Complete ICSA certified antivirus package for small office, home office - SOHO
avast! Professional Edition is a complete ICSA certified antivirus package for small office home office use - SOHO.
Protect your system and valuable data against computer viruses with Avast! Professional Edition.
4 Professional Edition is a collection of award winning, high-end
technologies that work in perfect synergy, having one common goal: to
protect your system and valuable data against computer viruses. It
represents a best-in-class solution for any Windows-based workstation.
This page demonstrates its most important features and provides links
to further resources.
This product cannot be installed on a server operating system (Windows NT/2000/2003 Server families).
Here are some key features of "Avast! Professional Edition":
· Antivirus kernel
· Automatic updates
· Simple User Interface
· PUSH updates
· Enhanced User Interface
· Virus Chest
· Resident protection
· System integration
· Script blocker
· Command-line scanner
· P2P and IM Shields
· Integrated Virus Cleaner
· Network Shield
· Support for 64-bit Windows
· Web Shield
· For a computer running Windows 95/98/Me: 486 Processor, 32MB RAM and 50MB of free hard disk space.
For a computer running Windows NT 4.0: 486 Processor, 24MB RAM and 50MB
of free hard disk space and Service Pack 3 (or higher) installed
For a computer running Windows 2000/XP Workstation (Not Server):
Pentium class Processor, 64MB RAM (128MB recommended) and 50 MB of free
hard disk space
· For a computer running Windows XP 64-bit Edition:
An AMD Athlon64, Opteron or Intel EM64T-enabled Pentium 4 / Xeon
processor, 128MB RAM (256MB recommended) and 50 MB of free hard disk
· For a computer running Windows Vista: Pentium 4 processor, 512MB RAM and 50 MB of free hard disk space
The program itself requires about 20MB of hard disk space; the
remainder of the recommended space is reserved for the virus recovery
database file and its index (VRDB, also known as the "integrity
database" from the previous version).
· A functional MS Internet Explorer 4 or higher is required for the program to work.
4 Professional Edition is a collection of high-end technologies that
work in perfect synergy, having one common goal: to give you the top
grade protection against computer viruses. It represents an ideal
solution for any Windows-based workstation.
avast! 4 Professional
Edition is a complete ICSA certified antivirus software for your
company. It obtained VB100% awards in 2002/4 Virus Bulletin comparative
avast! scans for viruses, worms and Trojans: On Demand
- with two User Interfaces, On Access, E-mail, during Boot Time, in
File Explorer and Screen Saver. It maintains Virus Chest. Protects
E-mail, HTTP, NNTP, ICQ, mIRC, Kazaa etc. True incremental updates
based on iAVS technology updates twice a week virus definition file.
avast! Home/Professional now fully supports the 64-bit Windows and Vista platforms.
- Antivirus kernel
- Simple User Interface
- Enhanced User Interface
- Resident protection
- Script Blocker (Professional Edition only
- P2P and IM Shields
- Network Shield
- Web Shield
- Automatic updates
- PUSH updates
- Virus Chest
- System integration
- Command-line scanner
- Integrated Virus Cleaner
- Support for 64-bit Windows / Vista
*** Antivirus Kernel
version of avast! antivirus kernel features outstanding detection
abilities, together with high performance. You can expect 100%
detection of In-the-Wild viruses (the ones what are really spreading
amongst people) and very good detection of Trojan horses, all that with
only a minimum number of false alarms.
The kernel was certified by
ICSA; it frequently takes part in the tests of Virus Bulletin magazine,
often yielding the VB100 award.
*** Simple User Interface
User Interface is used to start on-demand scanning, work with the
results, change various options etc. Basic resident protection settings
can be modified here. Simple User Interface is the main applicationof
avast! 4 Home Edition. You can start additional avast! modules from
here, such as the Virus Chest, Updater or Log Viewer.
*** Enhanced User Interface
the Simple User Interface, the scanning is performed by so called
"tasks". First, you define a task, including various parameters - areas
to scan, what to scan, how to scan, etc. Having the task, you can
(possibly repeatedly) run it. Each task generates a list of results;
you can work with them later.
*** Resident protection
protection, i.e. the real-time protection of the computer, is one of
the most important parts of an antivirus program today. avast! features
a powerful resident module that is able to detect the virus before it
has any chance to infect your computer.
E-mail protection consists
of two independent modules; first, there is a generic scanner working
on the SMTP/POP3/IMAP4 protocol level. It is capable of protecting any
existing e-mail client that uses these protocols. Second, there is a
special plugin for MS Outlook only; it is completely transparent,
requiring no special settings.
New feature of version 4 is heuristic
analysis of e-mail scanners. It is extremely useful in protecting
against new, unknown viruses and worms that are not possible to detect
by the usual means. The heuristic module performs a thorough
investigation of every e-mail message and watches for suspicious signs
that might announce virus presence. When the number of those signs
exceeds the user-defined level, the message is considered dangerous and
the user is warned.
*** Script Blocker
protection of the Professional Edition includes an additional module,
not contained in the Home Edition - Script Blocker. This module watches
all the scripts being executed in the operating system (so called WSH
scripts - Windows Scripting Host). It also scans all the scripts run as
a part of a web page within your web browser (Internet Explorer,
Netscape Navigator and Mozilla).
*** Automatic updates
updates are another key point in virus protection. Both the virus
database and the program itself can be updated automatically.
*** PUSH updates
special feature of the Professional Edition are PUSH updates. It is a
dramatic change in the philosophy of updates. Usually, every installed
program checks every now and then whether a new version is available.
PUSH updates, however, are initialized by our server; they result in
your computer quickly responding and performing the necessary update.
The system is based on the SMTP protocol, i.e. on usual e-mail
messages. The updates itself are controlled by the avast! resident
e-mail providers (MS Outlook and Internet Mail).
*** Virus Chest
main properties of the Virus Chest are complete isolation from the rest
of the operating system (no outside process, i.e. no virus either, may
access the files inside) and the fact that the files inside the Chest
may not be run (i.e. there is no danger in storing viruses there).
*** System integration
antivirus features outstanding integration into your system. The
scanning can be started directly from Windows Explorer, by clicking a
folder or a file with your right mouse button and selecting the
corresponding choice from the menu.
Another interesting feature is a
special screen-saver that performs scanning for viruses during its
run-time. avast! antivirus works together with your favorite
screen-saver, so you don't have to change to anything you wouldn't like.
new option is the boot-time scan (Windows NT/2000/XP/.NET only). It is
important in the case that a virus is suspected to be active on your
computer. The boot-time scan is performed before the virus may get
activated, so the virus cannot influence the scanning in any way.
*** Command-line scanner
users may like another Professional Edition feature - command-line
scanner. The scanning can be controlled by many arguments and switches;
to use as a pipe filter, a special STDIN/STDOUT mode is available.
module is intended to be used in BATCH programs. Its output is the same
as the output from the Enhanced User Interface tasks (including the
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