Avast Pro Antivirus

Avast Pro Antivirus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.677.100921
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 22, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,724
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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

    3.7

    out of 13 votes

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    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 911 votes

    • 5 star 634
    • 4 star 159
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 44
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5 stars

"ease of use"

January 13, 2011  |  By mncdwc

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Ease of use and effective.

Cons

I'm not always sure about how to follow through with problems

Summary

If a problem shows up - I'm dont' always understand what to do about it.

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5 stars

"Only good Karma here !"

December 07, 2010  |  By Tonynio

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Only the best for my PC that's why i slammed out USD39.95 because it looks and runs like a Mercedes Benz. And the layers of protection is second only to Air Force One,I'm in stealth and fighter mode 24/7 365 . Avast , when it needs to seeks and kills

Cons

There are none or it wouldn't be on my computer. Right ?

Summary

The baby is a Diva. She looks great and knows her job like a CEO of a future 500 business. She knows how to protect and do whats in the best interest and kill what ever tries to bring harm to it. Avast is the best like a yogi calm cool and collective ,but like a dobbe, when time to protect it.

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2 stars

"do not download this software, nothing but problems"

December 05, 2010  |  By samson101557

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

there's nothing i like about this newer version

Cons

i ran the free version 4 for a year without problems, as soon as my supposed free version expired and had to download version 5 problem after problem.there is no uninstall program with this software and it cant be uninstalled manually either.

Summary

i truly belive avast has made this impossible to remove so the upgrade version is your only choice , also planted small viruses on my hard drive that only the upgraded version will mysteriously detect and remove, what a scam

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5 stars

"it is good product."

November 29, 2010  |  By lalitendupattanaik

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

it's detecting virus well.

Cons

nothing found.

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4 stars

"Unobtrusive Yet Thorough and Effective"

November 19, 2010  |  By ChiponMonster

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Installed easily, is highly configurable, and doesn't hog resources as some antivirus apps have. Is extremely effective at preventing malware from taking hold by terminating a connection before the malware even reaches your computer.

Cons

Avast was caught sleeping on the job and my desktop was infected by a nasty java exploit that nested in my MBR, toasted my Win7 install during the removal process. After running AvastPro for a year, this has been it's only miss that I am aware of.

Summary

Avast Pro gets the job done without making much fuss. I feel confident that my computer is protected.

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4 stars

"Great value, Great protection!"

November 17, 2010  |  By lauraglover

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Great value, Great protection!

Cons

No cons found at this time

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3 stars

"Good, but a ***** to install"

November 06, 2010  |  By jacksatx

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Once installed, seems to work Ok.

Cons

The install system needs to be reworked. I repeatedly got msg: :the license for this product is invalid" Yes, right! my friend finally uninstalled the sucker and reinstalled. Finally working.

Summary

I bought the two-year, three computer version. Installation was a *****! Finally went to a friend (PC nerd) and he uninstalled and reinstalled program; finally working.
Do not recommend unless fairly computer savy as I do not view this software very user friendly.

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3 stars

"it is good for my pc"

October 24, 2010  |  By Aryan_kunal

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

this is good softwear which is scan my pc solve the problem in my pc

Cons

it is good

Summary

this was perfect

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1 stars

"Crashed my compueter"

October 23, 2010  |  By mohairsilkie

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Rave reviews of editors

Cons

Paid & downloaded. Problem with code from elements 5 pay window to open software. Rebooted as instructed. Black screen crash requesting recover disc. Required Computer Expert recovery. Google Avast Crashed Computer.

Still don't have money back.

Summary

Not as advertised. Either software bug or incompatibility with Win 7.

No U.S. phone number. Elements 5 is a third party payments center.

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2 stars

"Strange Bedfellows"

October 09, 2010  |  By txtech

 |  Version: Avast Pro Antivirus 5.0.677.100921

Pros

Avast is great -- easy interface good product, but there help desk kicks you to the Iyugi sales pitch (very bad)

Cons

iyugi is a call center support group - it is cheap but it is no more than ccleaner and avast with someone else clicking the buttons. So it is not cheap it is expensive

Summary

do not call Avast tech support - or beware of the odd cross selling agreement with iyugi

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.677.100921
Version 5.0.677.100921 solves a problem that could lead to disappearing of the avast service.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date September 21, 2010
Date Added September 22, 2010
Version 5.0.677.100921
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, 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 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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