Avast! 7 will use a hybrid of traditional antivirus definition updates and a new streaming system. This will allow AVAST to “push” out new updates as they are ready so all users will the most protected in minutes. The change will mean Avast receives about 20 updates daily and more frequent as the infrastructure can support it. Instead of getting bundled packages like now, users will get “streaming” updates.
From Avast’s news release on the subject:
AVAST Software’s hybrid approach combines the strengths of both the “cloud’ and the traditional virus database update. With avast! 7, the streamed data accumulates on top of the regular database updates on users’ hard drives, keeping them protected regardless of their internet connection. Thanks to its restructured distribution network, AVAST is able to connect up to two million clients to a single server.
Avast! 7 is coming soon and is currently available as beta (Avast! 7 Free beta, Avast! 7 Pro beta, Avast! 7 Internet Security beta) . Translated from the Turkish, the new version will include some interesting new features:
* New installation package
* UI arrangement
* FileRep service (basedbulut cloud-based)
* Streaming updates
* Sandbox & Autosandbox developed
* Browser protection developed
* PC problems remotely in order to assist with easier access to the support of relatives
* Support Tool
* Export / Import settings
* Screen saver regulation
* Developer Preview’de executable Win8
* And much more security-related developments