Avast Ultimate is a security program with high detection rates and many extra features. Its malware scanner received 100% in my tests and its web security stopped a lot of phishing sites that slipped past Chrome and Firefox’s default protections. Other features include the Rescue Disk and a secure browser for online shopping and banking. Advanced tracker blocking is also available.
The interface for users of the suite is user-friendly. Its main screen shows the list of its most important tools with clear icons that explain their functions. Avast’s color scheme is orange white, blue, and. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eyes.
You can find detailed controls for each tool within the Explore menu. These include custom scans, boot time scanning, and an automatic updater. You can also save a specific kind of scan in the “Scan Center” so that you can run it again at a later date.
Avast’s advanced features help stop ransomware by observing your computer for suspicious activities, and encrypting any files that might be targeted. It can also detect a trojan horse (a malicious program that is able to sneak into your computer disguised as genuine software) and stop it from running on your system.
Avast’s security offerings are backed by 24 hours of live chat, email, and phone support. The free versions are supported by a vast community and knowledge base and paid plans come with advanced features such as identity protection, unlimited VPN, USB protection and patch management.