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Avast Pro Antivirus

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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 8

AVAST Pro Antivirus is an antivirus software by publisher AVAST Software a.s.

Avast Pro Antivirus Review

Over the past decade, Avast has really been making some leaps and bounds with their antivirus software.  In recent years, Avast has been ranked by various sources among the top antivirus software in the industry.  What makes Avast such a good antivirus program is the fact that it is cost-effective, efficient, small in size, fast, and dependable - a combination that is hard to beat.

Avast Pro Antivirus is one of the many types of software available from Avast, and it proves just how far this company has come over the years.  With Avast Pro Antivirus, you get good value and good malware protection at an affordable price.  Continue reading to learn more about Avast Pro Antivirus.

Features of Avast Pro Antivirus

*  Antivirus and anti-spyware engine -  Detect and clean spyware, viruses, and malware from your computer with the speedy antivirus and anti-spyware engine that has helped make Avast one of the fastest virus scanners out there.  Command-line, boot-time, wake-up, and scheduled scans are all supported, along with the Intelligent Scanner.
*  Real time protection -  Perhaps the most important step to protecting your computer from malware is prevention, and Avast does this with its real time anti-rootkit protection.
*  Avast Sandbox -  Avast Sandbox is a virtual environment that can run on either 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems.  What Sandbox gives you is a place to test and run programs in a virtual environment that protects your actual computer from being infected or affected by exploitable programs.
*  Avast Community IQ -  The Community IQ feature collects information about new threats that have been encountered by people in the Avast community.  This helps Avast keep track of unknown or unidentified threats, which they can then work on to provide you with updated counter-measures.
*  Code emulator -  The code emulator makes use of various technologies and techniques to prevent infections while providing information to the heuristics engine for better protection.
*  Heuristics engine -  Monitoring and evaluating both binary and script malware, the heuristics engine helps protect you by catching possible malware that has similar coding or design to existing, identified threats.
*  Various protective shields -  This program also gives you a behavior shield, file system shield, mail shield, web shield, P2P shield, IM shield, network shield, and script shield to keep you covered on all fronts.
*  Other features -  Silent or gaming mode, multi-thread optimization, real-time graphic scanning reports, and more.

Avast Pro Antivirus System requirements and installation

Avast Pro Antivirus is very easy to install and set up, but in order to do so, your system has to meet these requirements:
-  Pentium 3 processor or better
-  128MB RAM
-  100MB hard disk space
-  Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8

Avast Pro Antivirus Overall impression

The interface is also very intuitive, allowing even beginners to make full use of the program without having to go through much fuss.  All in all, Avast Pro Antivirus is a good antivirus program that consumers will have little to gripe about.  If you are looking for a cost-effective antivirus solution that will keep your computer secure, then this may be the program for you.  Keep in mind, however, the Avast Pro Antivirus does not include some other security features, such as a firewall or anti-phishing.

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