A favorite of free anti-virus users avast! antivirus is all set to leap into next major version with beta versions of upcoming avast! antivirus 5 being made available for downloads in couple of weeks, the all new avast! version 5 will come in three flavors - Free, Professional and Security Center Edition, the free version will retain all the functionality as existing Home Edition with new extras, the paid professional version will now include a new virtualization module and the Security suite edition adds an Firewall coupled with an anti-spam module to offer complete security.
Apart from the completely redesigned easier to use interface the new version incorporates various performance optimizations which reduces boot-up and scanning time considerably with the new engine detecting more viruses consuming less resources.
Only Screenshots of avast! Security Center Alpha are made available for now with beta downloads starting in couple of weeks.