Avast provides a broad array of features in a well-designed package that is very effective in independent tests, and reliably removes threats. The free version is among the top available with its premium and ultimate versions include extra features that differentiate it from other software. This includes a sandbox which isolates unknown files as well as Wi-Fi Inspector, which looks for vulnerabilities on your home network, and helps you connect with security using 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. It also comes with an enterprise version, namely Avast Endpoint Protection.
Its user interface is modern and sleek design, with a blue color scheme, orange accents (from its logo) and green “all-clear” buttons to show the security of your computer. Its tools are neatly divided into three tabs on the left of your screen which are Privacy, Performance and Protection.
Avast was at the center an important privacy controversy in early 2020 when it was accused by many of selling information about its users. This included which websites they visited, their search words, and videos they watched. Avast claims it has been able to stop this practice, but some experts remain skeptical.
The malware detection rate at Avast is high, and its antivirus software has been highly praised for its speed and the minimal impact on the operating system. It’s simple to install, and it has a great reputation for customer assistance. Its paid plans are more expensive than other antivirus software. Avast’s 30-day money-back guarantee is a huge plus.