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Public beta for AVG 8

by Marianna Schmudlach / January 22, 2008 2:13 AM PST

Report of 22.01.2008

Grisoft has launched a free beta version of the newly developed AVG 8. The software is said to offer many improvements and has apparently been reprogrammed from scratch.

New features include a module for checking web and instant messenger traffic, the LinkScanner malicious script filter developed by the recently acquired Exploit Prevention Labs, and an anti-rootkit component. The new scan engine supposedly improves general detection rates and offers more effective heuristics ? as well as being faster and requiring less resources than its predecessor. The new user interface is designed to make access easier for less experienced computer users, but the menu also still offers extended expert settings.

More: http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/102177

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