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Default avast! Free 6 beta adds features from commercial version

Free antivirus tools can occasionally be short on features, a little lacking in comparison to their commercial brothers. Avast! has always been an exception, though, and the first public beta of avast! Free 6 extends the program even further with a host of useful capabilities.

The new AutoSandbox, for instance, can automatically detect a suspicious program as it's launched, and execute it in the avast! sandbox, an isolated environment where there's little chance that it can infect or damage your PC.

The package now includes a WebRep browser plugin, which displays the reputation of the sites in your search engine results, helping you to identify dangerous links before you click. Currently this works only with Firefox and Internet Explorer, but avast! says a Chrome extension will be available soon. And an avast! gadget displays your security status on the desktop, and allows you to launch a scan in a couple of clicks.
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