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Avast Essential Business Security Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.4

/5

89

Total features

27

3 categories

Avast Essential Business Security features

Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Alerts/Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Anti Spam
Anti Virus
Application Security
Capacity Management

Common features of IT Management software

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Audit Trail
Capacity Management
Compliance Management
Configuration Management

Price starts from

36.99

Per year

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Functionality

4.4

/5

89

Price starts from

36.99

Per year

Total Features

27

Unique features

  • Firewalls

  • Maintenance Scheduling

  • Capacity Management

  • Security Tools

Functionality

4.6

/5

2.7K

Price starts from

4

Per month

Total Features

63

Features in Common

12

Unique features

  • Password Generator

  • Credential Management

  • Data Storage Management

  • Secure Login

Functionality

4.7

/5

2K

Price starts from

7.99

Per month

Total Features

40

Features in Common

8

Unique features

  • User Provisioning

  • Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Network Security

  • Authentication

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Zakaria B.

Computer Hardware, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Avast is a great AntiVirus

Reviewed 2 years ago

overall experience I would say that avast is a really good antivirus compared to a lot of ones. it is worth using to keep yourself safe.

Pros

Avast has done too much to me, it is a really great antivirus and I'm using it for a long time for my computer security. it does a really great job against trojans and bad files. the software has a real monitoring feature that gives you an idea about your system status. the software keeps my data secured and keeps me safe while surfing the internet. the thing that I liked most is that the software improved a lot compared to the old one. I really like feature such as the file shield which scan your computer files and automatically secure them, and there are more good features like web shield and firewall protection which is a good thing, in addition, avast doesn't take or impact your computer performance which is a good thing for gamers.

Cons

to be honest I've never had something strange with this Antivirus.

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Lisa A.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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"Avast provides excellent coverage for our business!"

Reviewed 2 years ago

Avast Endpoint Security is one of the best endpoint security solutions available. To begin with, it is convenient to operate and contains the best capabilities for combatting all forms of online threats, such as ransomware, spyware, and solid firewalls. It is inexpensive in comparison to certain other endpoint security applications. The application is continually revised, which assists in coping with all developing threats. Furthermore, its free edition has a plethora of functions and is adaptable to a variety of platforms. I highly suggest this application to anyone who needs to safeguard his or her devices since it is certain, reliable, and simple to use, requiring no expert experience.

Pros

Avast corporate antivirus application is the easiest endpoint protection package to set up; simply download and configure the application, enter your key, then you're good to go. As a result, it is less costly than competing endpoint security software. It also alerts us whenever there is a threat and takes good care of it. Therefore, if we are not present, it handles risks and then reports back to us on how it managed them. It's the simplest security software to incorporate; all one needs to do is set up the application, then input your password, and you're ready to go.

Cons

One major downside of this application has been that it lessens internet broadband speed since it keeps running in the meantime, which would have been a significant handicap for me. I dislike the lag that occurs when PCs are withdrawn from the connection. Often it takes much time for the system to be implemented, so I needed to look for material to assist me to expedite the process a little.

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Herbert K.

Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Avast Business Antivirus- the leading anti-virus tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

The system of updates in this software is regular and fast in terms of identifying and removing threats. The software has never lagged which is an important factor for the user. The protection that the software provides is pretty safe. The interface is simple to use.

Pros

Avast Business Antivirus is an efficient tool to protect the system against viruses and bugs. Against all the malware and viruses, this tool works as a shield for the system. It notifies the user of the detection. This tool is very secure to use. It does not charge an entry-level fee which is an attractive factor for the users. This software does not interrupt while working and works at the back end, it keeps on tracking the viruses. Furthermore, it is considered very effective against malware. Millions of files are tracked within seconds.

Cons

It takes a lot of time for the initial installation and is a bit difficult to comprehend. It is disappointing for the users. Moreover, it takes a lot of space on the storage memory which makes the system slow and agitates the user. The price of the software is expensive which makes the user look for alternatives.

