avast antivirus protection
Avast is a renowned name in the world of cybersecurity. It is known for its superb malware detection, web security and other security features such as the boot-time scanner and a virtual desktop. The software is also compatible with a variety of devices and comes with an unpaid VPN.
There are three different plans to choose from, based on how many devices you would like to cover. It can also be installed on Macs and Android devices.
Our tests showed that Avast detected every single piece of malware on all of the systems we tested it on. This is a remarkable feat considering that the software detects more than 1.5 billion threats each month.
Another major feature of the software is its fast boot-time scan, which scours your system for potentially harmful files before Windows even starts. It took less than an hour to complete the scan on a PC with Windows 10.
Avast also offers a range of other security tools that are aimed at securing data. Its Sensitive Document Shield is able to detect sensitive documents like invoices, tickets and resumes. It didn’t detect any sensitive files on the PC I tried it on, however.
Avast’s email protector can scan your account for suspicious attachments or phishing sites. It also provides a feature known as Bank Mode that provides a virtual desktop that is protected from keystroke recorders, screenshot attempts and other malware-related apps. Avast’s privacy practices are good. The company claims it only collects information that is essential for protection and its analytics company Jumpshot only sells data to large corporations once it has been “de-identified.”