Avast Pro Antivirus

Avast Pro Antivirus

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 910 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0.594
File Size:
4.61MB
Date Added:
June 29, 2010
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
9,187,925
Downloads Last Week:
3,867
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 910 votes

    • 5 star: 634
    • 4 star: 158
    • 3 star: 40
    • 2 star: 34
    • 1 star: 44
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 3 stars

    "It makes u use Yahoo or Bing on PAID and free version!"

    June 08, 2014   |   By tetech2

    Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2018

    Pros

    It works, and rings bells when you are about to visit a suspect site. Never had a virus.

    Cons

    Browser scan makes you switch search engine Yahoo or Bing (useless for B to B searches) on PAID and free version if you want to get rid of any bad plugin it finds. Looking through Chrome, I can't find a voice recognition ap, plugin or add-on that it was referring to.

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  • 5 stars

    "instation serial avast 2014"

    June 08, 2014   |   By victorball

    Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 2014 2014.9.0.2018

    Pros

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    Cons

    installation + crack download link
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    Summary

    installation + crack download link
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