Avast! Premier is the kind of antivirus suites you buy when you need all at once. It protects your computer an any way possible without slowing it down.
The program has a simple easy-to-use interface similar in design to system applications in Windows. It provides access to the main features of Avast: antivirus scan and protection, firewall and online security, spam filtering, etc. The antivirus component is traditionally competent, with thorough scanning and removal of malware, rootkit and other kinds of threats. The firewall is decent, but lacks the integrity of standalone products. Privacy protection can be flexibly adjusted in order to protect all kinds of data, including traces of financial transactions. Cloud-based functionality makes avast! Premier one of the fastest and lightest security suites in the world. It can be run as a background application with no impact on the speed and stability of the system.
Secondary features include an automated software updater that finds and installs patches, fixes and updates of critical software that may endanger the system and a file shredder completely removing all traces of erased data from the system, a password analyzer and an option to set up startup scanning, router scanning and more advanced protection measures.
Avast! Premier is an updated version of the already great program. If you need good protection against the dangers of online, you can try it out.
- Effective scanning
- Great online protection
- Useful additional features
- Mediocre firewall