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Avast Antivirus Review

Avast antivirus has a complete array of features presented in a straightforward package. Its malware engine scored a perfect score during my tests, and its web security was effective in identifying sites that were phishing that slipped through Chrome and Firefox’s default detection systems. The performance scanner did a great job of keeping its impact on speed of the system to minimal. Avast’s performance scanner was more efficient than other programs in cutting down on CPU usage.

Avast also offers a number of other tools. Avast One is the only one to offer a VPN, an image vault, and a data breach monitoring tool. Its security toolkit is very extensive, including a sandbox to run applications in and a router security scanner to identify possible vulnerabilities.

If you ever run into trouble, Avast’s support website provides a complete knowledge base. The search function makes finding the answers to frequently-asked questions easy. If you’re not able to find the answer, Avast’s forum is a great place for assistance from other users.

Avast may claim that they has stopped selling data about its users, but the history of this practice is fresh in many consumers’ minds. In January of 2020, PCMag and Motherboard revealed that Avast sold the location and other details of its users to third party companies through its Jumpshot subsidiary. Avast has halted this practice and requests users to sign up during the installation of its antivirus software for desktops. Its privacy policy states that the data of consumers is “stripped and removed from the database” before being shared with third-party.

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