The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The AVAST Software digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by AVAST Software and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
avast! antivirus software provides complete virus protection for your computer. Antivirus engine is complemented by anti-spyware, firewall and antispam modules to protect you against phishing schemes, identity theft and internet-distributed web viruses. Automatic updates for greater user convenience and safety. AVAST Software currently protects over 100 million registered users in the world with its avast! antivirus program. It is a free, full-featured computer security application global protection for homes and businesses, which is today available in around 30 languages. www.avast.com
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“avast! antivirus software represents complete virus protection, offering full desktop security including a resident shield. Daily automatic updates ensure continuous data protection against all types of malware and spyware. avast! antivirus products are available to download for a free 30-day trial period.
AVAST Software leads the security software industry – protecting 132,414,749 active and 171,434,350 registered users around the globe – by distributing FREE antivirus software that makes no compromises in terms of protection. Dependable and fast, with a small resource footprint, it often outperforms competitors’ paid-for antivirus suites. AVAST business partners distribute avast! solutions and help provide tech support to avast! users in their native languages. Our loyal user community – from forum support to volunteer translators – helps sustain our business model. Anchored by the CommunityIQ network of sensors and supported by multiple protective shields, avast! software has received many awards over the last 20 years, with performance certified by, among others, VB100, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.”