Avast antivirus comes with a broad array of features included in a simple package. Its malware engine earned a perfect score in my tests, and its web security was effective in identifying sites that were phishing that slipped through Chrome and Firefox’s default detection systems. Its performance scanner also did a great job at keeping its impact on system’s speed to a minimum. In fact Avast’s performance scanner proved more efficient in cutting down on the CPU usage than any other program I tested.
Avast also provides a range of other tools. Avast One is the only one that offers a VPN with an image vault, and an instrument for monitoring data breaches. The security toolkit also comes with an application sandbox and the ability to scan routers for vulnerabilities.
Avast offers a complete support site with a knowledge base for when you have issues. Its search function allows you to locate answers to frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer, Avast’s forums is a great source to get help from other users.