Surfing well-known sites
Protecting your data
Keeping all software
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avast! Premier goes beyond our already comprehensive Internet Security to offer our new Data Shredder, for very permanently deleting sensitive data from the hard drive; remote capability improvements that – at the request of our users – allow automatic connection to enabled friend/family devices; and a new Software Updater feature that can proactively update all the software you’re using that is outdated and/or needing a security patch.
Never worry about unpatched or outdated apps again
Unique to avast! Premier, an automatic version of our new Software Updater can be set to keep all your programs up-to-date and patched, keeping you away from some of the biggest known security vulnerabilities.
Keep everything at your fingertips
Ever need a file at work that you forgot and left at home? AccessAnywhere in avast! Premier lets you connect to your PC from remote locations.
Leave no traces on your hard drive
If you ever want to sell or give away an old PC, this is the best way to ensure that your sensitive data does not go with it. Typically, data is not totally deleted, but only references to it. Our Data Shredder in avast! Premier erases files permanently, so that they cannot be restored via hardware or software methods. Includes three methods for doing this: random overwrite, DoD, and Gutmann method.
Shop and bank online without worry
SafeZone™ is a private and isolated virtual window on your desktop, for securing your sensitive financial transactions online. Perfect for auction sites, buying tickets, booking hotels or airlines, online gaming, or any sort of monetary transfer.
Surf and socialize without worry
Sandbox lets you surf the web and run even risky programs virtually, outside your PC. And our Web, IM, and P2P shields ensure your safety on social networks (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) and online dating sites, IM chats (e.g. Skype or ICQ), or peer-to-peer file-sharing sites.
Benefit from real-time protection
Hybrid cloud technology streams your virus database updates to your PC in real-time, so your avast! software has all virus definitions as soon as they are known to our Virus Lab.
Know what’s coming before you click
Our cloud-based FileRep feature keeps reputation data on millions of files, so we can warn you of a file’s reputation before you open it.
Manage avast! on all your devices
Your AVAST Account portal is your personal directory for all your avast! related data, for all your desktop and mobile devices. Each month, we also prepare for you a Security Report that shows an overview of the most significant details (e.g. number of infected sites blocked).
Get help from a ‘Geek’ in your network
Our Remote Assistance lets you connect remotely to friends or family members for computer help. It routes through AVAST’s servers, bypasses firewalls, and can be terminated by either party at any time.
It’s pretty boring and time-consuming to keep your programs updated, right? But it’s essential.
AVAST can take care of it for you.
Although we’ve integrated Software Updater with the entire avast! 8 product line, its functionality is version-specific:
We distinguish three different statuses to provide you with easy understanding of your machine’s shape:
Your computer is fully protected or is at low-risk against vulnerabilities. You can still check the list and update remaining applications, if any exist.
Your computer is not fully protected against vulnerabilities, because you still run some outdated medium-risk applications. It's recommended to check the list and update those applications.
Your computer is at high-risk, because some critically vulnerable applications are outdated. It's strongly recommended to check the list and immediately update all applications with direct connectivity to the Internet, such as Internet browsers, email clients, important browser plug-ins, etc.
Software Updater can handle the most frequently used (and thus most vulnerable) programs, and the number of these is still growing. For more details, check the table below:
|Application||Versions supported||Latest existing version||Fix type||Language versions||Product ID|
|7-Zip Filemanager (32 Bit)Igor Pavlov||All||184.108.40.206||User-assisted3||All||3|
|7-Zip Filemanager (64 Bit)Igor Pavlov||All||220.127.116.11||User-assisted3||All||4|
|Adobe AIRAdobe Systems Incorporated||All||18.104.22.1680||Automatic1||All||42|
|Adobe ReaderAdobe Systems Incorporated||8
|DivX Plus Web PlayerDivX, LLC||All||22.214.171.124||User-assisted4||All||29|
|Flash Player ActiveXAdobe Systems Incorporated||All||11.7.700.224||Automatic1||All||13|
|Flash Player ActiveX (Windows 8)Adobe Systems Inc.||All||11.7.700.224||Automatic2||All||14|
|Flash Player PluginAdobe Systems Incorporated||All||11.7.700.224||Automatic1||All||12|
|Foxit ReaderFoxit Corporation||All||126.96.36.1994||User-assisted3||All||18|
|GOM Media PlayerGOMlab||All||188.8.131.5245||User-assisted3||All||50|
|Google Chrome (all users)Google Inc.||All||27.0||Automatic||All||35|
|Google Chrome (current user)Google Inc.||All||27.0||Automatic||All||36|
|Internet ExplorerMicrosoft Corporation||All||All||Automatic2||All||37|
|Java Runtime Environment 6 (32 Bit)Oracle Corp.||All||All||User-assisted3||All||91|
|Java Runtime Environment 6 (64 Bit)Oracle Corp.||All||All||User-assisted3||All||92|
|Java Runtime Environment 7 (32 Bit)Oracle Corp.||All||All||User-assisted3||All||93|
|Java Runtime Environment 7 (64 Bit)Oracle Corp.||All||All||User-assisted3||All||94|
|Miranda IM (32 Bit)Miranda IM Project||All||0.10.13||User-assisted3||All||21|
|Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Corporation||All||21.0||User-assisted3||All||1|
|Mozilla Firefox (ESR)Mozilla Corporation||All||17.0.6||User-assisted3||All||97|
|Mozilla ThunderbirdMozilla Corporation||All||17.0.6||User-assisted3||All||96|
|Opera (32 Bit)Opera Software ASA||All||12.15||Automatic1||All||7|
|Opera (64 Bit)Opera Software ASA||All||12.15||Automatic1||All||8|
|VLC Media PlayerThe VideoLAN Team||All||2.0.7||User-assisted3||All||2|
|WinRAR Archiver (32 Bit)Alexander Roshal||All||184.108.40.206||User-assisted3||en, es, de, ru||5|
|WinRAR Archiver (64 Bit)Alexander Roshal||All||220.127.116.11||User-assisted3||en, es, de, ru||6|
|WinZip (32 Bit)Winzip Computing||All||17.5.10480||User-assisted3||All||19|
|WinZip (64 Bit)WinZip Computing||All||17.5.10480||User-assisted3||All||20|
|iTunes (32 Bit)Apple Inc.||All||18.104.22.168||User-assisted4||All||27|
|iTunes (64 Bit)Apple Inc.||All||22.214.171.124||User-assisted4||All||26|
Windows 8 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit, excl. RT Edition)
Older Windows operating systems (Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000) are not supported.
|Pentium 3 Processor||128 MB RAM||650 MB of free hard disk space|
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