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Fabian V.

Construction, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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If you want your computers to be free of viruses and others, use Avast Business Antivirus

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have to attest and acknowledge that for a long time our company uses the services of this important SoftWare, I can guarantee that we have not suffered from any type of malicious program or virus in our system, it is our protective shield against cyber attacks. I recommend it for sure.

Pros

One of the qualities that I love the most about this incredible SoftWare is that its interface is very easy and intuitive, that its multiple functions can be carried out by even a 10-year-old child, in our company we have our computer equipment on the network and I can guarantee you that works very well and its performance is excellent and effective in keeping our systems protected.

Cons

Only one or another small inconvenience that is easy to handle, such as restarting the computer causing the brief interruption of work in real time, which leads to the restart of the equipment by the program, which causes some slowdown of the equipment.

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Krzysztof K.

Real Estate, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I recommend

Reviewed 3 years ago

we have been using it for many years in the company and we are pleased that our problems with viruses are over the program meets our expectations and is inexpensive

Pros

works without problems, does not burden the system, scan is very fast, has extensive protection and firewall, blocks threats in real time and is easy to use it works automatically without any maintenance.

Cons

previous updates blocked sending e-mail attachments, you had to manually set exceptions now everything works smoothly

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Ashay G.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best security provider

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, I would say that one of the best software to have for your IT systems. It ensures the safety of your data and work above anything else. The customer service is also very good

Pros

The software is top of a line security provider for your computer or IT systems from hacking threats. It continuously monitors the system and provides round-the-clock alerts and notifications about the threats which might have an impact on your business. it also updates automatically with the latest updates to keep your system running all the time

Cons

I would like the team to provide the latest news in the world of IT security to update the team locally. This will help the local team to act faster and solve the issue very easily

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Medical Devices, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Not what I expected

Reviewed 3 years ago

Although I think Avast Antivirus software should have more security feature for the basic paid option, I do think that the software greatly aids users in becoming more cyber secure.

Pros

Avast Antivirus software does a very good job with its user interface and does an excellent job notifying users of security issues and make user more security aware.

Cons

I have found that the Avast Antivirus does require many add-on to work to its full extent, so the basic paid versions still do not have all the feature that I wised it had.

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Bernie D.

Consumer Goods, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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because avast antivirus is not functional

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

This software offered me information if there were any strange files that could damage my computer. It is easy to use and access.

Cons

This software has update failures. Reduces the performance of the pc causing it to constantly fry. This antivirus forces you to have to pay a plan to offer you security

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Andy C.

Hospitality, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Really easy to set up and distribute

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Avast Managed Business Antivirus is the perfect solution for us, as I can monitor users' activity and remind them if action is needed. Really happy with our plan.

Cons

I wish it wasn't so expensive to add just one new user as we're having to shift licenses around.

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Rupesh K.

Animation, 201-500 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Good Antivirus at Mid Price

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall good to use this software but in some areas it be improved like , interface

Pros

This software gives me a secure browse experience that's what i like about

Cons

I think avast should improve security settings for removable device

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Banking, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to see the status of your computers and it works well!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been very happy using this product for our business. I feel it is protecting my devices properly and we are secure!

Pros

This software provides a quick view of computers and if they are protected. Our company has many locations but I can control them all from one website. I get status reports if an agent (computer) hasn't contacted the main controller which will alert me that something might not be working correctly. I get timely status if a virus was detected and the appropriate action was taken (the file was put in quarantine or deleted). The program is easy to use. I especially like seeing the last time an agent connected with the main console. Other details about the computers are available, such as their operating system, IP address, and domain/workgroup name.

Cons

I have had a few occasions where the agent was not communicating completely and I needed to reinstall the agent. In those situations the program was still running, but it was not visible to the user which made it a little difficult to reinstall.

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Josip L.

