Avast Service Review

Avast’s free application provides a solid foundation of security against malware. Avast Premium Security and other paid versions offer a variety of additional features to keep your device safe. This includes a VPN service, WiFi inspector, and more. In AV-Comparatives Real World Protection Test, Avast scores among the most effective products available in this particular category.

In our tests, we noticed Avast was able to identify numerous threats quickly and efficiently. In addition, the full scan took just 6 minutes and 50 seconds to complete which is impressive considering the fact that it searched more than two million discrete files.

Avast’s tendency to label certain programs dangerous was disappointing. During our testing the program flagged legitimate applications five times when it detected malicious programs during system scans on Windows, a figure that is two more than the industry average. The good news is that this is not a common occurrence, and you can easily send a file to an analysis to fix the problem should Avast is mistakenly flagging it.

Avast offers a good knowledge base that offers help for the most common issues as well as immediate phone and email support options available. A paid subscription adds parental control and password management to the program. Avast also offers a 30 day money back guarantee for its paid-for services, making it easy to test them before purchasing.