During Windows boot-up the Avast! Boot-time scanner checks for threats hiding in the boot sector of your hard disk, and later, during run-time, your computer is shielded using various means of protection.
You can always scan your computer on the fly using quick, full (in-depth), folder and removable media scans, or schedule the scanning for your convenience. Expert user may also find the command-line scanner useful.
Behavioral based protection includes shields, that is run-time protection, for files, mail, web, P2P application downloads, Instant Messaging, scripts, Web traffic and network connections.
These shields additionally incorporate Avast Internet Security real-time anti-rootkit protection as well as detection of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) which can be used for either,the good or the bad intentions and thus need to be on the radar of every savvy computer user.
Last but not least, Avast’s internet security suite a good choice for gamers because pop-ups can be suppressed for times of undisturbed computer activity by Silent/Gaming Mode.
A link scanner is missing, though.