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AntiVirus eXpert Professional

Type of Program: Antivirus/Personal Firewall
Supported Platforms: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000
Company  Name: Central Command, Inc.
Version: 6.1
Price: $49.95 U.S.
Installed Size: 8.25 MB


AntiVirus eXpert Professional Edition (AVX Pro) version 6 is a major change in the AVX line: Instead of "just an antivirus", AVX Pro now contains both virus scanning and a firewall.

I downloaded and installed AVX Pro. Even though I download and install a lot of software, some obviously install easier/less eventful than others. Usually, antivirus programs are a big problem for me (I suppose that's why I really hate having one on my computer [and why I usually end up formatting my hard drive again because of an infection]). Either the antivirus will make my computer take forever to load, or crash Windows, or cause a conflict with another installed program.

AVX Pro installs easily. Its user interface is clean and uncluttered, and guides even a novice through a flawless setup. It updates itself automatically, which is a big bonus for those of us who forget those things. AVX Pro completely protects your PC by scanning all infection points (like e-mail attachments, floppy disks, network drives, shared files, CD-ROMs, online services, zip drives, and tape backups).

AVX Pro controls internet access, can be setup to block specified websites (URL's), ports, and IP's [Mom and Dad, this is a great tool for you], and shields your computer from unknown viruses, worms, trojans, etc. by monitoring your computer's activity (file system, registry and internet). You can moderate incoming and outgoing cookie, to keep your information confidential as well as blocking ActiveX, Java Applets and Scripts from running.

The help file IS helpful, there is online help available, and the people at Central Command are very attentive to customer service.

The shareware version of AVX Pro is functional for 30 days, and registration is $49.95 U.S. AVX Pro and Murphy (the firewall) are well worth the investment!

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Reviewed by Angelene

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