Avast Antivirus Review
Avast offers a variety of features within a well-designed package that performs very well in independent tests and effectively eliminates threats. The free version is among the best available, and its premium and ultimate versions have extra features that distinguish it from other antivirus programs. There is a sandbox to identify unknown files, and Wi-Fi inspector which helps you connect securely on public or private networks.
Avast Antivirus is available for Windows-based PCs under the name Avast Free Antivirus. It is also available for Mac computers that run macOS as Avast Security. Android mobile devices are protected by Avast Mobile Security. Apple products like the iPad, iPhone and iPod are protected by Avast SecureLine. Avat Antivirus also comes with an enterprise version known as Avast Endpoint Protection.
Its user interface is streamlined and sleek, featuring the blue color scheme and orange accents (from the company’s logo) and green “all clear” buttons that show whether your system is secured. The tools are neatly organized into three tabs on the left of your screen which are Privacy, Performance and Protection.
In early 2020, Avast found itself at the center of a huge privacy scandal after it was accused of selling data about its users, such as the websites they visited as well as their search terms, as well as videos watched. While Avast claims to have stopped this practice, some experts remain skeptical of the program.
Avast’s malware detection rates are high, and its antivirus software has been highly praised for its speed and its minimal impact on the operating system. It is easy to install, and has a solid reputation for customer support. The paid plans are more expensive than some other antivirus software. Avast’s 30-day money-back guarantee is an enormous benefit.