Avast Internet Security is one of the most powerful antivirus programs on the market. It provides real-time protection against a range of threats, including viruses spyware and ransomware. It also comes with additional features, such as a firewall and email spam filtering and a safe browser.

The malware engine of the program received an excellent score in my tests and was successful in detecting a broad range of threats, including ransomware, rootkits, cryptojackers, and websites that offer phishing. Its web security features are outstanding, as it detects sites that are phishing but aren’t identified by Chrome or Firefox’s default protection. The firewall is a layer of defense that blocks hackers from accessing your devices, regardless of whether they’re connected with your home network or not.

Avast’s privacy tools include the free Avast SecureLine VPN, which encrypts your connection and protects your connection when you connect to Wi-Fi in public areas. It also blocks invasive tracking and offers additional protection against spyware. The Password Manager lets you safely manage and store all your passwords. This can be a major issue for cybercriminals trying to steal them.

Avast has a loyal user base, which is why it can charge more for its software. It is important to know what the company plans to do with and make use of your personal information before you sign up. This will likely be in 2020. Which magazine discovered that Avast sold data on the websites visited by its customers. The company apologized later for the breach of privacy.