Avast Service Review

Avast is one of the most well-known brands of antivirus software that is free, offering a solid base of protection against malware. The paid versions, particularly Avast Premium Security, provide many additional features to keep your device secure. This includes the use of a VPN and Wi-Fi Inspector and many more. In the AV-Comparatives Real World Security Test, Avast scores among the best products on the market in this class.

Avast detected a wide range threats quickly and effectively during our tests. The scan was completed in 6 minutes 50 seconds, which is impressive considering that it was able to scan more than 2 million files.

Avast’s tendency to flag certain programs as malicious was disappointing. During our tests Avast identified five legitimate applications as malicious during Windows system scans that are two times higher than the industry-standard. This only happens in rare instances, and you can easily send the file to be examined for a corrective action if Avast flags it as a mistake.

Avast offers a good knowledge base that can provide assistance with common issues and also direct phone and email support options available. A paid subscription adds parental control and password management to the program. Avast also offers a 30-day refund guarantee for its paid services, making it easy to try them out before buying.