With over 150 million people using their antivirus software, Avast has developed a reputation for offering some of the best free and paid AV protection on the market today. With the release of their avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7, it looks like Avast is serious about offering a rock solid, easy to use and powerful AV and Internet security suite.
It’s a common mistake to think that having AV protection for your computer is enough to keep it safe, protected and running well. As you know, there are more threats out there than just viruses. From phishing scams and online identity theft, navigating the Internet can be risky business. Thankfully, though, avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 has included some of the best protection features to keep you fully covered against all these threats – and then some…
People who may have used some of the previous, free versions of Avast’s Antivirus software will be happy to find out that the sometimes difficult to navigate set up and customization screens have been fixed with the release of avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7. And with the addition of its very effective sandbox technology – which looks for suspicious file activity and isolates suspicious files at the first sign of trouble – the avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 may very well be one of the most impressive antivirus/security solutions that we’ve seen so far this year.
Avast hasn’t built such a loyal following by accident. This company has gone to great efforts to ensure that their software is powerful, without taxing systems excessively. And while some of the previous versions from a few years ago seemed to cause systems to lag a bit during scans, we do have to say that avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 seems to have made improvements to the core scanning technology. In other words – when a full scan is going on users shouldn’t expect to see any excessive slowness or bogging down of system resources.
Installation is a key component of a top performing antivirus solution. And in this department avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 really is quite impressive. After offering so many free AV downloads over the years, it appears that Avast has pretty much perfected the art of quick, intuitive installations. And while the installation of this particular software isn’t the fastest around, most people should have it installed, tweaked an running successfully in less than 10 minutes.
During some industry testing avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 Quick Scans took an average of 10 minutes, while full system scans clocked in at about 1 hour. Of course, this will vary from one computer to another, but those are some pretty impressive run times when you consider how thorough these scans are.
avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 offers so many key features that we could literally write a book if we were to discuss them all in this review. From its easy to customize interface, shopping/online banking protection and its robust antivirus engine, avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 really does offer everything the at-home or roaming computer user needs to keep their machines protected from potential threats.
The most interesting feature of avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 is the hybrid update technology. This technology allows avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 to deliver crucial security updates and antivirus definitions in real time. Essentially the hybrid technology allows for “partial” updates that keep your security software up to date with the latest components without having to push out a full database push to your computer. The end result is faster updates that come through as soon as they are available.
Help & Support
We’ve always found Avast’s help and support system to be a cut above what many other AV software companies provide. And with the release of avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7, they’ve improved their support system significantly. With software FAQ and help pages, email support and live remote assistance from Avast technicians, you really couldn’t ask for a better help and support system from your antivirus provider.
Avast has been a major player in the AV industry for a few years now. With all the antivirus and Internet security options you could ask for, easy installation and the powerful hybrid update system, avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 may very well be one of the best antivirus programs to hit the market in quite some time. If you’re at all concerned about keeping your computer protected you simply can’t go wrong by making avast! Pro Antivirus Version 7 your go-to antivirus and Internet security solution.