Avast is one of the top antivirus software programs in 2023 because of its outstanding malware detection rate, affordable pricing, and a huge range of additional features. The free plans provide top-notch protection, while the premium suite includes the Rescue Disk and a secure web browser, in addition to data breach monitoring and optimization tools for the system. But, I wish it had parental controls as well as a password manager.
As opposed to other competitors, Avast uses its full scan to test not only your computer for viruses and malware, but also for outdated software or network issues, as well as suspicious actions. The program is able to accomplish this because it sends data back to the company servers after it has collected information from your device. This may not be an issue for the majority of users. However, some may find it offensive.
The suite comes with a host of other handy tools like an Wi-Fi scanner and the network map which shows you the location of all the devices in your home are. The security features are rounded out with a privacy tool that protects your files and folders from prying eyes as well as a password manager that is secure, and an extension for your browser that warns you about sketchy websites.
The avast interface is easy to use and includes brief descriptions of all the basic tools. This helps you understand what each tool does. I find it interesting that every tool has an easy-to-find shortcut to its more advanced settings, making it super easy to find the setting you’re looking for. Another feature I like is the possibility of scheduling smart scans.