Avast is a huge popular antivirus product with a powerful malware detection engine as well as lots of additional features, including ransomware coverage and a web fire wall and VPN assistance. Its malware detection score of 6 out 6 in our tests was very good and it did an excellent job in preventing access to phishing sites that were able to get past Chrome’s and Firefox default protection.
In our real-world tests Avast was able to sort through nearly two million distinct files in one full scan, which is quite impressive considering that the suite is relatively lightweight and efficient. Avast did not affect system performance in any way during our speed tests. It did better than a lot of competitors that can take more than an hour to scan the same number of files.
Avast’s interface is clean, simple and easy to navigate. Avast’s interface is clean, simple and easy to navigate. The majority of tools are centrally located on one page, with clear tiles representing every feature. This makes it simple to find the features you require without having to browse through a lengthy menu or multiple applications. This is a significant improvement over McAfee suite, which has all its features dispersed across several applications.
Avast offers a good level of customer support with twenty-four-hour customer support through phone or email. The company also offers a knowledge base and forums to help you with your basic issues. For more complex issues, you can utilize an online ticketing system to ask for help. Its practices for sharing data are problematic and does not come with parental controls or a password manager to rival Bitdefender Total Security.