Avast Free Review Windows
Avast’s free review windows
The new interface of Avast is well laid out, with clear distinctions between its various components and simple blue icons (with orange accents derived from the logo of the company) to distinguish the suite’s features. On the homepage, you can run scans, switch on the VPN and access shortcuts to some not-so-useful tools for system optimization. The fact that the most valuable features are hidden in the “Explore tab” is frustrating.
Installation is straightforward, and you’re not guilt-tripped into a free version, though a full scan can detect “advanced issues” that can only be addressed by paying for premium security. This feels a little sneaky, especially when the Resolve option takes you to a page asking you to sign to Avast’s Premium who invented the first antivirus software security plan. Avast also sells user data, which was uncovered in a report from 2020 by Which? magazine.