Avast Pro Antivirus

Avast Pro Antivirus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.594
  • Total Downloads:
    9,233,139
  • Date Added:
    June 29, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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

    4.0

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
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    4.4

    out of 910 votes

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

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.0.594
    Version 5.0.594 improves interaction with Windows System Restore; namely, avast now auto-repairs itself when it detects a corrupted VPS due to a System Restore (or other reasons) - aswSP.sys.
    General
    Publisher AVAST Software
    Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
    Release Date June 29, 2010
    Date Added June 29, 2010
    Version 5.0.594
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Antivirus Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.61MB
    File Name avast_pro_antivirus_setup_online.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,233,139
    Downloads Last Week 3,644
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $39.95

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