It is now the turn of Avast Antivirus to publish its 2016 version. Avast Antivirus is the most famous free antivirus for Windows with “over 230 million computers and mobile devices secured”, claim the publisher.
Among the new features of Avast Antivirus 2016, two are highlighted. The first is the automatic generation of strong passwords that users will not need to remember. A memory effort will be required for the master password that will give access to all others.
In short, a multi-platform password manager with synchronization through your Avast account. Passwords are encrypted and stored on Avast’s servers. The password manager can also analyze passwords that have leaked to compare them with those of the user.
The second innovation is a browser called SafeZone that proves to be based on Opera. But unlike Opera, SafeZone is available only for the paid versions of Avast 2016. It can isolate sites in a protected area for payment, and open suspect sites in an isolated virtual environment.
Indicatively, in the test of protection in the real world of AV-Comparatives for the month of September (on a Windows 7 configuration), Avast had obtained a block rate of 98.3% against malicious samples and three false positives.