Avast offers a fantastic antivirus engine at its core. You’ll love the security of Avast, as well as the speed with which it reacts to detect and mitigate dangerous programs – just try not to get too frustrated by its incessant pleas for you to upgrade.
Platform and Devices Accessibility
Avast Antivirus is a family of cross-platform internet security applications developed by Avast for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. The Avast Antivirus products include freeware and paid versions that provide computer security, browser security, antivirus software, firewall, anti-phishing, antispyware, and anti-spam among other services
First of all, Avast offers a series of advanced security scans. this can be distinct from the “Smart Scan” that you simply see on the program’s main menu. once you click on the “protection” tab, you’ll see a range of options, including “Full Virus Scan” and “Boot-Time Scan.”
A full Virus Scan is both slower and more thorough than the first smart scan. Although it takes quite a bit longer – up to a pair of hours on a slower machine – it's a stronger chance of detecting and resolving threats. If you think that your computer was infected by malware before installing Avast, you’ll likely want to try to a Full Virus Scan so as to comb out any lingering threats.
Lastly, Avast offers a full-featured WiFi scanner designed to shield you at your home and on the go. once I ran it, it discovered every device connected to my WiFi in under a minute – my desktop, laptop, console, cellphone, and kitchen speaker. If my devices were unsecured, it might have realized vulnerabilities like ports exposed to the net, default passwords, and other weaknesses.
Plans and Rates
Avast also sells paid antivirus programs. The cheapest is Avast Premium Security, which costs $60 a year for a single computer, or $80 for up to 10 devices (Windows, Mac, or Android). It adds a firewall, a file shredder, an automatic software updater, webcam protection, defenses against spam, and a secure folder that can protect key files in a ransomware attack.
Avast tech supports/experts are always on standby 24/7 to tackle whatever issue may arise through its ticketing system and via its social channels. Although wait times are slightly longer than we would expect from an antivirus provider of this size and stature, Kaspersky’s chipper and knowledgeable tech support agents are worth the wait.
Avast Free Antivirus includes a full-featured password manager, a gaming mode, and a Wi-Fi network scanner, which is great. But the software ultimately falls short on protection and performance.
Unlike Kaspersky Security Cloud Free
and Cylance Smart Antivirus
offers better protection, a much lower performance hit, lots of customization, and nearly as many extra features as Avast.
The Best Part of Avast is its tools easy to access the app and of course, it is ultimately an Antivirus Suite an all-in-one solution for device protection.