Antivirus aim to protect computer systems from suspected malwares and malicious cyber-attacks. Avast is no different, and provides its users a comprehensive package for virus protection. Avast has risen to being the most trustworthy antivirus brand in the market, given its regular updates against virus definitions and continuous support for its users.
Avast has a very intuitive UI with some quick options for frequently used actions. This means that the home page is easily customisable according to user’s needs along with quick access to important tools on the side bar. Avast now has numerous scanning options for every type of duration. The rapid scan is a quick one-minute scan which runs through and remove media and files selected by the users, runs securities check and checks for malicious data. Other scans include optimized scan and startup scan, and both of them are useful to keep our systems secure on a regular basis. Avast online community is quite active and is pretty responsive if there are new security threat found. Avast also gives its users to optionally select to have an add-on in their browsers for added security like social tracking and cookie blocking. Compared to its previous versions, overall usage of memory has reduced significantly and allows users to work on systems seamlessly.
A peculiar feature introduced in the latest update is ‘Avast SecureLine VPN’ that enables hiding online activities on a system from network providers, employers, etc. following Ransomware attack across the world, Avast quickly responded with a Ransomware Shield ensuing that one’s files do not get encrypted without their permission.
Apart from certain not very useful information like global usage stats (which don’t really benefit a normal user) and ambiguously performing browser plugins, Avast can be rated as a top security freeware at present. It has certainly put its best foot forward in bringing out a great interface loaded with lots of usage stats and malware information, and still manages to perform tremendously in terms of virus removal and virus protection. This is one of the best antivirus solution one can opt for given the price it comes for and the features it manages to bring together!