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AVX Professional

Note: Renamed BitDefender

Type of Program: Anti-Virus
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/NT
Company Name: SoftWin
Version: 5.9.0
Price: $38.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 7.01 MB


This is the newest update to AntiVirus Expert 2000 Desktop, which I reviewed a couple of months ago.

AVX Professional is complete virus protection for your PC. As is par for any antivirus, it scans files for viruses, and uses new technology to close security loopholes and provides automatic virus protection updates. The software includes eight protection modules (the mail monitor, virus shield, script wall, quarantine, AVX Live!, download center, AVX for Office 2000, and AVX scheduler) to ensure that you're fully protected against new virus outbreaks.

AVX's mail monitor filters email on the POP 3 level to insure that it's receipt is blocked before it reaches your computer, no matter what e-mail application you use (Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, or Netscape Messenger).

The virus shield protects your computer, injecting a virus protection module into each active process of your computer.

The script wall protects against script viruses, even looking for previously unknown viruses.

Quarantine provides a place to store suspected or infected files.

AVX Live! provides two important functions: It reminds you on a daily basis to connect to the internet and check for updates to the software, and it can also auto-disinfect itself by downloading a new virus free version from the Internet.

The download center integrates into your browser and scans all downloads.

AVX for Office 2000 scans files within the Office 2000 Suite at the moment it is accessed.

AVX Scheduler allows you to schedule scanning and cleaning of your PC.

I am favorably impressed with AVX Professional. It is very user-friendly, easy to understand and use, and seems to provide complete protection for any computer (especially those connected to the internet). The trial version is fully functional for 30 days. Give it a try!

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Reviewed by Angelene

You can purchase AVX Professional online with a major credit card through ReleaseNow. Further information is available on the software's website.

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