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Avast 2019: extends artificial intelligence technology to block advanced phishing attacks to improve consumer safety

Avast, the global leader in cyber security products, today announced the launch of Avast 2019 for its free premium consumer security software. The new version includes anti-phishing protection based on improved artificial intelligence, privacy protection and no interruptions in full-screen mode.

Improved Threat Detections

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Avast 2019 ensures improved detection of phishing websites by automatically verifying a site’s URL to detect suspicious tokens, domain meta-information, and inspecting visual aspects of phishing websites. sites. This unique technology allows Avast to recognize new phishing sites within seconds, protecting Avast users on all platforms from phishing attacks and other fraudulent emails.

Do Not Disturb Mode

Avast’s new Do Not Disturb mode removes alerts, including those from third-party applications such as Windows, email, chat, and browser notifications when users run applications in full screen. Do Not Disturb mode is a free feature that prevents applications from distracting or embarrassing users when reading or presenting presentations.

Sensitive Data Shield

Sensitive Data Shield is a feature that protects Avast’s premium customers with an additional safety net against cybercriminals and spies. The feature identifies confidential files, such as tax files, medical records and travel documents, and gives users the ability to “protect” and protect access to those files. As a result, third parties and unauthorized programs, such as malware, can not read or modify files, allowing users to regain control of their confidential data.

Improved Smart Scan

The Avast Smart Scan feature combines virus scans, software updates, network issues, and performance issues in a concentrated scan. It allows free and premium users to check a series of problems in one click and has been optimized to scan and identify any problem with the PC, twice as fast as before.

Enhanced network security

Avast’s Wi-Fi Inspector feature, a free feature that analyzes routers, personal computers, mobile devices, and connected objects connected to the user’s network and provides problem-solving solutions, has been enhanced to improve identification and detection of devices. more security vulnerabilities. Similar weaknesses The feature displays network devices in a detailed map, making it easier to navigate and control devices connected to their local network.

“Under the hood, we’ve expanded our AI-based capabilities to ensure continuous improvement in security detection and response, and we’re proud of our third-party test results that are blocking threats, but we know it’s a good one. Continuous battle in which we must remain smarter than the bad guys with new methods and technologies to defeat, “said Ondrej Vlcek, Avast’s senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Phishing is a very effective social engineering technique, and cybercriminals have recently improved their game of phishing sites to get people to provide sensitive information, so we need to use powerful technology to fight against” Avast 2019 combines next-generation phishing protection with excellent features of ease of use and convenience to provide our customers with the best possible security and privacy protection. ”

The Avast 2019 product family includes Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier. Avast Free Antivirus provides protection against malware such as ransomware, encryption software and spyware, phishing threats, malicious Web-based URLs and emails, and malicious attachments. Avast Free Antivirus also alerts users of security risks on the home network with the Wi-Fi Inspector and offers easy password management with Avast passwords and simple vulnerability fixes with Software Updater. Avast Internet Security users will benefit from advanced ransomware protection with Ransomware Shield, the ability to run files in a secure environment with Sandbox, a firewall, and anti-spam protection. Avast Premier users also have the option to protect themselves from spyware via Webcam Shield and to safely delete confidential files that have become useless with Data Shredder.

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