Avast ultimate is a security software with an impressive detection rate and amazing extra features. Its malware scan scored 100 percent in my tests. Additionally, its web security blocked websites that used phishing to get past Chrome’s and Firefox’s default security. Other features include a Rescue Disk and a secure browser for online banking and shopping. Advanced tracker blocking is also included.

The user interface of the suite is simple. The main screen shows a list with icons that clearly describe the functions of each tool. The color scheme of Avast is orange white, blue, and. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eyes.

In the Explore menu, you will discover more in-depth controls for each tool, including custom scans, boot-time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save a specific type of scan within the «Scan Center» so that you can run it again at a later date.

Avast’s advanced features help stop ransomware by observing your PC for suspicious activity and then encrypting files which may have been targeted. It can detect trojan horses (malicious software that disguises itself as legitimate software and infiltrate your computer) and stop them from running.

Avast’s security offerings are backed by 24/7 email, live chat and telephone support. The free versions of the product are backed by an extensive knowledge base and community and paid plans come with advanced features such as identity protection and unlimited VPN, USB protection and patch management.

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