Avast's free antivirus program provides an effective foundation www.virusreviews.net/difference-between-malware-vs-virus/ for protection against malware. The paid versions, such as Avast Premium Security, provide numerous additional features to ensure your device is secure. This includes a VPN service, Wi-Fi inspection and more. In the AV-Comparatives Real World Security Test, Avast scores among the top offerings in this area.

During our tests, we observed that Avast was able to identify many different threats quickly and efficiently. Furthermore the complete scan took just six minutes and 50 seconds to complete, which is impressive given the fact that it crawled around two million separate files.

In terms of false positives, we were disappointed to learn that Avast was frequently flagging certain applications as malicious. In our tests Avast identified five legitimate programs as malicious during Windows system scans which is a whopping two times higher than the industry-standard. This happens only in rare instances and you can send the file to be reviewed to make a correction when Avast detects the file by accident.

Avast offers a good knowledge base, with solutions to common problems. There are also options for direct phone or email support. A paid subscription comes with parental controls and password management to the program. Avast also offers a 30-day money back guarantee for its paid services, which makes it easy to try the program before purchasing.