Avast ultimate is a security tool with an excellent detection rate and excellent additional features. Its malware scanner earned an excellent score in my tests, and its web protection blocked many phishing sites which slipped through Chrome and Firefox’s default protections. Other features include the Rescue Disk and a secure browser that can be used for online shopping and banking. Advanced tracker blocking is also available.
The user interface of the suite is user-friendly. The main screen shows icons that clearly explain the functions of each tool. Avast’s color scheme is a combination of orange white, blue, and. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eye.
In the Explore menu, you can discover more in-depth controls for each tool, including custom scans, boot-time scanning, and an automatic updater. You can also save specific types of scans within the “Scan Center”, so you can run them again at a later date.
The advanced features of Avast can assist you to in preventing ransomware by checking your computer for suspicious activities, and then encrypting files which may be targeted. It can identify trojan horses (malicious programs that are disguised as legitimate software that get into your computer) and stop them from running.
Avast’s security solutions are backed by 24 hours of live chat, email, and phone support. The free versions of Avast are backed by a large knowledge base and community. Paid plans are loaded with advanced features such as identity protection, USB protection, patch management, and an unlimited VPN.