Version History of Avast Free AntiVirus 6.0.1000

Main changes/improvements:

  • AutoSandbox - suspicious programs will be optionally run sandboxed
  • avast! WebRep – browser plugin for website reputation rating; a combination of data from our virus lab and community voting
  • Script Shield now even in the Free AV
  • Site Blocking now even in the Free AV
  • SafeZone – a special virtualized area for sensitive transactions (e.g. secure online banking) (paid products only)
  • Restore factory settings command (Settings -> Troubleshooting)
  • Automatic actions in the boot-time scan
  • New compression method in the installer makes the setup packages about 20% smaller.
  • Script Shield now functional even with IE8/IE9 Protected Mode
  • Sidebar gadget
  • Improved stability/compatibility of the Behavior Shield
  • Improvements in the avast! sandbox

Known issues

  • Help files not updated yet
  • Localizations incomplete yet
  • SafeZone not yet accessible (Pro AV / IS only)
  • WebRep only available for IE and Firefox (Chrome is coming soon)
  • Firewall: per-application packet rules not yet accessible
  • Firewall: uTorrent conflict not yet resolved

What's new in beta build 986

  • Pretty much all the bugs from the previous beta builds should be solved now, with the following exceptions:
  • Firewall: utorrent conflict not yet fully resolved
  • Firewall: packet rules for applications still don't support ASK and AUTO-DECIDE actions properly.
  • Incorrect context-menu handling in safezone
  • Other small visual issues in safezone

What's new in beta build 989

  • Improved update from v5.x (Security Center registration, installation of webrep plugins, installation of the gadget, ...)
  • Improvements in the safezone (e.g. The Turn off command on 64-bit Windows, flash in the safezone browser , Alt+Tab processing etc)
  • Fixes in the gadget (especially on Vista)
  • Welcome screen not shown by default anymore
  • Fixes in the Outlook plugin

What's new in RC build 992

  • Fixed the USB Safe Removal issue
  • Webrep should now work in IE 64-bit (but IE9 RC 64-bit has some issues with Behavior Shield)
  • Safezone: fixed a crash issue when pressing F1 on the desktop
  • Safezone: improved isolation
  • Improved installation/uninstallation of the gadget