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Avast Antivirus Protect Review

Avast products are highly considered when it comes to cybersecurity. They are consistently rated highly in independent tests and effectively neutralize a variety of threats. However, a string of sour incidents has left some experts doubting the credibility of the company.

The free version includes basic malware removal and detection and real-time protection running in the background. This ensures your security from known threats. The premium versions come with a range of bells and whistles, including the ability to sandbox malicious files and Wi-Fi Inspector, a tool that analyzes your network for weaknesses.

Avast’s intuitive interface makes it easy to access all the tools you need. The three tabs (Protection Privacy and Performance) allow you to run different virus scans, and also enable or disable real-time protections. The settings menu lets you to check quarantined files and modify your firewall configuration, and set up a Sandbox.

Sensitive Data Shield is another intriguing feature. It’s a way to increase your security by preventing hackers accessing sensitive files stored on your computer. In our testing it didn’t recognize any of the docs we threw at it — but it could be helpful for users who want to take additional precautions regarding their data.

All paid plans offered by Avast are backed by 30-day money-back guarantee. Enterprise and business customers are able to purchase additional features to increase the number of devices secured like rescue disks, a secure browser and data breach monitoring and system optimization tools.

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