Avast Ultimate is a security program with an excellent detection rate and numerous additional features. Its malware scanner received a perfect score in my tests and its web security blocked many phishing sites that got past Chrome and Firefox’s default protections. Other features include the Rescue Disk and a secure browser that can be used for online shopping and banking. Advanced tracker blocking is also included.
The suite’s user interface is simple to navigate. The main screen shows an array of icons that clearly explain the functions of each tool. The color scheme for Avast is orange, white, and blue. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eyes.
In the Explore menu, you’ll discover more in-depth tools’ controls, including custom scans, boot time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save certain types of scans in the “Scan Center”, so you can run them at a later date.
Advanced features of Avast can help in preventing ransomware by checking your computer for suspicious activity, and encrypting files that may be targeted. It is able to detect trojan horses (a malicious program that sneaks into your computer disguised as legitimate software) and stop it from running on your system.
Avast offers 24/7 phone, email and live chat support. The free versions of Avast are supported by a vast community of knowledge and. Paid plans offer advanced features, such as identity protection, USB protection, patch management, and an unlimited VPN.