avast! Antivirus U3 Edition is designed to protect U3 smart drives from viruses and other forms of malware. The U3 platform is all about carrying your entire workspace with you, including your programs and data. However, this makes them very vulnerable. From home use to the office; University or school to an Internet caf+aTe, avast! lets you use your U3 smart drive knowing your data is safe from infection.
avast! Antivirus U3 Edition can work with any U3 device. It provides comprehensive protection of your U3 smart drive against viruses and malware infections from a host machine.
The latest version of the avast! antivirus kernel features outstanding detection abilities, together with high performance. You can expect 100% detection of In-the-Wild viruses (viruses already spreading between users) and excellent detection of Trojan horses.
The kernel is certified by ICSA Labs; and it frequently takes part in the tests of Virus Bulletin magazine, often yielding the VB100 award.
The avast! engine also features outstanding unpacking support. It can scan inside the following archives: ARJ, ZIP, MIME (+ all associated formats), MAPI (Outlook pst files), DBX (Outlook Express archives), RAR, TAR, GZIP, CAB, BZIP2, ZOO, ACE, ARC, LHA/LHX, TNEF (winmail.dat), CPIO, CHM, RPM, ISO, 7ZIP and SIS. It also supports a number of executable packers (such as PKLite, Diet, UPX, ASPack, PeShield, FSG, MEW etc.).
Last, but not least, it can also scan for viruses and other types of malware hidden in Alternate data streams on NTFS volumes of the host machine.
The commitment to internationalization is one of the key benefits of avast!. The program supports all languages supported by the U3 LaunchPad itself, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The language settings are inherited directly from the U3 environment, i.e. to change the current language use the U3 LaunchPad settings dialog.