Avast Professional Edition

Avast Professional Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1351
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 20, 2009
  • 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

    4.1

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
  • 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

"efficiency in protecting the computers against viruses"

January 03, 2010  |  By usser12

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

The automatic updating of the product via internet

Cons

The product failure to protect the computer against autorun

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4 stars

"Some time it is good some time it doesn't run properly!"

December 25, 2009  |  By tupamamy

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

The 5 elements it is easy to install . and Appear very clear ! Look nice !

Cons

The little blue ball say 8 provider and 8 are running (some times ) but some times say 8 provider and 5 are running usually are running 7 most of the time are 7 .So I really don't know which one is correct ?????

Summary

Usually this product appear like you are not sure what are you doing with ! Because you so many update every day so Whats going on ? Why you have to make so many update every day ? I like if this product protect my computer and files but its sound to me like you are not sure or you got so many Hacker around the world ? Could do you explain to me ? Thanks .

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3 stars

"better that some of the others"

December 16, 2009  |  By mandylane2010

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

I have been using it for a while and it is pretty solid overall

Cons

It does seem to slow my computer down

Summary

seems to work well enough

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4 stars

"Haven't had a problem since downloading years ago."

December 16, 2009  |  By MoodsDown

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

Ease of use and stealth running.

Cons

Got used to icon in system tray but can't get the new release to put it there.

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2 stars

"Slowed my computer"

December 15, 2009  |  By mphelps55

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

It found nothing so can't give a good comment

Cons

It slowed my computer down so much that it was a big pain. Deleted program within 6 hours.

Summary

Needs to be easier to use and not have such stringent rules that every time you go to a site, it interrupts the loading and my computer would time out. Would not recommend this product.

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5 stars

"Best antivirus software I used and dosen't slow pc down"

December 11, 2009  |  By crawfordaz

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

Best antivirus softwre I ever used I have had Careone (Good) , AVG (Lame), and Norton (Bogs your PC & Lame) but Avast kills every thing in it's path Trojans, worms, adware and viruses.

Cons

Price is misleading you think it's a cheap antivirus program but as I found out it absolutly is worth every penny and dosen't bog your PC down must have for any PC user that want's piece of mind.

Summary

Avast blocks P2P viruses, web page viruses , trojans, worms and most important to me is a function that allows you to induvidually scan a external device such as a jump drive or protable hard drive and cleans it so you don't infect other peoples PC and/or a clients PC which was a embarrassing issue I had before Avast. Dosen't slow PC down and is simple to use once set up. The other great feature is the hard disk scan at start up so you can eliminate viruse or worms before running your operating system. I have a coworker that doesn' know what he's doing but constantly downloads viruses from shady websites and downloads P2P from a bittorrent this is the only thing that blocks any data that he shares with me kills any virus shared from a jump drive. We use to kill our clients PC's with his outside activities but now our clients PC's are safe with avast.

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5 stars

"trustworthy Great Antivirus"

December 11, 2009  |  By Celluswatts

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

-toggle between simple User Inter and Advanced Interface
-great skins available on Avast Website for free.
-easy to use
-Virus chest holds virus while they never damage your computer.
-best and amazing a fordable software

Cons

-Under-priced and cheap
-Hard to find anywhere
-People say it can't find Adware...don't know if it's true.

Summary

When i say Under-priced i mean the price with such an Amazing great Anti-viurs made me think it was gonna be bad with it's looks when i downloaded the trail i thought people were joking when they said it's one of the best Anti-viruses then it took me by surprise it was one of the best. Don't just this by it looks just because it's small and looks to simple. The Software should be sold for more then 100$ but $39 makes it seem bad.

But is not.

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5 stars

"great, solid, doesn't chew up CPU like others"

December 11, 2009  |  By shadedecho

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

good configuration options

Cons

tough to figure out how to configure the first time

Summary

love it, happy so far!

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4 stars

"Definitely worth it! Excellent Program"

December 07, 2009  |  By HunterDX77M

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

Fast, Efficient, Easy to use, takes the hassle out of anti-virus.

Cons

Some poor updates, resulting in false positive results.

Summary

It is just really easy to deal with. Just make sure to get under the hood after you get it, so you can tweak the updates, scans, etc.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product!!!!!!!"

December 07, 2009  |  By legolas0029

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1351

Pros

Detect viruses on the internet before infect your PC Perfect!!!!!

Cons

None-----------------

Summary



Updated on Dec 7, 2009

Excellent product!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1351
Version 4.8.1351 features: Uni brings improvements in the malware and rootkit scanners and an enhanced setup experience.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date August 20, 2009
Date Added August 20, 2009
Version 4.8.1351
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
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 60-day trial
Price $39.95

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