Avast Professional Edition

Avast Professional Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1201.80611
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 12, 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

    3.7

    out of 9 votes

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

"It may delete files from System Restore and back-ups!"

July 12, 2008  |  By danzic

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

Pros

The Avast 4.8 maybe is one of the best AV I have tried, specially the deep scan inside Outlook (or OE) single messages. But it requires your attention regarding your system restore points and HD image backups.

Cons

First thing I did after installing the Avast was a full deep scan in all drives. I was not used to it and never saw an AV to scan your windows restore points and inside Norton Ghost image files. So, what happened is that it found some files and MTF Table changes as viruses. As I run with 2 HDs, the second one contains all data and Image Back-up. After scanning you need to pay attention if it finds files considered harmful before deleting. I said "OK, delete everything" and was a mess. Never run deep scan on to your back-ups. The machine did not restarted properly after cleaned and, as the files inside windows system restore and Ghost Image were also deleted, I was not able to boot, use system restore or Norton Ghost. I ended up finding an older back-up at an external drive, restored the machine with Norton Ghost, switched the HD0 and then I was able to restore my data. Just that. Be careful when scanning system restore points and Image backups. Besides that, it is a great product.

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5 stars

"it avast "

July 10, 2008  |  By super61

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

Pros

it as more then free

Cons

wish the extra in the free ver app

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5 stars

"Great program"

July 10, 2008  |  By Hugo44

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

Pros

I find it very good and use the professional edition in preference to the Home edition because of script blocking. Well worth the money.

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5 stars

"Excellent!!!!"

July 05, 2008  |  By gigas17

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

Pros

Now i am using avast! professional edition - Full Version. So I have a marvellous protection. It detected and removed more notorious infections from my pc. I would recommend everyone to buy it. If you don't like to buy, use home edition!!

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4 stars

"Avast Pro infected with avirus called 'trial'"

June 26, 2008  |  By guesmia

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

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1 stars

"very good,but is not free"

June 21, 2008  |  By junseong

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

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1 stars

"Not very good, but not also bad"

June 20, 2008  |  By gameworm_perfect4sure

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1201.80611

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1201.80611
Version 4.8.1201.80611 contains improvements in spyware and rootkit detection.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date June 12, 2008
Date Added June 12, 2008
Version 4.8.1201.80611
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 98, 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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