, spyware, and other forms of malware. There's also a new sandbox mode that will run potentially exploitable or suspicious programs in a virtual environment to contain an outbreak from spreading to the OS.
"The new Avast antivirus is loaded with many key technologies like the new intelligent scanner, new behavior shield, real time anti-root kit protection, green computing, mail shield, web shield and much more. You are going to love the experience once you install this antivirus on your systems. There is a safe zone - a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions like secure online banking. The product we are talking about will not only act as an antivirus rather it will be a complete safeguard for your system," Globalshareware said.
Now common to most modern AV applications, Avast Antivirus Pro 6.0 includes a new silent/gaming mode. Avast automatically detects when a user is running a full screen application and responds by disabling pop-ups and other screen notifications. Also on the performance front, Globalshareware claims Avast 6.0 is multi-core aware, resulting in faster system scans.