Avast Professional Edition

Avast Professional Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1169
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 31, 2008
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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2 stars

"Cumbersome interface, extremely slow"

May 13, 2008  |  By phonecard4free

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

Accurate virus detection

Cons

I have been trying 5 different free Anti-virus programs in the past week. Avira, Avast!, AVG, BitDefender free edition, and PC Tools Anti-virus. By far, out of those 5 Avast was my least favorite. Upon installing it, it started to automatically search for viruses and completely froze up my computer. I then had to restart. It is incredibly slow and the interface is absolutely horrible. I advise you try out Avira anti-virus. It's my favorite so far.

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5 stars

"dandurazo"

April 28, 2008  |  By dandurazo

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

dandurazo

Cons

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5 stars

"very good antivirus, may be the best"

April 28, 2008  |  By PABLO MARRERO

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

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5 stars

"AVast is the best "

April 18, 2008  |  By BonFire003

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

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5 stars

"Excellent Software!! The best Antivirus forget about Norton!!"

April 16, 2008  |  By gav1x2

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

Everything!!!

Cons

Nothing!!!

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5 stars

"The "GOD" Anti Virus,.......excellent!"

April 12, 2008  |  By juutenkun

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Cons

NONE

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4 stars

"simplicity"

April 10, 2008  |  By ddshaker

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

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5 stars

"All I have to say is "Great"!"

April 01, 2008  |  By dolphinstar521

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

It has stopped several viruses and worms from entering my computer. Keep up the good work!

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4 stars

"Vast coverage"

March 31, 2008  |  By magicarvind

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

VEry Vast scanner.

Cons

Nothing specific. Must be fully featured in free edition.

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5 stars

"verry good"

March 31, 2008  |  By gab75

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1169

Pros

i lake the interface

Cons

verry sloolli

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1169
Version 4.8.1169 includes strong self-protection, to prevent malware from turning avast protection off.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date March 31, 2008
Date Added March 31, 2008
Version 4.8.1169
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 98
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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