Avast is expected to be among the top antivirus software programs of 2023, thanks to its high malware detection rate low price, as well as a an abundance of additional features. Its free plans offer top-notch security while the premium package comes with an Rescue Disk, a secure browser monitoring for data breaches, an VPN, and tools for optimizing your system. I would like to see parental controls and a secure password manager.
Avast’s complete scan is unique to many of its competitors because it checks your system not just for viruses and malware but also for out-of-date software, network problems, and suspicious activity. The program can accomplish this since it collects information from your devices, and then transmits it to the servers of the company. This may not be an issue for most users. However, some may find it unacceptably.
The suite comes with a host of other useful tools like WiFi scanners and the network map which shows you the locations of all the devices within your home are. The security features are enhanced with a privacy tool that protects your folders and files from being scrutinized by the public, a secure password manager and an extension for your browser that warns you about sketchy websites.
The avast service comes with an easy-to-use interface with brief explanations of each of its tools, so that you can understand what they do. I also like that every tool has a quick access to the advanced settings. Another good feature is the possibility of scheduling smart scans.