Avast Ultimate Review
Avast ultimate is a security software with an impressive detection rate and great additional features. Its malware scanner scored 100% in my tests and its web protection blocked websites that used phishing to slip past Chrome’s and Firefox’s default security. Other features include a Rescue Disk and a secure browser for online banking and shopping. Advanced tracker blocking is also a part of the.
The interface for users of the suite is simple. Its main screen shows a list of its key tools, and includes clear icons that explain their purpose. Avast utilizes an orange, white and blue color scheme that is appealing to the eye and easy to read.
In the Explore menu, you can access more in-depth options for each tool, including custom scans, boot-time scanning as well as an automatic updater. You can also save a certain type of scan in the “Scan Center” so that you can run it at a later time.
Among the more advanced features, Avast’s antivirus can prevent ransomware attacks by monitoring your system for suspicious activity, and then encrypting any files that may have been targeted. It can even detect a trojan horse (a malicious program that gets into your computer disguised as legitimate software) and stop it from running on your system.
Avast’s security offerings are backed by 24/7 live chat, email and telephone support. The free versions of Avast are supported by a huge community and knowledge base. Paid plans offer advanced features such as identity protection, USB protection, patch management, and an unlimited VPN.