Avast is a major staple of the antivirus industry with a powerful malware diagnosis engine, as well as many additional features such as ransomware protection as well as a web-based fire wall and VPN assistance. The malware detection rate of 6 out of 6 during our tests was excellent and it did a fantastic job of blocking access to phishing sites which have slipped through the Chrome and Firefox default security.
Avast’s tests in real-world conditions showed that it could scan almost two million files in one full scan. This is remarkable, considering how light and efficient the software is. Avast did not hinder system performance in any way during our speed tests. It did better than its competition who can take up to an hour to scan the same number of files.
Avast’s interface is simple, intuitive and user-friendly. Avast’s interface is clean, simple and easy to navigate. The majority of tools are conveniently located on one page, with clear tiles representing every feature. This makes it simple to locate the features you need without having to search through a long menu or a variety of applications. This is an improvement over McAfee’s suite which offers all of its features scattered across different applications.
Avast offers a high degree of customer service, offering 24 hours customer service via either email or phone. Avast also offers a Knowledgebase and forums to help you with the most basic issues. You can also use an online ticketing system to receive assistance with more complicated issues. Its practices for sharing data are problematic, and it does not offer parental controls or a password manager to rival Bitdefender Total Security.