Avast: Free vs. Pro How Much Difference?

By Route44
Apr 13, 2008
  1. Okay, I was looking at Avast and comparing the Free vs. Pro Both have the new anti-rootkit as well and the following is what the Pro offers in addition over the Free for $40.00:

    Enhanced User Interface
    Command-line Scanner
    Defining your own antivirus tasks
    Working with the task results (actions on infected files)
    Storing the scan results (history)
    PUSH updates
    Script Blocker
    Virus notifications (task-based)
    Task Schedule

    * For those with security knowledge is there anything that stands out warrenting the Pro over the Free? In other words, is the Pro version offering abilities that make it a significantly better anti-virus than the Free version? Thanks.
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    I am interested in what exactly this involves
    Defining your own antivirus tasks
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,961   +69

    I don't have a clue myself. It was in their list. Do you see anything, Blind Dragon, that stands out warrenting the Pro version? I don't mind paying $ for good security, but the Free comes loaded with all the features of the Pro except those I listed.
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Not really, I prefer the free version.

    If I were going to pay for protection I would look at Kaspersky or NOD32
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