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Simple but powerful antivirus

Reviewed 3 years ago

Avast is protecting our PCs and we haven't encountered a virus for a while now. Previously, we had a real struggle to keep our computers clean of those beasts but now everything is simple and there is one worry less. Once configured properly it protects your PC just as other antivirus software should do but most times some viruses slip in undetected. It really is set it and forget it and is worth every penny.

Pros

Avast protects PCs in our companies for more than 2 years now and we never had an incident with viruses, malware, or ransomware. Virus database automatically updates every few hours so your computers are always protected with the latest malware definitions. That is really important because malware is evolving in minutes nowadays. Our system administrator can enforce policies that automatically quarantine...

Cons

Avast can sometimes be a real resource hog and slow down your computer. I certainly can feel that the computer is sometimes not as responsive as it was before Avast was installed but that only lasts for a couple of seconds and if you are using resource-intensive applications like CAD or some other software like that, you know how important is responsiveness and even seconds can matter.

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Augusto R.

Real Estate, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent antivirus.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Except for what I mentioned about the installation, my overall experience using avast over 10 years is good, I have no complaints and it always did its job: protect me.

Pros

The free version works very well, obviously it doesn't have all the features that the premium version has (which I recommend 100%) but it's still a good option. The protection levels it offers are really good, in real time and complete scans avoiding maleware, spyware, ransomware, etc. The GUI it's great, and the software has an IA that's constantly looking for possible new threats. This program will not affect the performance of the computer. It has a version for PC, macOS, iOS and Android.

Cons

Something I don't like about the AV is that when you going to instal it, it offers us to also install software that is not related to virus protection.

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Qamar A.

Airlines/Aviation, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Avast business Antivirus- best defence against cyberthreats

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's an excellent experience to start using Avast Business Antivirus, the best solution to counter cyber threats. I am still a passionate user of this fantastic tool and enjoying its features with the comfort of a secure PC.

Pros

Avast Business Antivirus provides excellent data security against viruses and malware in a very reasonable yearly plan. There is no free version, but a free trial is a better option to understand this fantastic tool's working efficiency. I have been using Avast business Antivirus for a long time, and it's a tremendous antivirus that saves my precious data from cyber threats. I never got frustrated by unwanted interruptions from the software. Automatically updates when Connecting with the internet. It blocks unwanted content and suggests to me how to protect my PC from viruses. It runs quietly on the backend and consumes minimal memory. Indicate and efficiently remove the threats. Avast provides me with add Block, Bank Privacy, and so many other cool features.

Cons

In a full scan, it seems to be slow but gives accurate results at the end. I did not find anything to be less liked.

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Masturah D.

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Effective anti virus software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Avast Business Antivirus is really effective in protecting my work computer and monitoring my internet activities. It will giving alert if any of my downloaded files is containing a suspicious program and will quarantine it immediately and will advice me what to do with the suspicious program.

Cons

Full deep scanning session will draw too much of my computer resources like RAM and CPU power, it will make other software that i use while it scanning the computer will running slow and crash. A schedule timer for it to do a full scan should be set to avoiding it interfering with my work time.

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ahmed r.

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best antivirus ever!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Best antivirus program ever!! . It never misses any maleware. Very reliable and secure and i recommend it to my colleagues

Pros

Very accurate detecting malewares and trojans Cheap Cool interface design Different types of powerful scans

Cons

Sometimes it is a little bit laggy Prolonged scanning time If you are using it for the first time it will be difficult to use but when you get use to it it will be completely comfortable

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Gene R.

Computer & Network Security, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Happy Customer Who Likes Simplicity and Worry Free Security

Reviewed 3 years ago

Once the software was deployed maintenance is a breeze.

Pros

The Software is easy to use and runs quietly on the backend without a lot of memory degradation.

Cons

Deployment and initial setup and use of the Business Interface were a bit confusing at first as the installation and management instructions were not readily accessible as to where to find them.

