Avast Professional Edition

Avast Professional Edition

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.1368
  • Total Downloads:
    9,263,786
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 27, 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

    4.4

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 1
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    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 911 votes

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    • 4 star 159
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 44
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5 stars

"awesome level of protection along with 2 other suites"

January 19, 2010  |  By Hankyhacker

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

it runs perfectly well without interfering with other two security antivirus suites i have installed...... it runs best when you team it up with avast internet security

Cons

the interface is a little difficult to understand in the starting ....... After you understand it ... its just fun to use it .....

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5 stars

"It provides an excellent level of protection,"

January 18, 2010  |  By clnsmi

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

It keeps my computer regularly scanned and updates with surprising regularity. Threat of a virus in mail and download is quickly notified and as quickly countered. The level of protection is equivalent or better than many expensive systems.

Cons

There are, as far as I have seen, no adverse aspects of this system.

Summary

The major advantage of the system, in my lazy opinion, is that iit gets on with the job without requiring user input (except, of course, for initial set-up).

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1 stars

"Lots of flash with lots of holes"

January 17, 2010  |  By Tibman1

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

Nice graphic interface. What I liked the most about avast is that you can choose specifically which scanner you would like to install. The full install comes with 6 scanners but if you never instant message or peer share, you don't need them.

Cons

My computer has been infected multiple times under the broken umbrella of avast.

Summary

Bottom line is avast failed to protect my computer from viruses. The virus that got past the sleeping guard avast attack nearly every .exe file of my program files as well as some essential system files. I nearly lost all of my personal files and was forced to reformat and reinstall windows.
Then it happened again, with a different virus.

If you never use the internet, then this is the program for you. Then again, why would you need a anti-virus if don't use the internet.

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5 stars

"Excellent AntiVirus Protection"

January 16, 2010  |  By rsattler

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

Keeps my systems safe. I run it on all my PC's at home and recommend it to all my friends and relatives (since they call me to fix problems when they occur). Fast and doesn't slow down your system like others - and you know who you are. Great App!

Cons

None that I can think of. Been using it for years.

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5 stars

"is the best product i used and tested on my desktop"

January 11, 2010  |  By djinn03

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

ït's fast and don't slow my PC. Not like others claims Avast it's really fast.
and not only that it keeps me safe since the first time i used it. and it's 2yrs. since that.
that why i love avast.

Cons

not that much still viruses can enter but i learned every thing about avast and how cure thus viruses.

Summary

Avast is the Product overall for me. (in my opinion is better than avira, nod32, AVG, And Others). Thanks again and again AVAST Team..

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4 stars

"so far so good"

January 09, 2010  |  By marvonj

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

been using this program for a long time and no viruses yet!

Cons

somehow I lost the audio files and can'tr seem to get them back

Summary

good stuff

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5 stars

"Avast is here to keep you safe from all threats."

January 07, 2010  |  By DarkAngelRafael

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

Does not slow my old 2003 PC down. Very fast and frequent updates. Constantly scans. Stops threats right on it's tracks. Highly customizable. Many features. Protects from malware & spyware. Awesome!

Cons

Some Trojans will disguise themselves as EXE files and cannot be deleted nor moved to chest. Boot scan and manual delete is needed in that case. I had this same problem with Avira.

Summary

Buy it. Worth the money. Better than Avira in my opinion. Both are great anti-virus software's but I Avast to be more safe and reliable than Avira. Can't afford Avast Professional? Get Avast Home. It's free and just as awesome!

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5 stars

"ITS REALLY GOOG PRODUCT."

January 05, 2010  |  By SRIRAJESWARI

 |  Version: Avast Professional Edition 4.8.1368

Pros

iT REALLY HELP ME IN DOING MW ASSIGNMENT.

Cons

I STILL HAVE SOME PROBLEM FROM VIRUSES.

Summary

I ENJOY USING THIS PRODUCT.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.1368
Version 4.8.1368 is compatible with Windows 95/98 again.
General
Publisher AVAST Software
Publisher web site http://www.avast.com
Release Date November 27, 2009
Date Added November 27, 2009
Version 4.8.1368
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows
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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