avast! CommunityIQ - How we find new computer viruses
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To find and analyze new computer viruses, some computer security software firms have hundreds of analysts in their virus labs. At AVAST Software, we do it differently.
avast! antivirus software users like yourself, if you don't opt out of our CommunityIQ virus detection system, automatically submit virus samples (potential ones, that is) from anything suspicious you encounter. When your avast! antivirus program's virus scanners notice anything that resembles computer virus symptoms, it sends a sample to us -- automatically and anonymously -- for a computer virus check.
Every day we receive about 50,000 anonymous samples that our systems then virus-test. After the virus analysis, whatever gets confirmed as a new virus goes into a computer virus information update that is sent automatically to all avast! users. Even users of avast! Free Antivirus software receive the same antivirus updates, and thus the same level of computer virus protection.
And because we have hundreds of millions of users who depend on avast! antivirus protection for their internet safety... we don't quite need hundreds of analysts to provide you with the best system for computer virus detection and virus removal -- for the best overall computer protection.