avast!  Professional Edition

avast! Professional Edition

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anti-virus scanner avast! Professional Edition is a complete antivirus package for small office home office use. It includes an on-demand scanner to scan files or directories as needed as well as an on-access scanner for automatic scanning of all files being opened, read and written. In addition, a behavior blocker monitors for dangerous actions. avast! Professional Edition also includes an E-mail scanner for incoming and outgoing mail, that integrates with most mail clients. Additional features include script blocking, boot time scanning, right-click access from Explorer, screen saver integration, archive scanning and more. Virus Chest, the built-in quarantine environment safely stores infected or suspicious files. The program offers frequent, incremental updates at least twice a week, or as needed when new viruses emerge. The effectiveness of this product has been certified by these independent labs: ICSE, WestCoast Labs, VirusBulletin. Copyright Snapfiles.com

Trial Limitations: 30 day trial. Some features disabled.


Product Details

Publisher AVAST Software (3) Price $39.95 for 1 PC, one year
Version 9.0.2018  history Last updated May 19, 2014
File Size 116. Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

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Based on 9 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Better than before 4 stars by oteotd Mar 26, 2010 (Read all my 49 reviews)
Back in Oct 2004 I tested Avast (free). Only difference between free/pro is a couple of features. Features aside overall operations of both are about the same. When I blasted this program is was because I had a computer that was in the lower end of the then current products. Avast was slower than a glacier, it would not run well. 6 years later I find this to be one of the faster programs (except for full scan). In 2004 I would not recommend this program. In 2010 I would have to say it is much improved and a worthy product for many people. I will recommend the Free versions to those that don't want to pay and for those that need or want the Pro this is not a bad deal when they have specials on their website. I did however find that the Product did not fit my needs due to the lack of a better update schedule. I need to set exact times for the updates and this program only allows to set a certain amount of minutes. That is why 4* I had to choose a different product. show Review details
Reliable anti-virus protection 4 stars by butterfield8 Oct 29, 2008
Easy to use, but a little slow to scan. Seems thorough and reliable. I haven't had any problems with avast free version or pro. show Review details
Easy to use and works with no glitches 4 stars by Blueman Jul 30, 2007 (Read all my 7 reviews)
I have over the years used Nortons,Zonealarm but found Avast! 4 Professional the best in terms of ease of use and not resource intense like norton or have problems with updates like Zonealarm as i have now for home computer. There are no need to have a IT background to understand all the settings like some, so all the options are basic which makes this either good or bad depending if you like tinkering with anti virus programs all i want is some thing simple to use and gets all virus. Give this 1 a go and you might find it works for you as well. show Review details
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