Avast Ultimate Review

Avast Ultimate is a security software with an impressive detection rate and many extra features. Its malware scanner got a perfect score in my tests, and its web protection blocked a number of phishing websites that managed to get past Chrome and Firefox’s default protections. Other features include the Rescue Disk, a secure browser for online shopping and banking, as well as advanced tracker blockers and a VPN.

The user interface of the suite is simple to navigate. Its main screen shows a list of the most essential tools with clear icons that describe their functions. Avast uses an orange white and blue color scheme that is pleasing to the eye and easy to read.

There are detailed controls for each tool within the Explore menu. This includes custom scans and boot time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save specific types of scans in the «Scan Center», so you can run them at a later time.

Advanced features of Avast can help protect against ransomware by watching your PC for suspicious activity and encrypting any files that might have been targeted. It can detect trojan horses (malicious programs disguised a knockout post as legitimate software that enter your computer) and prevent them from running.

Avast’s security solutions are backed by 24/7 live chat, email and telephone support. The free versions of the product are backed by an extensive knowledge base and community and paid plans come with advanced features like identity protection unlimited VPN, USB protection and patch management.