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Title: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: JerryM on July 16, 2009, 07:27:24 PM
I have not used Avast for at least two  years, but decided to put Avast Home on my laptop. It has always been my fallback AV, and I have put it on several friend's computers without any problems or infections. I am using it with the Windows XP firewall and Super Antispyware pro.

Since I have been away for awhile is it still true that the detection rates for the Home and Pro editions are the same? At first I was thinking that there was a note on  AVC to the effect that there was a difference, but found that was about McAfee instead of Avast.

I have been very pleased to see the advances Avast has made in detection rates.
Thanks.

Regards.
Jerry
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: DavidR on July 16, 2009, 07:32:14 PM
Detection rates are essentially going to be the same as they both use the same virus signatures and anti-virus engine.

The pro version does offer the script blocker which is effectively another shield and is more configurable/flexible. Avast Home V Avast Pro differences http://www.avast.com/eng/av4_version_comp.html (http://www.avast.com/eng/av4_version_comp.html).
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: JerryM on July 16, 2009, 09:23:45 PM
Thanks, David, that is helpful.

Regards,
Jerry
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: DavidR on July 16, 2009, 10:06:06 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: Lisandro on July 16, 2009, 10:12:06 PM
The same detection rate is what makes avast free a serious antivirus, i.e., you can use avast free with confidence.
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: JerryM on July 16, 2009, 10:33:17 PM
Yes, and with more confidence these days.
I am a very safe surfer, and it has always been one I have used with confidence, but now the latest on demand tests by AVC indicate it is at the top. Only the FPs were a problem.

If I were not so cheap I would feel guilty using it for free.

Regards,
Jerry
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: Mr.Agent on July 16, 2009, 10:40:21 PM
For sure the Script Blocker and PUSH Updates can do some difference.
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: Lisandro on July 16, 2009, 11:04:33 PM
If I were not so cheap I would feel guilty using it for free.
The stronger competitor of avast Pro is avast Free ;)

For sure the Script Blocker and PUSH Updates can do some difference.
There are others, scheduling, automated actions, configurability.
But it does not affect overall protection.
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: Cosmoone on July 17, 2009, 09:42:00 PM
I'm all agree with those comments, using Avast! Home Edition never give any regret for me  ;D. Sure I wanna give a try to the profesional one, but since I have no credit card ... nothing I can do  :(
Title: Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
Post by: Bluesman on July 17, 2009, 10:24:38 PM
I'm all agree with those comments, using Avast! Home Edition never give any regret for me  ;D. Sure I wanna give a try to the profesional one, but since I have no credit card ... nothing I can do  :(

You can test the trial-version for 60 days

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-professional.html

Note: This product will also work as a 60-day trial version. At the end of the trial period, a license key must be purchased, which will be valid for a further 1, 2, or 3 years.