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Image Gallery: Introduction to Avast! Antivirus version 5.1

With Avast! Antivirus 5.1 scheduled for release in Q4, 2010, the following slides offer a perspective into some of the new features, and improvements to be introduced in version 5.1.

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Avast! Antivirus 5.1 comes in 3 flavors - Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus and Internet Security targeting the end user, and Managed Pro Antivirus, Managed Internet Security targeting the business market segment.

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Key feature of the Avast! Antivius 5.1 is a new management system for SMBs, relying on a Web-based management console.

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Related new featured would include: Full control over the avast installations, immediate alerting in case of an infection, as well as remote installation and centralized updating.

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The advanced features would include: Auto-discovery of new/unprotected computers, as well as configuration for a computer can be inherited or defined autonomously.

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Localization has also been taken into consideration, with the management console translated to 8 different languages.

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Screenshot of the Avast! Antivirus version 5.1 Web management console.

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Another screenshot of the Avast! Antivirus version 5.1 Web management console.

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Yet another screenshot of the Avast! Antivirus version 5.1 Web management console.

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Avast! Antivirus version 5.1 is based on .NET framework 4.0, SQL Server 2008 and runs on IIS, with the management console using Silverlight 4.0.

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In comparison to Avast! Antivirus version 5.0, 5.1 includes an improved 64-bit support, and improved Behavior Shield that according to the company results in better handling of false positives.

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Key components from 5.0 are also included, such as Web shield + Network shield, Sandboxing, Mail shield and P2P/IM shields.

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Avast! Antivirus version 5.1 is scheduled for release in Q4, 2010, with the beta to be released in September, 2010.

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