Software : avast : Pro Antivirus

avast! Pro Antivirus

Version
(as of 9/23/2016)
2016
Platform
LicenseCommercial
CategorySystem

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Real-time protection against malware, such as viruses, worms, and spyware
  • SecureDNS for protecting your router from DNS hijacking
  • Sandbox environment for safely testing suspicious files
  • SafeZone Browser to protect you while surfing the web

avast! Pro Antivirus is a security program for Windows used to protect against malware. It comes with a variety of features including a sandbox testing environment, DNS protection, password management, and smart network scanning.

Pro Antivirus provides intelligent, real-time detection of various types of malware, such as viruses, ransomware, spyware, and phishing attacks. The program sends unknown files to the Avast Threat Labs that are analyzed to determine if they pose a risk and an isolated sandbox space that allows you to safely test suspicious files. The software also makes your computing tasks easier with one click network scanning and a password manager for organizing your passwords.

The software provides a SafeZone browser with tools for protecting you while browsing and cleaning up browser toolbars, extensions, and add-ons installed without your permission. Pro Antivirus also features SecureDNS to help protect against DNS hijacking that redirects you to fake sites to steal your login information.

Pro Antivirus is primarily installed on home computers as an upgrade from its Free Antivirus software. It is worth considering for protecting your PC with its sandbox file testing space, network scanning, and password management capabilities. However, it does not offer as many protection features as the more popular Norton Security or Kaspersky Anti-Virus Windows security programs that are available at a similar price.

▶ Primary file extension

.VPX – Avast! Virus Update File

▶ Other file extensions used by avast! Pro Antivirus 2016

Supported File Types
.ASWCSAvast! Compressed Skin File
.ASWSAvast! Skin File
.AVASTLICAvast! License File
.AVASTSOUNDSAvast! Soundpack File

Updated: September 23, 2016