Recently we’ve reported Avast to remove NG tech in the future (in the latest beta builds, it has been moved to the cloud) and to come with an announcement on it, here it is in the form of CyberCapture, that is part of DeepScreen technology. The antivirus company yet to talk about it in detail, we’re sharing what we know so far here for you.

How Avast’s CyberCapture works?

CyberCapture is enabled by default -which you can notice in the General Settings of Avast-you can find it similar to Avira Protection Cloud – whenever it detects a new/unique/unknown file, sends that file to cloud for deep analysis.

CyberCapture turned on in Avast Settings

Avast runs it in NG and tests against its extended VPS, then after further checks, file result will be known: whether it is clean or infected, and the result in the form of message will be sent back to the client (user PC) then. This can take hours.

READ: Avast makes SafeZone browser available to free version users as well

During that analysis, the file stays locked on user’s computer, he can delete it or run it (not recommended).

Disabling CyberCapture 

Open Avast User interface, and visit Settings > General, uncheck ‘Enable CyberCapture’

The feature is currently available for testing in beta builds. We’ll let you know when Avast releases the antivirus with new features, including this.

Also READ: How to disable Avast email signature