Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
12 Oct 2023

avast antivirus protect

Avast is among the biggest names in cybersecurity market. It is well-known for its superb malware detection, web security and other security features like an automatic boot-time scanner, as well as a virtual desktop. It also works on multiple devices and includes a free VPN service.

It is available in three plans – Protection Performance and Privacy – based on the amount of devices you want to protect. It can also be installed on Macs as well as Android devices.

Avast detected all malware on the systems that we examined. This is a feat of excellence given that the software is able to detect more than 1.5 billion threats every month.

The software’s speedy boot-time scan is a further feature that is important. It checks your system for potentially dangerous files before Windows loads. In my tests the scan took less than an hour to run the entire scan on a typical PC running Windows 10.

The Avast product also has several other security tools that are focused on protecting your information. Its Sensitive Document Shield can detect sensitive documents such as tickets, invoices, and resumes. It did not find any sensitive files on the computer I tried it on, however.

Avast’s email guardian will also check your account for suspicious attachments and phishing links. There is also an option called Bank Mode, which provides the user with a virtual desktop protected against keystroke loggers and screenshot attempts by third-party software. Avast’s privacy policies are excellent. The company states that it only collects data necessary for security. The analytics business Jumpshot sells information only after it’s been de-identified.