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.
Helping to prevent identity fraud and securing financial transactions, the latest update of this comprehensive software package offer some unique features, such as Safezone Browser and CyberCapture.
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 Cleanup 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 new 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 multi-function 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.
The Nitro update for the new version also features an optional anti-spam filter. The comprehensive data shredder tool remains which means you can delete your files in the confidence that they truly have been consigned to history. The all-new CyberCapture tool is a cutting-edge technology that both detects and deals with unknown files to ensure that your computer remains one step ahead of new cyber threats.
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 2017 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 new 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 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.
What you get on with Premier Avast Antivirus? Everything. Literally. You will enjoy the virus scanning in five different steps with intelligent analysis included. You will have "Passwords" at your disposal as well as SafeZone, a range of tools such as firewalls, Sandbox, and a major upgrade to the virus scan. Finally, Premier has a unique feature called Software Updater, which automatically updates your software to prevent security breaches. Opt for this version of Avast if you want a safest online experience.
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.
The automatic updates will be of benefit to anyone who forgets to protect their computer routinely and the Sandbox tool is helpful for anyone who downloads programmes and who wants to assess them in a safe environment.