Avast! Pro is the paid version of the popular free antivirus for Windows and provides efficient protection against viruses and spyware. It is said to feature eight real-time shields that keep your system safe from online threats in various areas – web browsing, email, instant messaging, P2P and more, including the two new Script and Behaviour Shields. This program is said to be ideally meant for people and companies that want a customized computer security package. The Antivirus and internet protection components in this program are built for easy integration with existing firewalls in users’ home or work computers, with two major additions to the core protection elements – the Script Engine and the Sandbox.
It prevents interruptions by automatically detecting full-screen applications with Silent/Gaming mode and disables pop-ups and other notifications without compromising security. Unwanted scripts are kept away with the script shield which detects malevolent scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and damaging your computer, while our Web Shield scans all visited web pages, downloaded files, and java scripts. Malware that is usually undetectable with normal definitions and virus signatures is proactively found its heuristics engine. Your PC is cleaned even before Windows starts with the program’s unique boot-time scanner, thereby inactivating any viruses or malware found beneath. This program is said to be compatible with operating systems like Windows XP/Vista/7.