Avast’s free application provides a solid foundation of protection against malware. Avast Premium Security and other paid versions offer a variety of additional features to keep your device secure. This includes the VPN service, Wi-Fi inspection and more. In AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test, Avast scores among the best products on the market in this area.
Avast detected a wide range threats data room swiftly and efficiently during our tests. The scan was completed in 6 minutes and 50 seconds, which is impressive considering it scanned close to 2 million files.
In terms of false positives, we were slightly disappointed to learn that Avast was frequently flagging certain applications as malicious. During our testing, the program flagged legitimate applications five times as such during system scans on Windows which is two times higher than industry average. This happens only in rare instances, and you can easily send the file to be reviewed for a correction in the event that Avast flags it by mistake.
Avast offers a good knowledge base offering assistance for the most common issues and also direct email and phone support options available. A paid subscription includes parental control and password management to the program. Avast also offers a 30 day money-back guarantee on its paid-for services, making it easy to try them out before buying.