Avast Pro Antivirus Software Review

Ratings in depth

  • Effectiveness
  • Features
  • Support
  • Price
7.4 10 Good

Avast Pro Antivirus software which was previously known as ALWIL software has grown in recent years to become one of the most trusted system security programs. Avast is a multi-platform software that supports all versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux as well as android. Avast is developed for use all over the world and its 41 languages user interface attests to this making this one of the best antivirus software in the world.

Originally it’s from the Czech Republic but the company has its offices in Germany, China and in Texas, USA and this makes it easy not only to market the antivirus software but also to get closer to clients and collect important feedback on their Avast experience. It is such feedback that gets used in next development projects which lead to the introduction of a more user-centered system.

Avast Pro Antivirus Review on Features


there are different editions of the Avast Pro Antivirus software introduced into the market and all these come with enhanced features; improvements of previous versions. Some practical features that one would most probably find in any recent edition of Avast Pro Antivirus include:

  • Webrep browser plugin- this is a new feature that helps users in filtering their search results as per their ratings as threats. The results come color coded and not only does it filter search results but also checks links before user access in order to determine if they are safe to click on.
  • Safezone- no other computer security program has a feature which not only helps users shop safely on the internet but it also helps them get lower prices from trusted sites that can be trusted. As the user searches for a product which they want to shop on online; Avast Pro Antivirus software conducts its own discrete search first to ensure that the user is protected from scam sites and phishers and at the same time does a web research to find better offers on the same product as the user is shopping for.
  • The program also comes with an Autosandbox which is used to automatically store suspicious items and the users can access them from this point where they pose zero threats to the system.
  • Security widget- this is found on Microsoft windows 7/vista or later versions and is used to inform the user on the current security status and presence of threats if there be any.

Avast Pro Antivirus Review on Performance

Users can count their systems protected when Avast Pro Antivirus has been installed in their systems. This is because protection starts right at the end of the last installation process with the first scan automatically starting in order to determine if there exist any infections or looms any threats to the system security. The program comes with its own virus signature database which can be constantly updated to keep up with new threats and ensure for faster scanning and more detailed and accurate scan results.

Avast Pro Antivirus Review on Ease of use

Avast Pro Antivirus comes with an easy to use interface that notifies users on the current system protection status.  The download file is small and the installation process is as simplified as it could ever be. Updates are easily available online and also come as small files which you can download online and install. The program also offers 41 different languages hence making it easy to use.

Avast Pro Antivirus Review on Virus & Spyware Protection

Avast Pro Antivirus comes with a multi-layer protection system that seeks to keep users protected from different threats such as Trojans, viruses, phishers and scammers, spammers as well as rootkits. Avast Pro Antivirus comes with an in-built feature that automatically scans new incoming and outgoing email messages offering a shield to the user. It ensure protection  for P2P file sharing applications common for most users and are mostly exploited by intruders in carrying out attacks to systems.

Avast antivirus has won a number of awards for best test results on virus detection and deletion and with improved combination of features; user protection is getting more advanced. There is a heuristic malware scanning engine that seeks to find the hard-to-detect malware and stop them in their threats and operations.

Avast Pro Antivirus Review on Tech and Customer Support

The Avast customer support team is second to none. You can find the support team online and they will sure help you with any problem you encounter either it be installation, uninstallation, updating or any other issue you might be having with the program such as system configuration. You can also join an Avast online community forum where you can learn not only of how to solve a current issue that you might be having but also of newly introduced malware which you might not be having an idea about.

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