Avast! 6 free edition beta preview is available for the download. This time again just like in the previous versions some new features are added from the commercial version. One of the most important is sandbox feature inherited from the commercial sibling of the application. In the AutoSandbox feature of the Avast any malicious application can be detected and automatically put in the sandbox for execution, in this way there is no risk of harming the actual PC by any malware or virus for example.
Package also now includes a WebRep browser plugin which displays the reputation of the websites in the search result pages in Firefox and Internet Explorer search result pages. So, you know before hand that the website you are going to visit is safe or not. Avast! says a Chrome extension will also be available soon. Avast! gadget displays your system security status on the desktop. Also new is a Script Shield that interprets any scripts that are run on the system for malicious code and finally a site blocking module that allows to block the access to certain sites or URLs if required.
You can download and try the Avast! 6 free beta preview from here. Please! be aware this is first beta that is offered to the general public so there might be some unexpected bugs here and there. So, you should probably avoid to install it on your production machine.
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