Avast Antivirus Review
System Requirements: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, or XP SP3. Also available for Mac and Android.
Developer: Avast Software
Price: Free. $79.99 per year Premier license
Trial: 31 days
Software Version: Avast Antivirus 2018 17.8.2318
Summary: Avast Antivirus 2018 is a security and protection software intended for home users. The price of the software includes multiple protection on different levels. The engines are developed to scan running processes and applications, as well as the email clients and web traffic. Avast Antivirus follows the effortless security rule, where everything is so easily accessible and explained through an intuitive interface. The Premier license brings in additional options and utilities.
– Extensive malware protection with more than 5 million definitions.
– Multiple levels of protection.
– Privacy, protection, and performance bonus features.
– Additional features purchased selectively and separately.
– Password protection manager.
– Gamer mode.
– Safe Price extension.
– Quick and easy installation.
– Requires occasional registration.
– Offers installation of unrelated (safe) software.
Avast Antivirus 2018 has separate levels of protection against malicious threats. The “shields” are scanning files, web, and email. The protection systems also include Wi-Fi Inspector and Software Updater in the free version. The privacy of online activity is safely stored in the vaults of Password manager. Bonus feature like game mode can increase computer performance for gamers. Additional features like the cleaner for $1.99 a year and VPN for $2.19 a month can be purchased separately.
More Information on Avast Antivirus 2018:
Avast Antivirus 2018 has a solid malware protection against adware, spyware, Trojans, Rootkits, Keyloggers, Zero-day threats, Worms, PUP’s (potentially unwanted programs). Web Shield will ensure that online browsing flows safely, as well as block potential threats on websites. Browser Cleanup joins the protection buy rescuing the browser from malicious and not reputable add-ons. File Shield will monitor all files on and incoming files for potential threats. The Same rule applies to applications. Mail Shield will flag any email received through Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird clients, as well as block the ones sent from users account. Software Updater can eliminate any vulnerability of outdated software. The home network gets a protection with Inspector that scans devices connected to the network and gives the user an insight into unauthorized access. Safe price extension cannot only alert of the safety of purchase but also indicate if an item can be purchased at a lower price elsewhere. Additional plugins can be purchased separately, but the Premier license version adds Ransomware Shield, Real Site, Firewall, Sandbox, Webcam Shield, File Shredder, Sensitive data Shield, and Cleaner features.