Avast Pro Antivirus

Avast Pro Antivirus 17.5.2302

One of the best antiviruses for Windows

Avast Pro Antivirus is an antivirus that needs no introduction. Praised by many users for its PC protection, Avast (no longer avast!) is a multi-function security program that's very easy to use and one whose power is no longer in doubt. View full description

PROS

  • Versatile antivirus
  • Accessible and user friendly interface
  • Secure DNS combats DNS hijacking
  • Excellent detection of threats
  • The new Smart Scan feature

CONS

  • High memory consumption

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Avast Pro Antivirus is an antivirus that needs no introduction. Praised by many users for its PC protection, Avast (no longer avast!) is a multi-function security program that's very easy to use and one whose power is no longer in doubt.

Everything you need to secure your PC

Avast Pro Antivirus offers real-time protection for your computer. It continually updates its database of virus definitions to guarantee maximum protection against online threats, including viruses, spyware and rootkits. Five types of scans are available to verify their presence on your PC and eliminate them.

Other types of scans are available, not just for viruses, but to optimize and improve the performance of your PC. First off is a feature that allows you to scan your computer to see if any programs need to be updated. Then, the newly added features help detect any deficiencies in terms of performance (the Cleanup module), and scan your local network to detect security flaws affecting your Wi-Fi, your connected devices, or your router.

To make things easier when performing these scans, the 2017 version of Avast Pro Antivirus includes the Smart Scan feature, which combines all the essential scans into one single unified scan.

All Avast packages have recently undergone the Nitro update, which adds new functionality and bundled software to make sure you get something for your money.

One such addition is SafeZone, a browser built from the ground up by Avast and designed purely for online safety. SafeZone has total virus scanning capabilities and cuts out vulnerabilities seen in generic browsers.

With a special Banking Mode, it lets you make financial transactions online with a lot more peace of mind. There’s also a few built-in features like an ad blocker and video downloader that make this a useful browser as well as safe.

Finally, you're able to adjust several settings that let you customize Avast Pro Antivirus's configuration. You can also access statistics showing personal and general usage.

An accessible interface and increased performance

Despite its large number of features, Avast Pro Antivirus is still a very accessible program with excellent ergonomics and a generally accessible interface that's extremely easy to use.

For the 2017 version, Avast Pro Antivirus maintains the same interface as its predecessor, which also underwent a complete overhaul. It retains its customizable home page, as well as the side menu to access the program's features. This user-friendly design scheme is seen throughout, making it easy for even basic users to activate the protection and navigate the bold, modern interface. A few clicks of the obvious buttons and you can leave it to work in the background.

Finally, regarding the performance of the antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus 2017 includes new technologies such as Secure DNS, scan HTTPS, and Home Security Network. These features are intended to strengthen the security provided by the software, but I won't burden you with all the technical details.

What you get with Avast Pro Antivirus 2017? You will enjoy the five step virus scanning with intelligent analysis. Have access to "Passwords" and a range of other tools. Unfortunately Sandbox, Firewall, and Data Destroyer are not available. Download this version of Avast if you want safe navigation but do not download much and are comfortable with the sites you visit.

A first rate Antivirus

With its accessible interface, reinforced protection, and advanced settings, Avast remains a prime choice for those seeking a complete and reliable antivirus.

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Avast Pro Antivirus 17.5.2302

— User reviews — about Avast Pro Antivirus

  • vengeanze

    by vengeanze

    "been using it for years. Love it"

    Been using it for years. Even the free version has found and removed stuff that the expensive versions could not remove.... More.

    reviewed on November 19, 2016