Avast antivirus packs a powerful collection of features that come in an easy-to-use package. In my tests its malware engine, it received an excellent score. Its web protection was also effective in spotting phishing websites which slipped through the default detection capabilities of both Firefox and Chrome systems. The performance scanner performed admirably in keeping its impact on the system’s performance to a minimum. Avast’s performance scan was far more efficient than other programs in cutting down on CPU usage.
Apart from the malware protection and performance scan, Avast offers a host of other tools. They include a password manager and an VPN (exclusive to Avast One), a photo vault, as well as a data breach monitoring feature. The security toolkit it offers is quite extensive, with a sandbox to run applications in and a router security scanner that checks for potential vulnerabilities.
Avast has a comprehensive support site with a knowledge base should you encounter issues. The search function makes finding answers to frequently asked questions simple. If you are unable to find the answer, Avast’s forums is a great place to get assistance from other users.