The FNATIC team relies on avast! Internet Security for complete protection because of its powerful, simple tools that keep their data safe without getting in the way. They have a personal firewall to protect their PCs from hackers, a sandbox for questionable files, extra security for financial transactions, and antispam technology that highlights potentially dangerous email.
The silent firewall in avast! Internet Security acts as a filter to keep out intruders and files that try to exploit weaknesses. In essence, it blocks hackers from stealing sensitive personal data from your PC, so you can play any game safely.
Spam and scams are now the majority of email traveling around the Internet. The majority of spam includes harmful links (called phishing scams) built specifically to exploit your PC, personal, or credit card data. Phishing emails try to emulate a legitimate sender, so that you click on the link and give out your login credentials or worse. Our anti-spam technology filters out and highlights these malicious emails to save your time and protect you from potential headaches.
Prevent having your credit card or online banking data hacked and your money stolen. With SafeZone, an Internet Security feature that secures sensitive transactions, you can buy new skins, upgrade subscriptions, even shop for FNATIC game gear safely. Set your favorite banking or gaming sites to automatically launch SafeZone to ensure that all of your sensitive financial transactions stay private.
Gamers know better than anybody how easy it is to accidentally download some piece of malware. If you’re not sure, now you can run it in the Sandbox, a virtual environment where you can run even the most heavily infected files safely. Most files will be caught by our file-reputation scanning technology, but if the file you want isn’t covered, Sandbox will leave your computer unharmed even if the file is malevolent.
avast! Antivirus streams hundreds of tiny real-time updates to your PC’s virus database each day so that your device is protected from new malware faster. Its decisions are based on artificial intelligence that works inside the algorithm responsible for analyzing suspicious files. And each of the updates is the size of a text message, so you won’t even notice.
With all avast! Antivirus products – even the Free version – you can turn on gamer mode so nothing interrupts you. Your game is as fast as ever and completely protected. Which means you can be totally Rekkles online and safe at home base.
If your PC can run the full version of Windows 7, it can run Internet Security. Period. But if you’re buying it for someone else, you may still want to check the system requirements.
You need at least Windows XP (with SP2) installed. Windows Vista, 7, 8, and even 8.1 are fully supported (unless your device runs the Starter or RT edition) in both the 32- and 64-bit variant. A 10-year old Pentium 3 processor will do, with 128 MB RAM and 750 MB of hard-drive space. And now imagine the stellar performance with your new hardware!
Now that we protect over 220 million active devices on all inhabited continents, we are thinking of how to expand to Antarctica. Negotiations with local penguins are underway…
In 2013, avast! celebrated 25 years of success. In all that we do, we’re committed to earning our customers’ satisfaction and trust. And our customers’ loyalty gives us motivation to innovate and drive security to new levels. Should avast! ever not meet your expectations, remember that all our products and services come with a 30-day, no-question, money-back guarantee.
We hate bragging, but we can see you insist! We get awarded and certified often, by numerous independent, industry-related organizations and testing agencies. They praise us for the virus detection capabilities of our software, as well as for not slowing down your PC.
1. On 8 April 2014, Microsoft stops support for Internet Explorer browsers running on Windows XP. This will put your computer and data, such as credit card and online banking details, at greater risk to hackers and malware.
2. Several browser alternatives exist, but we at AVAST use and recommend Chrome, as we find it to be the most-secure option available.