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Avast Internet Security is one of the most powerful antivirus applications on the market. It offers real-time security against a range of threats like viruses, ransomware, and spyware. It also comes with additional features, such as a firewall, email spam filtering, and a safe browser.

The malware engine of the program scored the highest score during my tests. It was successful in detecting various threats, including cryptojackers and ransomware. Its web security is outstanding as well. It is able to detect phishing sites that get past Chrome and Firefox’s default security features. The firewall is a layer of security that stops hackers from gaining access to devices, regardless of whether or not they are connected to your home network.

Avast’s privacy tools include the free Avast SecureLine VPN, which secures your connection and shields users when they connect to public Wi-Fi. It also blocks invasive trackers and provides you with additional protection against spyware. The Password Manager lets you safely store and manage your passwords which can cause a big headache for cybercriminals looking to steal passwords from vulnerable users.

Avast has a loyal user base, which means it is able to charge more for its software. It’s important to find out what a company’s plans are to use your personal data before you sign up. Which? will be in 2020. Which magazine found out that Avast made money from data on websites that were visited by its customers. The company later apologized for this breach of privacy.