A Comparison of Avast Antivirus, Avast Security and
Avast Premier 2017


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    Avast Antivirus


  • Snapshot:
  • Features:
  • Real-time Antivirus Protection
  • Manual Antivirus Scanning
  • Spyware Protection & Removal
  • Keylogger Protection
  • Rootkit Detection & Removal
  • Anti-phishing Web Protection
  • Identity Protection
  • Email Scanning
  • Sandbox Protection
  • File Shredder
  • Data Encryption
  • Two-way Firewall
  • Antispam Email Filter
  • Automatic Security Hole Patching
  • File Shredder


  • Avast Antivirus Software has consistently come in the middle of the pack when it comes to threat protection.

    It performs solidly in terms of real-time virus scanning, virus protection, and virus removal.

    Unfortunately, its lack of noteworthy additional protection features has caused it to remain in the shadows of more comprehensive antivirus software.

  • Avast Antivirus
  • However, Avast Internet Security 2017, the latest upgrade from the Avast Antivirus Software, delivers many security features that performed well during testing.

    That said, even basic version includes The Sandbox, a feature great anytime you're visiting sites or downloading files you may not completely trust.

    It isolates your browser when surfing or opening files to further protecting your PC from online threats.

    If you do online banking, shopping, and bill paying, the SafeZone feature protects your financial information and history.

    Since it's easy to reset and can't be accessed by other programs, it's great for protecting credit card numbers and banking information.


  • Avast has provided stable virus protection for its entire 23 year history.

    Many versions, including this year's, have earned several certifications recognizing its performance.

    While all versions of Avast generally do well in testing, Avast's Internet Security provides better all-around protection for people who use their computers for online banking, shopping, and bill paying.

  • Avast Security
  • Avast Internet Security is a good upgrade.

    For truly comprehensive security against a wide variety of threats, you'd be well-served to consider this version.

    The big upgrades included in Internet Security suite are its software firewall and antispam email filter.

    For anyone, and laptop or tablet PC users in particular, a software firewall provides an extra layer of security.

    It builds a virtual moat around your PC to help protect you from hackers and malware.

    This one feature alone can be the difference between an infection or a hacker getting into your PC.