Avast Internet Security 2017

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Category: Internet Security Suite
Product Rank: #9 in Internet Security Suite
Price: $49.99
Supported OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7/8

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Offers superior protection against viruses, spyware and trojans with a very low false positive rate.

The product does not feature parental controls which most other competitive products currently offer.

The Verdict:

Avast Internet Security is built with most essential tools and features to provide comprehensive protection for your PC. However, if you're a parent needing to monitor your child's activity then you will have to look for something else as this product does not come with parental controls.

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The platinum performance Award winner Avast Internet Security has a very comprehensive and complete make.

This is a one stop solution for anti-spyware, anti-virus, anti-spam and firewall protection solutions. The firewall works quietly to stop unauthorized entry attempts to your PC. Anti-spam feature combats both spam and sophisticated phishing attempts.

The best of them all is the SafeZone Technology that allows you to create a virtual desktop of isolated nature and use the Internet without having to worry about security. This is because, no other program in the PC can gain the access to this virtually running desktop and there would be no history or any kind of trace once the session is over.

The sandbox feature makes it possible to run a random program to observe its behaviour. Hybrid cloud technology, as you see in many advanced competitors, contributes to real time scanning and quick virus definition. Cloud based FileRep feature keeps a close watch on the reputation of files to inform you of their genuineness.

Avast Internet Security has impressing tools and features. However, the interface does not seem to be designed for the easiest of navigations. The gaming mode and parental controls are missing in this suite. Nevertheless, the product does not disappoint if security is your main priority and you have a different fix for the absence of gaming mode.

The Technical support for the product is available for free 24/7 through telephone and email.


The product gives the complete value for your money through the riches of its features and tools. SafeZone technology is remarkable. This helps reaching zero cracks in the security. If you don’t mind the absence of parental control and gaming mode, Avast Internet Security is the answer for all your security concerns.

Features & Specifications:
Comprehensive Security

Avast Internet Security offers complete protection against all kinds of threats including viruses, spyware, worms, rootkits etc.

Real-time Protection

Hybrid cloud technology instantly streams all the virus database from virus lab to your computer as soon as a new threat is identified.


With firewall on, you can now surf the Internet without having to worry about hackers, data thieves or intruders trying to gain unauthorized access.

Spam Filter

Avast Internet Security has a built-in antispam feature to protect your inbox from spam and phishing emails.

Safe Shopping and Banking Experience

With SafeZoneā„¢ feature which is a private and isolated virtual window, you can now bank and shop online without having to worry about your sensitive information falling into the hands of a third party.

Sandbox Feature

Sandbox lets you surf the web and run even risky programs virtually, outside your PC, so that it is possible to test them without damaging your data.

System Requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium 3 Processor
  • Memory: 128 MB of RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard drive space
  • Windows XP (SP2 and above), Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8

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