avast antivirus is one of the top security suites on the market. It’s a reliable desktop and mobile device protection it scans for malware and comes with a range of additional features, including an anti-theft system and software updater. It also has sandbox technology which scans files in an isolated location prior to running them on your mobile device or computer to avoid infection.
The interface of Avast is clean and simple. Its central dashboard displays all the tools that the suite provides, with clear icons for each. The menu bar and settings are also clearly labeled and any issues that arise appear in a message tab on the dashboard. Avast’s complete scan has very minimal impact on the performance of your computer and the suite scores highly in protection tests against various types of malware, like ransomware.
Avast, however, was in the news in the late of 2019 and into 2021 for acquiring and selling information about users through a feature named Jumpshot. Thankfully, Avast has ended this practice. It declares that it no more collects any personal information of users to use for marketing.
Avast offers a variety of subscription plans for both individuals and companies. The basic plan for home users provides protection for up to five devices. Paid plans provide more coverage and additional features such as password management or ad blocking. Avast’s business plans have even more flexibility and additional security features such as an encryptor for internet traffic as well as an USB port monitor that blocks the use of removable storage devices, and a virtual private network for secure browsing.