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June 29th, 2012

New avast! antivirus software update

Late yesterday (28 June 2012), AVAST Software’s VP of Windows Products, Pavel Sedina, announced a new release of avast! Free Antivirus, avast! Pro Antivirus, and avast! Internet Security.

The new version is 7.0.1451 and contains the following totally new features:

  • WebRep now supports Opera
  • SiteCorrect module for the detection of unwanted websites

And, in addition to the new features, our developers have made the following modifications:

  • Changes in the AutoSandbox module
  • Outlook plugin redesign
  • Windows 8 compatibility updates
  • Emergency Updater
  • Improvements to Remote Assistance (support for UAC prompts, etc.)
  • Improvements to avast! SafeZone™ (protection against kernel-mode keyloggers, updated SafeZone Browser, clipboard sharing, etc.)

We offer very special thanks to our developers, our QA team, and most importantly our loyal users, who have for many years provided us with great constructive feedback. Anyone can complain, but avast! users consistently amaze us with their new ideas.


For more technical info, please visit

For the millions of you who have avast! already installed, just open your avast! control panel, then go to Maintenance -> Update Program

Or, you may download the new update file directly here


  • bob3160

    avast! continues to get better and offer more protection for it’s users.
    It’s nice to know that it’s still available in a FREE version.
    No wonder it’s the Worlds Most Popular Anti virus Program.

  • colinwray

    The latest update has crashed my PC – WinXP says welcome and diplays the wallpaper but never displays the desktop and will not shutdown via cntl-alt-delete. All the processes are shown as running, but explorer is not doing its job and cannot be shutdown.

    Anybody any ideas ?

  • colinwray

    Boot in SafeMode, uninstalled Avast, now boots OK except complains about aswRegSvr.exe being absent. Ran msconfig and unticked anything Avast, now reboots cleanly. I switched to Avast some years ago when AVG did this to my laptop, looks like ZoneAlarm are in for a surge of downloads.