Avast Professional Edition

Avast Professional Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 911 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7.1043
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (60-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,724
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Avast Professional Edition skillfully scans your PC and several programs for viruses, although configuring it is not for the faint of heart.

Immediately after installation, the program asks if you want to schedule an antivirus scan of your local hard drives at system start. You'll notice two icons in your system tray after installing Avast: one to configure the functions and another to activate the virus recovery database.

Well-designed, Avast scans executables, inbound and outbound e-mails, and P2P programs such as Kazaa, Limewire, and Morpheus. Instant messages received from several messenger programs are inspected for harmful viruses as well. The program was able to block URLs and common file operations such as renaming and deleting. We appreciated the sensitivity adjusters to get protection to desired levels including normal, high, or customized.

We must say this application did slow down our system while surfing and using other programs. Many of its configurations require intermediate know-how or better. Fortunately, it has a generous 60-day trial. Don't let the steep learning curve turn you off; Avast safeguards your system at optimum levels.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 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

"best"

December 09, 2007  |  By thawinnorkham

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

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5 stars

"Absolutely awesome product!"

December 06, 2007  |  By L38Crow

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

Pros

It works! It's free of charge for home users! It does it work (found some really dangerous threats for me) and it is very easy to operate (my wife and son does it without any problems).

It supports WIN 64Bit systems, and eat less resources than other AV products. And it is available in many languages!

Therer is another reason I recommend it to my friends - small update footprint! You can even update it over dial-up or costly roaming connection and does it AUTOMATICALLY! Unlike many other products which reqire user interaction.

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4 stars

"very good can you please keeep it up?"

December 03, 2007  |  By nta53

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

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2 stars

"Changed my computer settings without authorization. Spiderman skin is cool!!"

November 20, 2007  |  By mgstan

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

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3 stars

"Average."

November 16, 2007  |  By Akashpratim Mukhopadhyay

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

Pros

The virus detection system system is very fast and the voice alert adds a new dimension to the software.

Cons

It is not at all comprehensible.

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5 stars

"VERY PLEASED"

November 15, 2007  |  By msfixit2day

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

Pros

I purchased a very expensive anti virus and was having so many problems. So on a whim downloaded this Avast product and it has cleared up all the issues. I like it very much so far but I like the other one too.

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1 stars

"********"

November 14, 2007  |  By bryanmilks

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

Pros

nothing

Cons

everything

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5 stars

"BEST OF THE BEST"

October 28, 2007  |  By Eddie Tan

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

Pros

i was using nod32 previously but still got virus attack.. so decided to give this a go.. to my surprise.. it's light on resource but strong virus protection and doesn't slow down my system.. what are you waiting for? go get one now..

Cons

nothing..

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5 stars

"Great Work"

October 28, 2007  |  By J0ske_

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

Pros

What I like the most about Avast! Antivirus is the fact that it's light on system resources and still has great detection and protection.

The interface is pretty modern and easy to use.

Cons

The on-demand scan doesn't give a report after scanning (Like AVG or McAfee). Instead, it gives an alert from the exact moment the scanner locates a virus. This might be a securer way but having to wait hours for the scanner to complete (On large drives, like mine) is pretty frustrating ofcourse.

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5 stars

"i want get a test"

October 20, 2007  |  By wangyou236

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.7.1043

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.7.1043
Version 4.7.1043 adds support for more packers, brings higher detection rates, and adds Arabic language.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date September 26, 2007
Date Added September 26, 2007
Version 4.7.1043
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95
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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