Avast is expected to be among the top antivirus software programs of 2023 due to its high malware detection rate along with its low price and many additional features. The free plans provide top-notch protection while the premium package includes a Rescue Disk and a secure web browser, in addition to monitoring for data breaches and system optimization tools. I would like to see parental controls as well as a secure password manager.
The full scan of Avast is unique from the majority of its rivals in that it tests your computer for not only malware and viruses, but also for outdated software, network issues and other suspicious activities. This is because it sends data back to company servers after it has collected data from your device. While this may not be an issue for the majority of users however, some might find the privacy violation to be unacceptable.
The suite includes a range of other useful tools like a Wi-Fi scanner and a network map that tells you which devices in your home are. A privacy tool shields your data from being viewed by anyone else. There is also a password manager that is secure and an add-on for your browser that warns you of suspicious websites.
The avast service has an easy-to-use interface, with short descriptions of all its basic tools so that you can comprehend what they are doing. I also like that each tool has an easy-to-find shortcut to the advanced settings. Another great feature is the ability to schedule smart scans.