Yay! It is finally here. A Vista RC1 compatible version of the Avast! Antivirus. I just got done uninstalling AVG and I now have Avast 4.7.881 Beta up and running. It looks pretty good so far. Here are the available download links:
- Avast! Home (English) — FREE
- Avast! Professional (English)
- Avast! Home (multilingual) — FREE
- Avast! Professional (multilingual)
After you install and run Avast! for the first time you will receive a compatibility warning, but you can ignore it…the team is working with Microsoft to fix that issue. I also checked the “don’t show me this again” box so that I wouldn’t have to worry about seeing the warning every time I start Windows.
ATI has also updated their video card drivers which is important for you to use if you want the best visual experience possible. I didn’t notice much of a difference from what Vista had automatically installed but I am sure it would affect any gamers out there (I’m not really into gaming).