Avast is among the top antivirus software programs in 2023 thanks to a great malware detection rate, reasonable pricing, and a huge suite of extra features. The free plan offers top-quality protection, while the premium suite includes a Rescue Disk and a secure web browser, as well as data breach monitoring and optimization tools for the system. I would like to see parental controls as well as an encrypted password manager.
In contrast to other programs, Avast uses its full scan to examine not just your system for malware and viruses, but also for out-of-date software or network issues, as well as suspicious actions. Avast is able do this because it gathers information from your devices and sends it back to the company’s servers. While this might not be an issue for all users however, some may find this privacy breach unacceptable.
The suite also includes the ability to scan Wi-Fi and a network mapping tool that will show you where all your devices are. The security features are further enhanced with the privacy tool that guards your files and folders from being scrutinized by the public as well as a secure password manager, and a browser extension that warns you of shady websites.
The avast service comes with an easy-to-use interface with brief descriptions of all its tools to ensure that you can understand what they do. I find it interesting that each tool has an access point to its most advanced settings, making it super easy to find the setting you’re looking for. Another excellent feature is the option to schedule smart scans.