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Avast adds brand-new features to the antivirus range for 2019

Avast has launched its 2019 antivirus software range with some great new features added to Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier.

Avast are one of the most well-known antivirus providers, offering a solid range of virus and malware-fighting tools to keep your PC protected. The launch of its 2019 antivirus range includes three new and improved features to enhance your PC protection.

The new Sensitive Data Shield is one of two powerful new features. Essentially, it stops spyware from snooping through your tax files, health records, and other documents to enhance your privacy protection.

Avast’s Anti-Phishing feature is also improved for the 2019 range. It now automatically protects you against scams and fake sites, with no browser extensions needed.

Do Not Disturb Mode

The Do Not Disturb Mode is a new feature that gives you complete control of notifications and message pop ups. Film fans and gamers will be sharing in this delight and will no longer wince every time a message pops up to interrupt their enjoyment and escapism.

Essentially Do Not Disturb Mode will silence all notifications while you are running an app in full screen mode. That’s right, Windows notifications, popups from other apps and busy social media profiles will no longer be a distraction. Even Avast’s own antivirus notifications will be blocked.

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This is an upgrade to the Game Mode feature, which was limited to only blocking popups during full screen games. Do Not Disturb Mode is promised to work with almost any app running on full screen.

The first, and obvious, benefit will be that it silences the notifications – preventing those awkward situations we mentioned before. Another perk is that it works automatically and is on by default. Just open nearly any application in full screen mode and Avast say that no other application will be able to distract you.

Gamers will also be delighted to hear that this feature has been enhanced with them in mind. Not only does the Do Not Disturb Mode prevent any notifications interrupting their gaming session on the full screen, it also goes further. By prioritising system resources for the user’s gaming it will create smoother gameplay and reduced lag, no matter how many popups are occurring behind the scenes.

How do I get these awesome new features?

All of the new and improved features are included in Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier, while Avast Free antivirus includes the improved Anti-Phishing and new Do Not Disturb Mode features.

If you’re already using one of Avast’s antivirus products, make sure you’re running the latest version. Alternatively, you can download them right here on FileHippo:

WIN AVAST PREMIER FOR A YEAR – [Competition Closed]

To celebrate the launch of Avast’s new do not disturb mode, we’re giving away a year of Avast Premier for five lucky winners.  

To enter, simply head over to the FileHippo Facebook page and leave a comment on the pinned post with the correct answer to the competition question. Good luck!

Competition terms and conditions.
1: The competition is run by FileHippo and is not associated or affiliated with Facebook in any way. 2: To enter: correctly state the answer A, B or C in the comments on the original Facebook post, found here. Answers commented anywhere other than on the original post will not be counted. Any entries from fake or suspicious accounts will not be entered into the draw. 3: Only one entry will be recorded per user, if more than one comment/entry is received, it will not be counted. 4: The competition closes at 22:00 BST on October 21st, 2018. Entries received after this time will not be counted. 5: Five winners will be selected at random from the comments of the original Facebook post, provided they have given the correct answer. Each winner will receive a license key that can be redeemed for one copy of Avast Premier, valid for one year from the activation date. Prizes cannot be exchanged or transferred. 6: The winners will be announced via a Facebook post and contacted via direct message within 10 days after the competition closes. You must respond in order to claim your prize. If we have not heard from you within 30 days of this announcement, you forfeit your right to claim your prize.