avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus for Windows

June 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, security, windows 

avast! 5.0 is a free antivirus program available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It is a fairly full featured virus scanner similar to AVG free. Some of its key features are:

  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • Anti-rootkit protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Boot time scanning (32 bit only)
  • Scheduled scanning
  • Wake up for scan (wakes up Windows from hibernate or sleep to perform scheduled scan) Read more

How To Install Avast! in Ubuntu

September 13, 2008 by · 8 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, security 

Avast! antivirus offers a free desktop edition for Linux. I've already shown how to install avast! in Windows XP, today I'm going to show how to install the Linux version on Ubuntu. The first step is to go to the avast! website and download the .deb package. After the download has completed, you should be able to double click the .deb and then click on Install Package. The system will prompt you for your password and then the installation should start. If you'd prefer to use the command line for this task, open a terminal and change to the directory where the new .deb file is saved. Then enter the following command: (adjust this for the name of the .deb package you just downloaded.) Read more

How To Install avast! Antivirus in Windows XP

August 24, 2008 by · 7 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, security, windows 

Avast! antivirus is a virus protection software that is free for home use. This post will walk you through installation and basic configuration on Windows XP. I assume that the procedure would be similar for Windows 2000 and Windows Vista. Read more