Avast is among the top antivirus programs available. It’s user-friendly and comes with lots of additional options, and is a great malware protection. The only drawback is that it’s expensive and takes up many in system resources.
Avast remains the top choice for most people despite these minor drawbacks. Avast Premier was among the best products in the top of the AV-Test’s most recent actual tests of protection. It was also placed in the same category as Bitdefender Kaspersky and Norton. It’s also excellent at finding malware that has been installed previously and has recognition rates that are comparable with the top brands tested by AV Comparatives in nearly every product category.
In addition to strong malware detection, Avast includes many other useful extras such as a Rescue Disk, a secure browser, and a set of performance-enhancing tools. It is also one of the easiest antiviruses to use. The interface is simple and has a search function that allows you to find specific settings. It’s also excellent at explaining the functions of each feature. For example those options that are more technical focused have a small icon which explains their function.
Avast provides a complete knowledge base and phone support for any issues that you might encounter with the program. The premium plans are quite expensive for those who don’t require much assistance. In addition the privacy policies of the company have been challenged in the past.