Avast Internet Security

Product Code: ISE-08-001-


Feel better with our best protection

Avast Internet Security provides complete antivirus, anti-spyware, antispam and firewall protection, complemented by avast! SafeZon™ and new hybrid cloud technologies, for best protection against viruses, spyware and other types of malware in 2012.

Shop and bank online without worry

SafeZone creates a private and isolated virtual window on your desktop for safely making your sensitive financial transactions when shopping or banking online.

Surf and socialise without annoyance

Sandbox lets you surf the web and run programs virtually (outside your PC), and Web, IM and P2P shields ensure your safety on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), IM chats (Skype, ICQ, etc.) or file-sharing sites.

Benefit from real-time protection

Hybrid cloud technology streams your virus database updates to your PC in real-time, so your avast! software has all virus definitions as soon as they are known to our Virus Lab.

Know what's coming before you click

Our cloud-based FileRep feature keeps reputation data on countless files using select criteria (such as prevalence and emergence) for determining risks — so we can warn you of a file's reputation beforehand.

Keep your ID yours and yours alone

Your built-in silent firewall blocks hackers and other unauthorised entry attempts to steal sensitive personal data from your PC. Phishing attacks are prevented via built-in anti-spam.

See your avast! History

Your AVAST Account portal is your personal directory for all your avast!-related data. Each month we also prepare for you a Security Report that shows an overview of the most significant details (e.g. number of infected sites blocked).

Get help from a "Geek" in your network

Our new Remote Assistance lets you initiate remote support from a family member or friend who agrees to help. Initiated by you, it routes through AVAST' servers, bypasses firewalls and can be terminated by you at any time.

To run avast! Internet Security, your PC must meet the following criteria:

Operating Systems Supported

  • Windows 8 (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit, excl. RT Edition)
  • Windows 7 (any edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista (any edition excl. Starter Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher (any edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Pentium 3 Processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space

Please note that avast! Internet Security runs only on PCs with Windows XP and newer. Older Windows operating systems (Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000) are not supported.

For best results, remove any other antivirus software from your PC before installing avast!

Compare with avast! Pro Antivirus

avast! Internet Security is designed for people who want worry-free, maximum protection (including Antispam and Firewall). Check the following comparison table to see how it provides the ultimate hassle-free experience.

Compare by features

Pro AntivirusYour SelectionInternet SecurityRecommended
Blocks viruses, spyware, and other types of malware Yes Yes
Warns of a file's reputation before you open it Yes Yes
Streams virus database updates in real-time Yes Yes
Can allow help from a 'geek' friend Yes Yes
Provides secure online shopping and banking Yes Yes
Lets you surf the web virtually (outside your PC) Yes Yes
Runs risky programs virtually (outside your PC) Yes Yes
Secures your identity and other personal data Yes
Blocks hacker attacks Yes
Stops annoying SPAM and phishing scams Yes
Compare by technologyPro AntivirusYour SelectionInternet SecurityRecommended
Antivirus & anti-spyware engine Yes Yes
Hybrid cloud/non-cloud technology Yes Yes
Streaming updates Yes Yes
Real-time shields Yes Yes
Remote desktop Yes Yes
FileRep & WebRep Yes Yes
Sandbox Yes Yes
SafeZone Yes Yes
Firewall Yes
Antispam Yes