Avast Internet Security
Now With Software Updater
Okay, admittedly the words “software updater” don’t sound all that exciting…
I admit that they should have chosen a much more powerful name!
Sofware Updater is a new feature built into Version 8 of Avast Internet Security that makes sure that security patches and upgrades are applied to OTHER software you may have on your PC.
By now you’re probably sick of trying to manually keep up with all of the “emergency patches” for software like IE, Java, Adobe Reader, etc…. which have repeatedly had issues with huge security holes.
The problem is that generally it may be a week or more before these applications prompt you for an update… leaving you sitting duck.
Now, AIS, as part of it’s update checks, makes sure that THOSE apps stay up to date too!
I will say that Java is still best removed on any day that it is not needed on that particular day. This does not make Java less prone to vulnerabilities but at least makes sure you are patched – pronto – for the ones that Java releases a patch for.
Avast Internet Security is the antivirus that I chose to keep my PCs running in tip top shape.
I love it’s performance. I love its “Gaming Mode” (very useful when running a webinar). I love it’s easy to use interface. I love that it’s light weight.
The only time I’ve faulted them is when I had a friends site that had a false positive and they refused to remove the false positive as they felt the script was more dangerous than anyone else did.
All in all, a great antivirus solution that does a lot to keep your system clean.
~ Kim ~
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Not ready for the full package? I also suggest their lite version as a great free alternative! (Pro version for Windows only, Free versions exist for Windows & Mac)