Avast is one of the most popular antivirus programs in the market. It is equipped with a strong malware detection engine, in addition to many other features like ransomware protection as well as a web-based firewall and VPN assistance. Its malware detection rating of 6 out 6 in our tests was outstanding and it did an excellent job in preventing access to phishing websites that slipped through Chrome’s and Firefox default protection.

In our real-world tests, Avast was able to sort through more than two million discrete files in a full scan which is impressive considering the suite is relatively lightweight and efficient. In our speed tests, Avast didn’t impact system performance in any way and it performed much better than many competitors that can take up to an hour to go through the same number of files.

The interface of Avast is simple clear and simple to use. The Avast interface is clean, simple and easy to navigate. The majority of tools are located on a single page with clear and concise tiles for every feature. This makes it easy to find the features you need without having to browse through a long menu or a number of apps. This is a huge improvement over McAfee suite that has all its features dispersed across several apps.

Avast provides a high standard of customer service, including 24 hour support via email or telephone. Avast also offers a Knowledgebase and forums to help you with issues that are simple. For more complicated issues, you can utilize the ticketing system for assistance. Its data-sharing practices are concerning and doesn’t include parental controls or a password manager to rival Bitdefender Total Security.