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Nimubona W.

Internet, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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My review on Avast Business Antivirus

Reviewed 3 years ago

My experience with Avast Business Antivirus has been good and it is my favorite antivirus and I use it to protect my PC.

Pros

Avast Business Antivirus offers several features. Avast Business Antivirus offers a free trial which helps the user before upgrading to the paid version. The price for the paid version is affordable. Its price is also reasonable if we consider its efficiency and its qualities. Avast Business Antivirus sends notifications about security issues and advises users on the security of their devices. Avast Business Antivirus is easy to use and It blocks unwanted content easily.

Cons

What I don't like about Avast Business Antivirus is that it takes too long to scan all the files. when Avast Business Antivirus is activated, some functions on PC become difficult to perform, forcing me to deactivate Avast first.

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John J.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Avast- over a Decade of reliable computer antivirus protection!

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

Avast is very easy to use. It self-updates to security Dat files, and is very efficient at protecting my computer against viruses, malware, etc.

Cons

Nothing really. I have been a happy user for over a decade and really trust it.

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Bishal B.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Quality Protection for your devices

Reviewed 3 years ago

Avast Business Antivirus is an all in one package for high-end security for devices. It has a 30-day free trial which is very much enough to test using this software. Built-in VPN with Avast is very interesting and helps you strongly to stay hidden at needed times. I personally have used this antivirus for almost 3 years now and I'm totally loving this.

Pros

-Easy to install -Compatible with almost every operating system -Features VPN and File Shredder too -Constant updates with new antivirus definitions -Consumes CPU power efficiently -Has Built-in patch management

Cons

-Design is not so nice and responsive -Sometimes it runs random startup system scan -Lacks management on mobile devices

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Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Avast Business Antivirus

Reviewed 2 years ago

The experience, in general, is very good. The program is easy to use and install. It contains various options such as a VPN. Device troubleshooting and troubleshooting services and the feature to improve the performance of the device. It is a semi-integrated product that provides protection from viruses and improves device performance

Pros

It includes a variety of tools for analyzing and improving device performance, as well as VPN services. I also liked the feature to quarantine suspicious programs

Cons

The tracking feature on websites is rather annoying, Some trusted websites are classified as dangerous

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Josine F.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great protection easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall has been great and I have no intention of changing.

Pros

Product is great protection for my business. It is easy to use as install. I like the alerts and the recommendations. It's quite idiot proof.

Cons

I have one piece of software that will not work when avast is active and I can not work out why.

Vendor response

Hi Josine, Thank you for your positive feedback! We are here to help. Please contact our technical support specialists at your convenience. The link to our contact form can be found here: https://www.avast.com/en-us/business/support

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Paul M.

Consumer Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A useful computer security management software!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I used ABA a while ago because it was convenient to use and contained a lot of solutions to fight online threats, such as ransomware and spyware. The software is not that expensive compared to other security applications which is one of my reasons for choosing it.

Pros

Avast business antivirus is easy to install, consumes few system resources, protects sensitive data and protects against malware. It works in the background without showing up, which is quite nice.

Cons

Avast business antivirus does not have a free built-in vpn and network performance is quickly sucked away by the software. In addition, the ads are unbearable even if you pay for the subscription!

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Abdul S.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Avast Business Antivirus: An Effective Tool Against Any Malware or Virus

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It's ability to identify and delete viruses in real-time. This help to identify spamming and phishing sites without much stress.

Cons

I don't really like the fact that it takes a lot of time to complete the installation process.

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Carlos R.

Import and Export, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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It never gave me problems, good antivirus!

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's the antivirus that I use on my personal computers and it always worked for me, so everything is fine.

Pros

It's easy to use and beautiful to look at, the functions are complete (even in its free version) and adding an exception is very easy, a task that I do constantly.

Cons

Something I don't like is that in the installation it offers to install third-party software, you can choose not to install it but it's still annoying.