One of the best antiviruses for Windows
- Trial version
Avast Premier 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 Premier 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. In addition, attacks by spam emails and phishing are neutralized by the anti-spam agent.
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 GrimeFighter 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 2015 version of Avast Premier includes the Smart Scan feature, which combines all the essential scans into one single unified scan.
Avast Premier also provides you with a wide range of tools for carrying out different tasks. These tools convert Avast Premier into a real multifunction program that goes far beyond your basic antivirus software. Avast Premier also offers a feature for cleaning up your browsers: VPN Secure Line, a VPN service; SafeZone, an environment that allows you to browse securely and privately online so that you can make purchases or do online banking with very little risk; Sandbox, which allows you to run programs with less risk on the operating system by using a virtual environment; remote troubleshooting; a firewall; AccessAnywhere, to access your PC remotely; a feature for creating recovery disks; and a file shredder.
Finally, you're able to adjust several settings that let you customize Avast Premier'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 Premier is still a very accessible program with excellent ergonomics and a generally accessible interface that's extremely easy to use.
For the 2015 version, Avast Premier 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.
To make the program easier to use, the 2015 version of Avast Premier provides you with a whole new support system, in addition to online help that's regularly updated.
Finally, regarding the performance of the antivirus, Avast Premier 2015 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.
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.
- Smart Scan: combines all the essential scans into one single scan (antivirus, browser add-ons, software updates, home network, GrimeFighter).
- Home Network Security: scans your local network to detect any security flaws affecting your Wi-Fi, your connected devices, or your router.
- Secure DNS: provides protection against DNS hijacking on your router/client.
- Scan HTTPS: The antivirus is now able to detect and decrypt traffic protected by TLS/SSL through a web content filtering component. This feature will protect you against any viruses infiltrating via HTTPS traffic and is compatible with SPDY + HTTPS/HTPP traffic.
- Pros +
- Versatile antivirus
- Accessible and user friendly interface
- Several tools and settings
- Excellent detection of threats
- The new Smart Scan feature
- Cons -
- High memory consumption
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- File size:
- 4.7 MB
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- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
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