What happens when the virus definitions for avast! antivirus 4.8 become obsolete?
If you use avast! antivirus version 4.8 or earlier, virus definitions are to be discontinued by January 2017. While your avast! antivirus will still function, your protection is compromised. We strongly recommend updating to the latest version of Avast Antivirus to benefit from important protection features and up-to-date virus definitions.
Why should I update my program version?
When you have the latest version of Avast Antivirus, the program and virus definitions are updated automatically. This means you always have the most recent and effective version.
Our online help services and customer care team are best equipped to support more recent version of Avast Antivirus.
The latest version of Avast Antivirus offers advanced protection features, such as CyberCapture. For more information about available features, refer to the Features and Settings section in the following article:
avast! antivirus Professional Edition 4.8 and earlier
avast! antivirus Home Edition 4.8 and earlier
Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition - Service Pack 3, 32-bit
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