Avast Antivirus Review

avast antivirus is one of the top security suites on the market. It’s strong on mobile and desktop security is able to scan for malware and includes other features, including an anti-theft and software updater. It also includes sandbox technology which scans files in an isolated environment before installing them on your device or computer to stop infection.

The user interface for Avast is clean and simple. The dashboard is centrally displayed with all of the tools that the suite can provide, with clearly defined icons. The menu bar, settings, and new issues are all clearly labeled. Avast’s comprehensive scan has minimal impact on system performance and the suite scores high in tests of protection against various types of malware, including ransomware.

Avast, however, gained attention in late 2019 and early 2021 when it began collecting and selling user information through a feature named Jumpshot. Fortunately, Avast has stopped this practice. It claims that it no longer collects any user information for purposes of marketing.

Avast offers different subscription plans for both users and companies. The basic home plan provides protection for up to 5 devices free, while its paid plans offer more coverage of devices and additional features such as password management and an ad blocker. Avast’s business plans offer more flexibility and other security features, including an encryption tool for internet traffic, the ability to monitor a USB port monitor to prevent the use of removable storage, and a virtual private network for secure browsing.

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