Avast ultimate is a security application that has a high detection rate and fantastic extra features. Its malware scan scored 100 percent in my tests. Also, its web protection stopped websites that offered phishing services that were able to slip past Chrome’s and Firefox’s default security. Other features include the Rescue Disk, a secure browser for online shopping and banking, advanced tracker blockers and an VPN.
The interface for users of the suite is easy to use. The main screen shows icons that clearly explain the features of each tool. Avast uses an orange, blue and white color scheme that’s pleasing to the eye and easy to read.
In the Explore menu, you’ll access more in-depth tools’ controls, including custom scans, boot time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save specific types of scans to the “Scan Center”, so you can run them at a later time.
In addition to the more advanced features, Avast’s antivirus can protect against ransomware by monitoring your system for suspicious activity and encrypting any files that could be targeted. It can detect trojan horses (malicious programs that are disguised as legitimate software and sneak into your computer) and stop them from running.
Avast offers 24/7 phone, email and live chat support. The free versions of the product are backed by an extensive community of experts and knowledge as well as paid plans that include advanced features such as identity protection, unlimited VPN, USB protection and patch management.