Avast Antivirus Review

Avast antivirus comes with a wonderful range of features within an easy-to-use package. In my testing its malware engine, it received an outstanding score. Its web security was also efficient in identifying fake websites that slipped past the default detectors of Chrome and Firefox systems. Its performance scanner also did a great job at keeping its impact on the system’s speed to a minimum. In fact Avast’s performance scan was more efficient in cutting down on the use of CPU than any other program I tried.

Apart from the malware protection feature and performance scan, Avast offers a host of other tools. Avast One is the only one that offers an VPN as well as an image vault, and an instrument for monitoring data breaches. The security toolkit also has the sandbox to run applications and a router scanner to check for vulnerabilities.

Avast has a comprehensive support site with a knowledge base in case you encounter problems. Its search function makes it easy to find answers to frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer, the Avast forum is a solid source for assistance from other users.

Avast may claim that it does not sell data regarding its users, but the history of this practice remains fresh in many consumers’ minds. In January 2020, PCMag and Motherboard revealed that Avast sold the location and other information of its users to third party companies through its Jumpshot subsidiary. Avast has recently stopped this practice, and is now asking users to opt-in when they download new installations of its desktop AV software. The privacy policy of the company states that data from consumers is “stripped and removed from the database” before being shared with third-party.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *