Avast Professional Edition

Avast Professional Edition

Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 911 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.942
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 25, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,724
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 21 votes

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    4.4

    out of 911 votes

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    • 4 star 159
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    • 2 star 34
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4 stars

"Bom, mas poderia ser em português"

May 18, 2007  |  By josellnunes

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

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5 stars

"best antivirus software i know"

May 02, 2007  |  By tevion2007

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

lightwight through incremental updates and

low on cpu resources

Cons

no knowing disadvantages there

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5 stars

"the best free antivirus software"

April 30, 2007  |  By victor_ppv

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

everything's ok about avast! it blocks not only viruses from installing on your pc, but also spyware and adware. these features are typical only for shareware antivirus programs, but the Czechs have done their job really well...the free version is almost like the paid one with a small difference about the interface, which i think is very clear, whether simplified or not...in addition i have to say that i've been using avast! for 3 months now and i have no complaints...unlike the time when i was using avira, avast! is far far better and it will gain more popularity within the next months, i'm sure

Cons

no cons at all...for now;)

if you don't want to pay about an antivirus software, this must be your choise

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2 stars

"this is the best anti virus"

April 28, 2007  |  By maku83

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

this a a useful product

Cons

this a lot useful to me, i don't think i won't like this

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5 stars

"Good"

April 22, 2007  |  By FoxMoulder1

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

It's free,light, and easy to use

Cons

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5 stars

"I registered an account purely to recommend this product."

April 21, 2007  |  By biggingeryeti

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

Over the years I have used: Norton, AVG, F-Secure, Kaspersky, Nod32 and others, but Avast! is definitely the best Antivirus I have used. Once you have learnt the options it's easy to use and easy to keep track of. It doesn't use much resources and found four trojans that Nod32 and AVG had missed.

It's also fully customisable with skins and such. As I said, I have been coming to Download.com for a long time and this is the first product I have ever wanted to recommend. Very impressed.

Cons

The very first scan I performed did take a while, but that was the most in-depth scan it can perform. The interface also takes a little while to get used to.

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3 stars

"True, It's Free & Very Good, But Also Annoying"

April 19, 2007  |  By Brian_Watters

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

Functionally, there is NOTHING wrong with this antivirus program, plus it's free. It will get the job done. You should get this if you have no antivirus software.

Cons

ANNOYANCES GALORE! First of all, you have to register (for free), but it takes a good while, is done thru email, and only lasts 14 months as I recall. Ouch. But it's still free.

Also, it just doesn't stop! It auto-starts, which most users may want, but NOT ME. Hey, program! Do what I say, not what you feel like doing! I even took it out of my startup programs list using a few different methods, and somehow it still auto-started. Plus I have to exit it through the task manager. Basically, I leave this program uninstalled, and only install it if I feel I may have a virus.

But... it is still free & effective, so I use it.

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5 stars

"A little time and learning you'll have one of the best AVs "

April 18, 2007  |  By Michael C. Barker

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

Very adjustable with two interfaces one simple and the other advanced.An excellent product.I have noticed that my 'puter run BETTER...I can't figure out why? All the others I'v used and tried never did this?

Cons

Somewhat steep learning curve if you make it one,does slow my 'puter down but not much.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Software"

April 14, 2007  |  By buggzee

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

I tried to download Zone Alarm Firewall from PC world to see if it would work with Vista, (that I no longer have installed!)as soon as the download started, it detected a Virus! I stopped the download. How many people download programs and not know there's a virus attached? This program is WONDERFUL!

Cons

There isn't one thing I don't like about this program.

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4 stars

"Solid program."

April 05, 2007  |  By sharkhunter922

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.942

Pros

If your going to buy an AV program this one is great! The pro version has an extra shield (script blocker) that the free version doesn't. Superb detection rate on viruses, trojans and worms. This app, like the free version is skinable, easy to use and scans deep. I rate "Avast Pro" 4 stars and recomend it to all who want a professional AV scanner. This app, unlike "Kapersky" (which is also very good) doesnt have nearly as many conflicts with other security app's, (only a warning about "Zone Alarm) which I never had a conflict with personally. Sixty day trial is gracious and fully functional!

Cons

Not many at all except the default interface! Change it!!!!!!

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What's new in version 4.7.942
Version 4.7.942 is Windows Vista compatible.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date January 25, 2007
Date Added January 25, 2007
Version 4.7.942
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
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 60-day trial
Price $39.95

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