avast! Pro Antivirus

avast! Pro Antivirus

Multi-featured professional version of Avast antivirus software
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Avast! Pro Antivirus is a commercial version of Avast antivirus software designed to be used mostly in business settings. It has several handy add-ons that make it different from the Free Antivirus developed by Avast.

General functions and design are basically the same. There are four main sections with single-click access to general security tools, as well as a small but easily accessible settings menu. Avast borrows interface elements from operating system, which makes navigating the program instantly intuitive.

The functionality doesn't disappoint. Variable scanning finds all possible threats and vulnerabilities, analyzes Internet connection problems and hazards, can check the operating system at the start, offers various check scenarios and provides Web security. Protection settings are very adjustable, and cloud-based design of the program makes it easy to update, upgrade, fix any possible bugs and keep it up to date when it comes to new possible hazards. Because of such a responsible approach to optimization the antivirus works smoothly, does not impact system performance and can easily be used as a background program.

When it comes to malicious URL blocking, Avast outright eliminates most of the ones trying to gain access and simply block a great number of suspicious ones. It's not perfect, but really good. Yet what impressed me most was a scanner that checks the security of your home router by analyzing encryption, administrator rights and accessibility.

But what about the special, exclusive features? First, there's the SecureDNS tool. It protects your DNS settings from being tampered with and prevents redirecting to malicious resources with fake URLs. SecureDNS creates an encrypted connection between browsers and Avast DNS servers.

Another unique feature is the SafeZone browser. It opens the Web pages dedicated to finance or shopping and requiring financial transactions or use of sensitive personal data. SafeZone actually works as a separate desktop that holds a modified version of the Chrome browser. Working in it isolates personal data and financial transactions from all other processes in the system, thus preventing malware and viruses from accessing it. SafeZone is also directly connected to Avast DNS servers and is available only in the commercial version of Avast antivirus. This super-protected desktop mode can also run other processes such as Notepad, but compatibility is limited.

Finally, there's the sandbox feature that allows safe installation of a great number of programs that can pose risk to the system. You can easily and quickly launch any program which is immediately identified and contained. Users can add restrictions and adjust sandbox-restricted programs to use them safely.

All in all, Avast! Pro Antivirus is a very good solution for those who need a serious antivirus protecting their working environment. It hasn't lost any functionality of its freeware counterpart, but gained some of the most useful tools for privacy and performance protection.

James Lynch
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Review summary

Pros

  • Good antivirus protection
  • SafeBrowser feature
  • Safe program launch

Cons

  • Some features are not easy to use

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The best part of Avast! is its RTP [Real Time Protraction] system. It means you don't have to scan every app or game before running them in your computer. Just download and play. Avast! will scan the software in its execution and if something is wrong found, it will Immediately stop the software before its installation in your PC.[Although pre-Scan before installation of the software is advisable].


Pros:-
1. Simple UI.
2. Complete Security solution for PC.
3. Real Time Protection.
4. Anti-Virus data update in every 12 hours.
5. It Provides better User control over the app than other anti-virus.

Cons:-
1. None Found.

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Arra Better antivirus then other...

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mohankumar

mohankumar nice to use
voice command is very nice

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