avast is among the most highly-rated security suites in the market. It’s a reliable desktop and mobile device security, scans malware, and comes with a range of additional features like an anti-theft system and software updater. It also comes with sandbox technology that scans unknown files in an isolated environment before using them on your mobile device or computer to stop infection.
The interface for users of Avast is simple and clean. The dashboard centrally displays all the tools that the suite provides, with clearly marked icons for each. The menu bar and settings are clearly marked and any issues that arise appear in a message tab on the dashboard. Avast’s full scan has a minimal impact on system performance, and the suite scores highly in its security tests against a variety of kinds of malware, such as ransomware.
However, in the late part of 2019 and early 2020, Avast made headlines for selling and storing users‘ information through a feature known as Jumpshot. Thankfully Avast has since stopped this practice and claims that they not be collecting any user information to use for marketing purposes.
Avast offers a variety of subscription plans for both individuals and companies. The basic home plan gives protection for up to five devices. Paid plans provide more coverage and include additional features, such as a password manager or ads blocking. The business plans of Avast offer more flexibility and additional security features like encryption for internet traffic and a USB port monitor to prevent the use of unauthorised removable storage, and the virtual private network for secure browsing.