Avast Antivirus Review

Avast antivirus offers a comprehensive array of features included in a simple package. The malware engine received an excellent score during my tests, and its web protection was effective in identifying websites that were phishing and able to bypass Chrome and Firefox’s default detection systems. The performance scanner did an excellent job of keeping its impact on the system’s performance to a minimum. Avast’s performance scanning was more efficient than any other program in reducing the use of CPU.

Apart from the malware protection feature and performance scan, Avast offers a www.alvieprimaryschool.org.uk/canvas-esl-as-a-convenient-tool-to-conduct-classes/ host of other tools. It includes a password management tool as well as the VPN (exclusive to Avast One), a photo vault and a data breach monitoring feature. Its security toolkit also includes the sandbox to run applications and a router scanner to check for vulnerabilities.

If you ever encounter issues, the Avast support website has a comprehensive knowledge base. The search function makes finding the answers to frequently asked questions simple. And if you don’t find an answer, the Avast forum is a solid source for assistance from other users.

Although Avast claims that it no longer sells user information however, the fact that it has done this is still fresh in the minds of many consumers. In January of 2020, PCMag and Motherboard revealed that Avast sold the location and other personal data of its users to third parties through its Jumpshot subsidiary. Avast has since stopped this practice and now asks users to sign up for the service when they install new installs of its desktop AV software. In its privacy policies, Avast states that all personal information of customers is “stripped off and de-identified before being shared with a third party.”

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