Author Topic: Home vs Pro detection rates?  (Read 4908 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JerryM

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 232
  • I'm a llama!
Home vs Pro detection rates?
« 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
Laptop Intel Core i3, 4GB DDR3, Windows Home Premium, SP1, 7 64 bit
 Avast Pro 7.W7 Firewall MBAM Pro, and Win Patrol

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83574
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #1 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.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 1909 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.6.2420 (build 20.6.5495.561) UI-1.0.544/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro

Offline JerryM

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 232
  • I'm a llama!
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 09:23:45 PM »
Thanks, David, that is helpful.

Regards,
Jerry
Laptop Intel Core i3, 4GB DDR3, Windows Home Premium, SP1, 7 64 bit
 Avast Pro 7.W7 Firewall MBAM Pro, and Win Patrol

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83574
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 10:06:06 PM »
You're welcome.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 1909 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.6.2420 (build 20.6.5495.561) UI-1.0.544/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #4 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.
The best things in life are free.

Offline JerryM

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 232
  • I'm a llama!
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #5 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
Laptop Intel Core i3, 4GB DDR3, Windows Home Premium, SP1, 7 64 bit
 Avast Pro 7.W7 Firewall MBAM Pro, and Win Patrol

Offline Mr.Agent

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 2769
  • Proud to be an avast! user.
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 10:40:21 PM »
For sure the Script Blocker and PUSH Updates can do some difference.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67274
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #7 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.
The best things in life are free.

Offline Cosmoone

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 358
  • Oh, here we are again.
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #8 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  :(
Just avast! Free - is already enough. Using avast on Windows, Linux, and Android. Writer at @arunametta.

Offline Bluesman

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 901
  • Amiga Power!
Re: Home vs Pro detection rates?
« Reply #9 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.  
"The blues are the roots, everything else is the fruits" -Willie Dixon