Nitro Update makes Avast light weight, low on system impact and improves system performance on Windows 10.  Avast has released Nitro Update -a major one – to its flagship products and is available for download all Avast users such as Free antivirus, Antivirus, Internet Security and Premium.

Avast has streamlined their product by removing unnecessary hardware virtualization (NG) -which always runs in the background and consumes more system resources-and replaced with new CyberCapture technology that sends unrecognized and unique files to cloud for analysis, and re-sends the result, i.e either ‘dangerous’ or ‘safe’ to client after further checks.

Avast free antivirus 12.1.2272 Nitro Update

User Interface not changed

Avast free antivirus with Nitro Update

Avast about cyber capture

 “This new technology was developed by Avast’s Threat Labs to analyze unrecognized files that have never been seen before. We receive approximately 800,000 files a day, and about half of them are unknown. CyberCapture isolates unknown files in a safe environment and automatically establishes a two-way communication channel with you and Avast’s team of expert security analysts. This ensures that you are protected from any new threats before you open a potentially dangerous file.”

The company has also removed the unused Remote Assistance feature.

Monthly program updates: Avast from on will deliver new features and product updates on a monthly basis. These are set to automatic and silent, but can be configured via Settings.

Avast claims Nitro update delivers 11% faster boot time than the previous version.

According to research done by AV-Comparatives, Avast has half much system impact as Windows Defender in Windows 10.

Improved Avast SafeZone browser, which is available to free users as well, now offers a Bank mode (previously known as pay mode)

Download Avast Nitro Update offline installer 

Avast Free antivirus 12.1.2272 (build 12.1.3076.0)

Avast Pro Antivirus 12.1.2272 

Avast Internet Security 12.1.2272

Avast premium 12.1.2272