avast is one of the most highly-rated security suites in the market. It’s powerful on desktop and mobile device security as well as scanning for malware. It also includes a variety of other options like an anti-theft feature and software updater. Sandboxing technology is also included that checks unknown files before they’re loaded onto your computer or device.
The user interface for Avast is simple and clean. Its central dashboard displays all the tools that the suite offers and includes clear icons for each. The menu bar, settings and new issues are all clearly marked. Avast’s complete scan has minimal impact on the performance of your system. The program also scores well in tests of protection against different types of malware, including ransomware.
However, in the late part of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, Avast made headlines for selling and storing users’ data through a feature dubbed Jumpshot. Fortunately Avast has since stopped this practice and claims that they not keep any user information for marketing purposes.
Avast offers a variety of subscription plans for both individuals and businesses. The basic home plan gives protection for up to five devices. Paid plans offer more coverage and additional features such as password management or ad blocking. Avast’s business plans give you more flexibility, as well as additional security features such as encryption of online traffic, USB port monitoring to protect against unauthorised storage on removable devices and a virtualprivate network to ensure secure browsing.