Always keep security in mind when you are dealing with any type of computer or network. The great thing about Avast Antivirus is that it’s available as a free version. However, depending on the complexity if your needs, you might need to go with the Pro or Premier version.
No matter which version you get, you can expect features like virus and malware detection and blocking, a Wi-Fi inspector tool, a smart scan option that covers all of the little “cracks” that malware might potentially slip in through, and cloud analysis of suspicious files.
Avast helps to protect a PC by stopping threats from getting through. While it’s not common, there is always the possibility that a legitimate website can get hacked. This antivirus software scans every single piece of data that travels to your PC. It does this so quickly that you won’t even notice while browsing. The Web Shield feature blocks known malware from reaching your computer while you browse the internet, and Email Shield works well with installed email clients such as Thunderbird and Outlook.
If threats manage to slip through into the PC, Avast Antivirus uses a File Shield tool to deal with it. Every time you execute a file, the tool immediately scans it and if it is malicious, it is safely quarantined in the “Virus Chest”.
App Monitoring by Avast Antivirus
These days, a lot of cyber viruses come in through apps, so it’s a good idea to have a program that monitors apps in real time to help stop any spyware or malware. Behavior Shield is a feature provided by Avast that does just that. It uses superior artificial intelligence to monitor any apps you have running and if anything suspicious is detected, the app will be stopped immediately and the threat will be locked away in the Virus Chest.
This Antivirus software is highly intelligent and uses advanced analytics to stop threats before they cause harm to your PC. The Wi-Fi Inspector is another neat tool because it detects any potential weakness in your Wi-Fi network and informs you if neighbors or any stranger is using your network without your permission.
If you are concerned about Ransomware, it’s best that you go with Avast Antivirus Premier or Internet Security as it stops untrusted apps and ransomware from deleting, modifying, or even encrypting personal files and photos in your protected folders. While the free version does stop ransomware, the Premier and Internet Security software go a step further by providing you with an additional layer of security.