Avast ultimate is a security tool with an impressive detection rate and amazing extra features. Its malware scan scored 100 percent in my tests. Also, its web protection stopped websites that used phishing to bypass Chrome’s and Firefox’s default security. Other features include the Rescue Disk, a secure browser for online banking and shopping, advanced tracker blocking, and an VPN.
The user interface of the suite is intuitive. Its main screen shows a list of the most essential tools, and includes clear icons that explain their purpose. Avast’s color scheme is a combination of orange white, blue, and. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eye.
There are detailed controls for each tool under the Explore menu. These include custom scans and boot time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save a particular type of scan to the “Scan see post Center” so that you can run it again at a later date.
In addition to the more advanced features, Avast’s anti-virus can help prevent ransomware attacks by monitoring your system for suspicious activity and encryption of any files that might be targeted. It can also detect a trojan horse (a malicious program that gets into your computer disguised as legitimate software) and stop it from running on your system.
Avast offers 24/7 email, phone and live chat support. Its free versions are backed by a large community and knowledge base, while paid plans include advanced features such as identity protection Unlimited VPN, USB protection and patch management.