Published by bryanlyt, on July 12th, 2012.

AVAST recently launched its new and improved version 7 with various bloggers, celebrities, media & partners attending the event @ Zouk KL on 20th June 2012.

The new avast! 7 gives users faster information from the “cloud” on new and emerging threats. On top of that, helping family and friends solve their IT issues has never been easier thanks to the new Remote Assistance and Account features.The new FileRep feature knows if it’s naughty or nice, by enabling faster threat identification by sorting new, potentially dangerous files from known safe files. The improved WebRep browser plugin can now detect counterfeit sites.

Other improvements on avast! version 7 include compatibility with Windows 8, speed and memory usage optimizations, export/import of product settings, enhanced GUI, sandbox privacy protection, improved repair functions, and stronger self-defense. It currently supportsEnglish, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Portuguese, Thai, andVietnamese on iOS, Android, Symbian, and Windows.

In conjunction with the launch, APAC Venture Sdn Bhd had also announced its collaboration with Tencent for the launch of its social app called WeChat.

WeChat app works similarly like Whatsapp, but the obvious difference that WeChat offered is the ‘Shake’ function. You’ll be able to ‘Shake’ your device and connect with other WeChat users locally and internationally. I do think it’s similar to going on a blind date where you don’t know who is the guy/girl you are going to be meeting up with. You’ll have the option to add them into your friend list after viewing the person’s profile by using the ‘Shake’ function.

Since WeChat is orginally from China and was just newly launched in Malaysia, almost all the user that you could find is mainly from China and only a handful are from Malaysia. Other than that, WeChat still works great as a normal messenger for text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, photo/video sharing, location sharing and contact information exchange.

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