Alwil Software Avast! Internet Security 5 Review

(Virus scanner)
Alwil Software Avast! Internet Security 5

Above average (B) 2 reviews 04/2010
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Product specification:
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows
  • Type: Virus Scanner
  • No Freeware … more information


PC Advisor
4/2010
Single test
3.5 out of 5 stars

"... Not all suites offer behavioral detection; Avast does, but it scored very poorly in detecting brand-new malware for which no signature file yet exists. ... Alwil Avast! Internet Security 5.0's drag on system performance was hardly noticeable in our tests. It was the top performer overall in our suite of system speed tests, and was near the top in scanning speed. ... The performance of Alwil Avast! Internet Security 5.0 was a modest surprise, with fast scans and respectable scores, but its problems with detecting brand-new malware makes it difficult to recommend just yet. We look forward to seeing what next year's edition brings."

 
Computer act!ve
2/2010
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

"Buy It!"

"Good points: Friendly new look; good protection of various types; sandboxing mode good for trying unknown programs.
Bad points: Free version includes most of the protection."

 
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