Avast is among the most well-known names in antivirus software with its free software providing a solid foundation of protection against malware. The paid versions, particularly Avast Premium Security, provide numerous additional features to ensure your device is secure. This includes a VPN service, WiFi inspector and much more. Avast is considered to be among the top products in this category by AV-Comparatives Real World Test for Protection.

Avast detected a variety of threats quickly and efficiently during our tests. The scan was completed in just 6 minutes and 50 seconds, which is impressive considering it was able to scan more than 2 million files.

In terms of false positives, we were shocked to learn that Avast was frequently flagging certain applications as malicious. In our tests, the program flagged five legitimate applications as such during Windows system scans www.virusreviews.net/ that are two times more than the industry standard. This happens only in rare instances, and you can easily send the file for analysis for a corrective action should Avast flags it in error.

Avast provides a solid knowledge base that provides solutions to common issues. There are also options for direct phone or email support. Anyone looking for a higher level of security can choose an annual subscription that provides parental and password management controls to the program. Avast offers a 30 day refund guarantee on its paid services.