Avast antivirus offers a fantastic range of features within an easy-to-use package. Its malware engine earned an outstanding score in my tests and its web protection was effective at catching websites that were phishing and able to bypass Chrome and Firefox’s default detection systems. Its performance scanner did a great job of keeping its impact on the speed of your system to minimal. In fact, Avast’s performance scanning proved more efficient in cutting down on the use of CPU than any other program I tried.
Apart from the malware protection and performance scan, Avast offers a host of other tools. These include a password manager as well as an VPN (exclusive to Avast One), a photo vault as well as a breach monitoring feature. The security toolkit also comes with the sandbox to run applications and an internet scanner to look for vulnerabilities.
Avast offers a complete support site with a knowledge base for when you encounter problems. The search function makes finding answers to frequently asked questions a breeze. If you can’t find the answer, Avast’s forum is a great resource to seek help from other users.