Avast ultimate is a security software with an excellent detection rate and amazing additional features. Its malware scanner received a perfect score in my tests and its web security stopped a lot of phishing sites which slipped through Chrome and Firefox’s default protections. Other features include the Rescue Disk, a secure browser for online shopping and banking, advanced tracker blocking and a VPN.
The user interface of the suite is simple. Its main screen shows an overview of its primary tools, with clear icons that explain their purpose. Avast utilizes an orange, blue, and white color scheme that is appealing to the eye and easy to read.
There are specific controls for each tool in the Explore menu. This includes custom scans and boot time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save certain types of scans to the “Scan Center”, so you can run them again at a future date.
In addition to the more advanced features, Avast’s anti-virus can protect against ransomware by securing your system for suspicious activity and encrypting any files that may have been targeted. It is able to detect a trojan horse (a malicious program that is able to sneak 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. The free versions of Avast are backed by a vast community of knowledge and. Paid plans are loaded with advanced features such as identity protection, USB protection, patch management, and an unlimited VPN.