Avast antivirus offers a fantastic range of features within an streamlined package. In my testing its malware engine, it received an excellent score. Its web security was also effective in spotting phishing websites that slipped past Chrome’s and Firefox’s default detector systems. The performance scanner did a great job at keeping its impact on system’s performance to a minimum. In fact Avast’s performance scan proved more efficient in decreasing the use of CPU than any other program I tried.

Besides the malware protection and performance scan, Avast offers a host of other tools. Avast One is the only one to offer an VPN as well as an image vault, and an instrument for monitoring data breaches. The security toolkit it offers is very extensive, including the ability to run applications inside and a router security scanner to check for possible vulnerabilities.

If you ever have trouble, Avast’s support website provides a complete knowledge base. Its search function allows you to locate answers to frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer, Avast’s forum is a great resource to get assistance from other users.

While Avast claims it no longer sells user information however, the fact that it has done this is still fresh in the minds of a lot of consumers. In January 2020, PCMag and Motherboard revealed that Avast sold the www.alvieprimaryschool.org.uk/what-is-craigslist/ location and other details of its users to third party companies through its Jumpshot subsidiary. Avast has since stopped this practice, and now is asking users to choose whether they want to participate when installing its desktop antivirus software. Its privacy policy states that data from consumers is “stripped and removed from identification” before being shared with third parties.