avast is among the top security suites rated in the market. It is strong on desktop and mobile device protection it scans for malware and comes with a range of additional features, such as an anti-theft program and software updater. It also includes sandbox technology which scans files in an isolated environment before using them on your mobile or computer to avoid infection.
The user interface for Avast is simple and clean. The dashboard shows all the tools the suite provides, and includes simple icons. The menu bar and settings are clearly marked, and any new issues are highlighted in a message section on the dashboard. Avast’s complete scan has minimal impact on performance of your system and the suite scores highly in security tests against different kinds of malware, such as ransomware.
Avast however, received a lot of attention in the latter half of 2019 and early 2021 when it began collecting and selling user data through an application called Jumpshot. Thankfully, Avast has ended this practice. It affirms that it no longer collects any user information to use for marketing.
Avast offers a variety of subscription plans for both individuals and businesses. The basic home plan provides protection for up to five devices. Paid options offer more coverage and include additional features such as a password manager or ad blocking. Avast’s business plans offer more flexibility and security features like encryption for internet traffic and the ability to monitor a USB port monitor to prevent the use of removable storage, and an encrypted virtual private network that allows secure browsing.