Avast Pro Antivirus

Avast Pro Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 911 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.377
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    February 01, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,724
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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An A-list antivirus, Avast Professional 5 provides steadfast protection and a robust selection of features. This version is the paid upgrade of the better-known Avast Free, and includes several additional features. It doesn't have all of Avast's available features, and that last batch has been saved for another paid upgrade, Avast Internet Security.

Avast Professional protects you with multiple guards. The antivirus, antispyware, and heuristics engines form a security core that also includes multiple real-time shields. The adjustable mail and file system shields join the pre-existing behavior, network, instant messaging, peer-to-peer (P2P), script, and Web shields. The behavioral shield is a common-sense feature, as security software publishers leverage their large user bases to detect threats early and warn others. Other new features include a silent/gaming mode, a testing sandbox, a firewall, antispam measures, and an "intelligent scanner" that only looks at changed files after establishing a baseline. Users should note that Avast Internet Security is the higher-end version of Avast's two paid programs. Avast Professional 5 includes the sandbox and script shield, but not the firewall or antispam features.

The biggest change in Avast 5, though, is the interface. Gone is the music player default look, which was skinnable but confusing, and in its place is a sleek UI that new users should find far more manageable. It's also Aero-friendly, with Explorer-style navigation buttons in case you can't remember where you tweaked a particular setting.

Avast has been reliably effective, and recent independent efficacy tests indicate that it can hold its own against Symantec's Norton and other popular brands. The price of this version is comparable to those, too, albeit slightly cheaper in some cases. If you want the extra protection offered here and value the brand name, Avast Professional 5 is worth the cost if you're buying for just one computer.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.8

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    out of 911 votes

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    • 4 star 159
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 34
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5 stars

"Best Antivirus on the market. Blocked several Trojans."

February 09, 2010  |  By alancass

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.377

Pros

Constant updates and improvements.

Cons

Older version displays annoying update window, which the new version has eliminated.

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5 stars

"I found to be unobtrusive. It didn't slow my system."

February 09, 2010  |  By gdomp2000

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.377

Pros

For a change they were blocked!!!!

Cons

Nothing really

Summary

I like a product that WORKS the way it is said to work!!

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4 stars

"worked well for 10mo-got virus-hadt reinstall os-"

February 05, 2010  |  By aku001

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.377

Pros

It's 360 degree protection-user friendly-

Cons

paid for 2 year license-can't reinstall Avast pro-computor got virus infected, had to reiinstall os-customer support needs improvement-maybe live support would help

Summary

It isn't foolproof but it's the best on the market/ needs better support sevices

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5 stars

"This is a great anti-virus."

February 04, 2010  |  By suzcarlin

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.377

Pros

I have tried 3 other anti-virus (one that I purchased & had to get a refund as it allowed a trojan to get in and crash my hard drive) I will be purchasing AVAST Pro. It is the best I have used and comes highly recommended by internet servers.

Cons

I have no cons with this program

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5 stars

"A complete program; both intuitive and fool-proof"

February 01, 2010  |  By dreucarver

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.377

Pros

The easy to use interface is complete and friendly.

Cons

The boot-level scan is operative for 64 bit level operating systems.

Summary

This program is dependable and user friendly. The support team for the software is exceptionally knowledgeable and truly polite and helpful. This product lives up to its prior billing. I already depend on it.

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5 stars

"The best antivirus I have had"

February 01, 2010  |  By gorocan

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.377

Pros

Easay to understand and setrup

Cons

none so far

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.377
Version 5.0.377 improves Script Shield, Silent/Gaming Mode.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date January 19, 2010
Date Added February 01, 2010
Version 5.0.377
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.75MB
File Name avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,263,786
Downloads Last Week 3,724
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95

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