Avast Pro Antivirus

Avast Pro Antivirus 17.1.2286

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


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


  • High memory consumption


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.

Avast Pro Antivirus

Essential Nitro-enhanced security that’s light on your PC -- and your wallet, too. Universally trusted malware protection combined with additional features that offer more customization when it comes to protecting your PC. Run suspicious files in Sandbox, avoid fake banking sites, and pay your bills safely. Avast Pro Antivirus will protect your PC without slowing it down thanks to Nitro-powered streamlined Cloud-computing.


New! CyberCapture

This proprietary, cutting-edge technology detects and captures unknown files to keep you one step ahead of cyber threats as they evolve. Potentially dangerous files are sent to the Avast Threat Labs for real-time analysis by our experts — and quarantined if dangerous to keep you safe.

Improved! Home Network Security

Even better protection for all the devices on your home network. The Avast Nitro update detects even more router vulnerabilities than before, so you can keep your Wi-Fi cameras, connected TVs, printers, network drives, and routers fully secured.

Avast Passwords

It's time to get over bad habits like storing passwords on your browser or reusing the same one over and over again. Avast’s new password manager creates a safe, convenient space to store your passwords, which you can access with one master password.


Unique! 230 million users
As the antivirus of choice for 230 million users around the world, we find malware fast and respond even faster — no matter where it starts. By combining massive data engines running AI software with some of the smartest virus spotters in the world, we constantly double- and triple-check the latest threats to keep you safe.


New! SafeZone browser

Designed to make browsing safer and more convenient, SafeZone is the world’s most secure browser®. Bank Mode makes sure you shop and bank in total privacy, Ad Blocker keeps annoying ads at bay, and Video Downloader lets you watch your favorite videos offline -- whenever you want.

Avast Pro Antivirus


Avast Pro Antivirus 17.1.2286

— 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