Avast Antivirus Review
Avast offers a wide array of features in a well-designed program which performs exceptionally well in independent tests and effectively removes threats. The free version is among the top available and its premium and ultimate versions come with extra features that differentiate it from other antivirus programs. There’s a sandbox feature to identify unknown files, and Wi-Fi inspector that helps you connect with security on public or private networks.
Avat Antivirus is available for Windows-based PCs as Avast Free Antivirus and macOS-based Mac computers as Avast Security, Android mobile devices as Avast Mobile Security, and Apple products like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod as Avast SecureLine. Avast Endpoint Protection is also available as a version suited for business.
Its user interface is sleek and sleek, with a blue-colored theme and orange accents (from the logo of the company) and green “all clear” buttons that let you know if your system is secured. The tools are neatly separated into three tabs along the left side of the screen: Protection, Privacy and Performance.
In early 2020, Avast found itself at the centre of a major privacy scandal when it was accused of securing information about its customers, including the websites they visited as well as their search keywords and videos watched. Although Avast claims that it has stopped this practice, a few experts are still wary of the program.
The malware detection rate of Avast is high and its antivirus software has been recognized for its speed and low impact on the operating system. It is easy to install, and is well-known for its customer support. The paid plans are more expensive than some other antivirus software. Avast offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.