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Avast Antivirus Review

avast antivirus is among the top security suites in the market. It is strong in security for mobile devices and desktops is able to scan for malware and includes additional features like an anti-theft feature and software updater. It also comes with sandboxing technology that checks unknown files before they are loaded on your computer or device.

The interface of Avast is clean and simple. Its centralized dashboard displays all the tools that the suite offers, with clearly marked icons for each. The menu bar, settings and new issues are all clearly marked. Avast’s complete scan has little impact on your system’s performance. It also scores high in tests of protection against various types malware, including ransomware.

Avast however, gained attention in late 2019 and early 2021 when it began collecting and selling information about users through a feature named Jumpshot. Thankfully, the company has since halted this practice and claims that they not be collecting any data from users to use for marketing purposes.

Avast offers a range of subscription plans that are suitable for both individuals and businesses. The basic home plan provides protection for up to 5 devices for free, while its paid plans offer more coverage of devices and additional features such as a password manager and an ad blocker. Avast’s business plans provide more flexibility and extra security features like an encryptor for internet traffic as well as the ability to monitor a USB port monitor that blocks the use of unauthorized removable storage devices, and a virtual private network for secure browsing.