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Avast ultimate is a security program with an excellent detection rate and amazing additional features. Its malware scanner got 100% in my tests and its web protection blocked a number of phishing websites which slipped through Chrome and Firefox’s default security features. Other features include a Rescue Disk, a secure browser for online banking and shopping, advanced tracker blocking and an VPN.

The suite’s user interface is easy to navigate. The main screen displays an overview of its primary tools, with clear icons that describe their functions. Avast’s color scheme is orange, white, and blue. It’s easy to read and pleasing to the eyes.

In the Explore menu, you’ll access more in-depth control options for each tool including custom scans, boot-time scanning and an automatic updater. You can also save specific kind of scan in the “Scan Center” so that you can run it again at a later date.

The advanced features of Avast can assist you to in preventing ransomware by checking your computer for suspicious activities, and encrypting any files that might be targeted. It can even identify a trojan horse (a malicious program that gets into your computer disguised as genuine software) and stop it from running on your system.

Avast provides 24/7 email, phone and live chat support. Its free versions are backed by a vast community of experts and knowledge and paid plans offer advanced features such as identity protection unlimited VPN, USB protection and patch management.