avast! is an antivirus set that is able to detect the presence of viruses in computers. It has a powerful antivirus kernal that has a boot-time scan, improved resident protection, heuristic analysis for email, and a script blocker. The program works great as a on-demand and/or resident virus scanner. The skinable interface is easy to use for any user.
avast! Professional Edition is a complete ICSA certified antivirus package for small office, home office. It scans: On Demand - with two User Interfaces, On Access, E-mail, during Boot Time, in File Explorer and Screen Saver. It maintains Virus Chest. True incremental updates based on iAVS technology updates twice a week virus definition file and program itself.
Reviewing 6.0.1091 (Aug 15, 2011)
I wanted to try Avast more thoroughly but it wouldn't install on my system ... some driver conflict I suppose ... I uninstalled 6 other programs to see if it would help but I kept getting a reset towards the finalization of the installation process so I gave up after a couple of hours. I did try it a bit in my VM and that is why I wanted to try it on my main system and I liked it. I was mainly interested in its sandboxing capabilities because I'm searching for an good alternative to Sandboxie, Bufferzone, and Comodo's sandbox. MSE is good for people that don't want to be involved in what is quarantined but I like to be involved in the decision and I think MSE removes the questionable item without asking you.
Reviewing 5.1.835 Beta (Dec 23, 2010)
I have seen avast fail to block a virus
Avira blocked the same virus on another computer
Reviewing 5.0.545 (Jun 9, 2010)
This thing is Fast & Light on Resources! I have an Atom CPU & this is barely noticeable. I run games such as Halo & Left4Dead2 with no problems. I installed Malwarebytes before this as I was going to run without an antivirus software due to the fear of bottle necking my CPU. Malwarebytes was CPU Intense and noticable slowed my system! Avast has a good detection rate of spyware. People misuse the term Malware. Viruses, Spyware, Trojans & Rootkits are now Generalized as MALWARE. The detection rate & resource usage of this make it a top choice. A/V Comparatives thought so! I agree.
Reviewing 5.0.418 (Apr 3, 2010)
Since version 5 Avast officially also uses heuristic technology (behavioral shield)!
Well I have been using Avast for nearly five years and it is the best.
It has a lot of features and a good detection rate and is the only antivirus that I really trust. Install Avast and your PC will be like a safe.
Reviewing 4.8.1351 (Oct 28, 2009)
Avast 4.8 (both Pro and Free) is already at build 1356 since Sept. 29, 2009. And version 5.0 is presently at build 188 beta, already included in Fileforum on Oct 23, 2009.
Reviewing 4.8.1201 (Aug 22, 2009)
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewing 5.0.70 Beta (Aug 22, 2009)
Get The latest Pro. Release Ver.# 4.8.1351 of Aug. 20\09 at Avast.com This one is out-of-date.. If you use the Home (Free) Version Get #4.8.1351 also of August 20 2009 and avoid the 5.0 Home Beta as it needs development. This is the only Version FileForum lists, so also download from Avast.com
I download alot and get many weird Emails; I have used both Avast Free & Pro. They have always guarded my machines for 5 years without problems.
Reviewing 4.8.1201 (May 12, 2009)
"The best there is and now also equipped with heuristics"
Do not use Kaspersky, Norton, Nod 32, Bitdefender, AVG etc. use Avast and you will have a pc that is malware free and a program which is reliable and just works. The program has a lot of features which many other lacks, features which are essential in the fight against malware. I have been in contact with the company behind Avast named Alwil and they have informed me that since version 4.8 Avast is equipped with heuristics. They are planning to announce this together with other new features related to heuristics in the third quarter of 2009.
Avast is a protective fortress with all its shields and will protect your pc against viruses, spyware, adware, rootkits and other malware. I have used Avast for nearly four years in different computers and it always work reliably and have kept them free from viruses.
Avast has a lot of cool skins to choose from. It is not a dull anti-virus program like the rest.
Note: Equipped with heuristic means that the program has a capability to catch unknown viruses.
Reviewing 4.8.1195 (May 13, 2008)
Best antivirus software. Love it!
Reviewing 4.8.1169 (Mar 31, 2008)
Without a doubt and by far the best av-tool, and i tried all the others too ! I give ****** !!!
Reviewing 4.7.1043 (Nov 7, 2007)
Better than Norton. However, for the extremely lazy Warcrafters who don't have the brain power to run a scan, I still have yet to find you the perfect Anti Virus that will scan and breathe for you automatically. If Avast programmers could get it to update, restart and scan automatically when screen saver goes on, it may sell more copies. Another batch setting would be for it to update and restart the PC in boot scan and after the scan completes, either shut down or boot to Stand By or Hibernate. :)
Reviewing 4.7.981 (Jul 23, 2007)
This was my favorite antivirus program, but for some reason the latest version keeps asking me to restart every time it updates the virus definitions.
Reviewing 4.7.981 (Jun 29, 2007)
Great program, reliable and all the features that a good AV needs
I sorta wish the script blocking extended into other browsers, I haven't had a problem with it but Firefox support and other browsers that use IE like Maxthon and Avant support would be nice.
