Avast is among the most well-known brands in antivirus software that is free, providing a solid foundation of protection against malware. Avast Premium Security and other paid versions come with a range of additional features that keep your device secure. This includes the VPN service, Wi-Fi Inspector and more. Avast is considered to be among the top products in this category by AV-Comparatives Real World Security Test.
Avast detected a range of threats swiftly and efficiently during our tests. In addition to this the entire scan took just 6 minutes and 50 seconds to complete, which is impressive given the fact that it crawled more than two million discrete files.
Avast’s tendency to label certain programs harmful was a disappointment. In our tests the program flagged legitimate programs five times during system scans on Windows which is two times higher than the industry average. This happens only in rare instances and you are able to send the file to be reviewed to determine a fix if Avast flags it in error.
Avast offers a good knowledge base offering assistance for common issues, and there are also direct phone and email support options available. A paid subscription adds parental control and password management to the program. Avast also offers a 30 day money-back guarantee on its paid services, making it simple to test before you buy.