The new interface of Avast is well laid-out, with clear demarcation between its various components and easy-to-use blue icons (with orange accents derived from the company logo) to distinguish the suite’s features. The homepage allows you to run a scan and switch on the VPN as well as shortcuts to several useful tools for optimizing your system are also available. However the fact that a lot of the other features offered by Avast are buried away within the “Explore” tab is a bit frustrating.
The installation process is simple and you’re not pushed into a free version, though the full scan will reveal “advanced issues” that will only be solved by paying for premium security. It’s a bit shady and especially when the Resolve button takes you to a web page asking you to sign up for Avast’s Premium security plan. Avast also sells user information that was exposed in a story published in 2020 by Which? magazine.
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