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Avast

Antivirus and advanced online protection software
our rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

AvastProduct Overview

  1. About Avast
  2. Pros of Avast
  3. Cons of Avast
  4. Breakdown of core features

Avast product overview

Avast provides complete online protection and advanced security for PCs, Macs, and Android devices. It protects against viruses, phishing, ransomware, spyware, zero-second threats, and Wi-Fi network vulnerabilities and has a simple installation process that requires no management.

Avast scans Windows devices, like laptops or desktop PCs, for privacy, security, and performance issues. Then, it notifies users to fix things instantly. It responds to complex cyber threats by combining human ingenuity with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and insights. It safeguards online privacy and keeps devices running at peak performance. Furthermore, it enables users to safely shop and bank online and block web spies.

Pros of Avast

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  • Its next-gen security engine uses behavioral detection, cloud-based machine-learning, and signature-based detection to deliver protection to keep the business safe.
  • It protects small businesses with no IT skills required.

Cons of Avast

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  • Avast’s boot-time scans can be time-consuming.

Breakdown of core features

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Secure browser

Avast offers a private browser with advanced security, letting users browse, shop, and bank safely on any website. The browser automatically forces websites to use encryption and blocks online tracking. It utilizes several layers of privacy protection to mask digital identity.

This feature enables users to control their login data and monitor their email addresses to avoid password leaking. It lets users find and block the hundreds of invisible ad-tracking cookies websites, hide IP addresses, and encrypt connections effortlessly.

AI and machine learning

Its advanced AI system uses machine learning to automatically collect and extract data from the Avast user base, then trains every security module. After finding a new malware sample, Avast updates all products with new models, providing crucial, up-to-the-second protection. The software has a unique machine learning pipeline that facilitates the rapid deployment of malware detection models within 12 hours. It also employs deep convolutional neural networks (Deep CNN) to enhance malware detection models.

Device protection

Avast gives always-on security to keep devices safe and secure from viruses, spyware, phishing, and ransomware. It has File Shield protection that scans opened or downloaded files to make sure they are safe. In addition, its email protection inspects both incoming and outgoing emails to ensure they are malware-free. The platform also blocks unsecured websites that can potentially infect devices so employees can browse safely.

(Last updated on 03/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
    Average
  • Works Best For
    Any Sized Businesses

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Features

  • Anti-spam
  • Intelligent antivirus
  • SafeZone Browser
  • CyberCapture
  • Smart Scan
  • Secure DNS
  • Remote Access Shield
  • Sensitive Data Shield
  • Webcam Shield
  • Password Protection
  • Data Shredder
  • Advanced Firewall
  • Malware detecting and blocking
  • IoT security

Integrations

  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • ISL Light

Pricing Model

  • Essential
  • Premium
  • Ultimate

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish