Avast antivirus protect is a great choice for home users looking for complete protection against ransomware, malware, and zero-day attacks. Its malware detection is close to top brands in the industry such as Kaspersky and Bitdefender however its impact on performance is low. It also has additional features such as a password manager and personal firewall.
Avast’s interface is sleek and minimalist, with blue tones (from the logo of the company) and orange accents. The menus to the left are separated into tabs such as „Protection“ Privacy, „Protectection“, and ‚Performance. The main window displays your PC’s status using green ‚all clear‘ symbols showing that you’re secured. Clicking on the ‚Scan‘ button reveals additional options. There are a variety of scans: Smart Full (targeted) Custom, Boot-time, and Network.
Other helpful features include the Ransomware Shield, which prevents hackers from gaining access, changing your files or locking them and holding them for ransom. This shield is a great way to safeguard specific folders. The Password Manager stores, synchronizes and generates secure passwords. It also assists you to avoid phishing websites using its password generator, and also alert you to compromised accounts.
For enterprise and business customers, Avast offers a subscription that can cover up to 99 devices. It includes more advanced security features, such as a webcam blocking feature, a VPN service and an endpoint management feature that lets administrators keep track of employee devices and the usage of software. There’s also a Sensitive Data Shield that identifies sensitive documents, such as invoices and tickets, and prevents them from being accessed by unauthorized apps.