Avast ultimate is a security software with a high detection rate as well as amazing additional features. Its malware scan scored 100 percent in my tests, and its web protection blocked websites that used phishing to bypass Chrome’s or Firefox’s default security. Other features include a Rescue Disk and a secure browser that can be used for online shopping and banking. Advanced tracker blocking is also available.
The user interface of the suite is easy to use. The main screen shows a list with icons that clearly explain the purpose of each tool. The color scheme for Avast is orange white, blue, and. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eyes.
There are specific controls for each tool within the Explore menu. This includes custom scans, boot time scanning, and an automatic updater. You can also save specific types of scans to the “Scan Center”, so you can run them at a later date.
Among the more advanced features, Avast’s antivirus can help prevent ransomware attacks by monitoring your system for suspicious activity, and then encrypting any files that might be targeted. It can detect trojan horses (malicious programs that disguise themselves as legitimate software and infiltrate your computer) and block them from running.
Avast’s security services are supported by 24/7 live chat, email, and phone support. The free versions of Avast are backed by a vast community of experts and a knowledge base. Paid plans offer advanced features such as identity protection, USB protection, patch management, and an unlimited VPN.