Reviewing 4.7.981 (Apr 21, 2007)
5 - nothing else
Reviewing 4.7.981 (Apr 17, 2007)
Reviewing 4.7.942 (Jan 23, 2007)
I used all famous antivirus software, i can comment that; AVAST! is the best.
Birçok yazılım kullandım, bu tercübe ile AVAST! en iyisi diyebilirim.
Reviewing 4.7.936 (Jan 15, 2007)
avast! kaspersky avg best antivirus software
Reviewing 4.7.871 (Aug 26, 2006)
im very satisfied with this software, it actually does detect harmful viruses and spywares that usually other av programs cant! for example: while others cant seem to clean or repair brontox worms, avast did it like a champ.. thru its boot scan (before windows is loading!) and im impressed with its autoupdate features too, very user friendly.. awesome av!
p/s: mistakenly reviewed the non-pro version.. ;)
Reviewing 4.7.844 (Jun 15, 2006)
WOW is all I could say on this AV ... this is the best one out there on the market and hands down beats the rest out there on detection and ease of use
Reviewing 4.7.844 (Jun 4, 2006)
The best keeps getting better day in day out like fine wine,paid or free Avast is the best.
Reviewing 4.7.844 (Jun 3, 2006)
Best there is. Nothing more to add.
Reviewing 4.7.826 (May 27, 2006)
One of the best antivirus software around. It seems to be quite reliable with its regular automatic online updates of virus definitions (sometimes twice a day). I switched to Avast from Norton which took SIGNIFICANTLY more of my computer resources than this program and was EXTREMELY slow. Avast works very quickly. It has quite unusual but convenient interface (in pro edition you can switch to more conventional enhanced user interface). I have checked this app with several testing tools and it has passed all the exams. I have already been using Avast during several months and so far haven't noticed any cons.
Reviewing 4.6.763 (Mar 14, 2006)
I find it simply hilarious that avast! Professional Edition is rated LOWER than avast! Home Edition by the users on this site. Consider that Professional is nearly the same product as Home, with more features.
Reviewing 4.6.763 (Feb 7, 2006)
i decided i needed a change from AVG. This is definitly the change i woz looking 4. It does everything AVG does and it has a great GUI. hardly uses up resources. Boot time is great. I love the update audio file :)
Definitly a great overall antivirus program
Reviewing 4.6.744 (Jan 16, 2006)
Simply the best!
Why! Because it's not slowing down your computer. Works nicely in the background, and i love the screensaver who is scanning during cofeebreaks!!
Don't worry be happy!!
Reviewing 4.6.665 (May 24, 2005)
This is the ONLY virus scanner currently available for the Windows 64-bit XP OS that i am running. It was easy to install and run, time will tell if it works well in the 64-bit environment.
Reviewing 4.6.665 (May 23, 2005)
Reference Zankur's comment- ZA's security suite uses EZ Antivirus by etrust as its antivirus. EZ is fair on viruses; weak against trojans & worms.
See test report HERE where ZA suite ranked 30th & Avast ranked 21st. This is not my favorite test, but etrust does not make its EZ & VET scanners available to testers for testing, except for Virus Bulletin. The latter tests only ITW viruses, not trojans, worms, et alia. The fact that etrust is so seldom tested is, to me, a suspect factor. Thus, I would not use the ZA suite because it includes that AV.
As for Avast PRO -- it is presently a somewhat-better-than-average AV. The proponent thereof (Alwil) is steadily strengthening this AV (engine plus signatures) so that is improving at a more rapid pace than many of its competitors. For objective data on Avast...
Get Report for Feb 2005.
Reviewing 4.6.665 (May 23, 2005)
just keeps getting better and better!
Reviewing 4.6.652 (Apr 21, 2005)
Although i fully agree with people that its a gr8 anti-virus,but why download 9.6mb of anti-virus when u get full security suite from ZA at 15.5mb!
Reviewing 4.6.603 (Mar 8, 2005)
This program can give Norton a run for it's money, easily.
Reviewing 4.5.561 (Jan 27, 2005)
Just tested and found that more better that others. 10 stars for me.
Reviewing 4.5.561 (Jan 18, 2005)
tried most all there is....
find avast the best on all
fronts...just a good running
program....does what it claims
and does it very vell...
Reviewing 4.5.561 (Jan 7, 2005)
very good product
Reviewing 4.1.501 (Oct 30, 2004)
Keep your pc safe and don't slow down your system.
I'm using for a year now and i'm very happy with the results.
Reviewing 4.1.304 (Dec 1, 2003)
kudos to avast and this new version!!! I noticed that memory consumption went from 40MB to 20MB in this version release
Reviewing 4.1.259 (Sep 12, 2003)
Excelent Antivirus, with NOD32 this is TOP product ...
Reviewing 4.0.525 (Aug 7, 2003)
The best antivirus I have tried Norton, NOD32, Karpesky...). Great program, beautyful interface, doesn't need many resources, great support! Highly recommneded!
Reviewing 4.0.525 (Jul 3, 2003)
A MUST HAVE if you don't want a bug in the machine...
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