Avast is among the best antivirus programs in 2023 due to its high malware detection rate, low cost, and an extensive suite of extra features. The free plans offer top-quality security and the premium plan includes the Rescue Disk and a secure web browser, in addition to data breach monitoring and optimization tools for the system. However, I wish it had parental controls and a password manager.
In contrast to other programs, Avast uses its full scan to test not only your computer for malware and viruses but also for out-of-date software and network issues as well as suspicious activities. The program can do this since it transmits data back to the company’s servers after obtaining data from your device. While due diligence process this may not be an issue for all users however, some might find the privacy violation to be unacceptable.
The suite comes with a host of other useful tools such as a Wi-Fi scanner and a network map that show you the location of all the devices in your home are. The security features are further enhanced with a privacy tool that shields your folders and files from the prying eyes of others and a secure password manager, and a browser extension which warns you about shady websites.
The avast software has an easy-to-use interface with brief descriptions attached to all of its tools, so that you are able to understand what they do. I also like that each tool has an easy-to-find shortcut to its advanced settings. Another fantastic feature is the ability to schedule smart scans.