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Customer Comments
  • Nick
    10/12/2018

    Absolutely not for me!

    Wanda
    09/12/2018

    I don't like it at all! There are better alternatives.

    Aylin
    08/12/2018

    I didn't like it and I stopped using it immediately.

    Benjamin
    07/12/2018

    Somehow not the right product for me. What a shame!

    Leon
    06/12/2018

    I don't like the user interface at all and it's far too confusing.

  • Linus
    05/12/2018

    I don't understand how everything is meant to work. Is my data protected now?

    Yannick
    04/12/2018

    I am really struggling to use it. It all seems far too complicated.

    Marlon
    03/12/2018

    I tried to reach Customer Support, but it was outside of business hours. Especially in this day and age, can't you solve these things more intelligently?

    Jonathan
    02/12/2018

    I still get funny popups and advertising pages when I surf the Internet. It hasn't helped me at all!

    Adrian
    01/12/2018

    Somehow my ad blocker did not work properly with the software. So I couldn't find any benefits for me.

  • Celine
    30/11/2018

    I was trying the whole time to get Fortnite to run, but nothing worked. Then I uninstalled the software and—surprise—it worked! Thanks, Obama!

    Viktoria
    29/11/2018

    Recently, my computer has been active and working all the time. I don't see any improvement in this - just the opposite actually!

    Samuel
    28/11/2018

    The price is clearly too high for what you get here.

    Julius
    27/11/2018

    Updates every day? What's the point of that? Can you not organize that better!?

    Joel
    26/11/2018

    All the buttons and colors and everything else was too much for me, it made managing it very confusing.

  • Ronja
    25/11/2018

    Personally, my husband and I are missing some important features. It would be great if someone could take another look at the interface.

    Marvin
    24/11/2018

    It crashes on me all the time and I have to install some drivers or something, but I don't know how to do that, so it goes straight in the trash.

    Theo
    23/11/2018

    We haven't noticed anything about the virus detection. Nevertheless, our son somehow still managed to get another virus on the computer, which is very annoying!

    Elena
    22/11/2018

    My memory was totally full and everything was hanging, nothing worked at all! I can only advise against this!

    Lotte
    21/11/2018

    I don't have an up-to-date computer, so the installation took a really long time for me. I would have liked it to be faster!

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Customer Comments
  • Nick
    10/12/2018

    Absolutely not for me!

    Wanda
    09/12/2018

    I don't like it at all! There are better alternatives.

    Aylin
    08/12/2018

    I didn't like it and I stopped using it immediately.

    Benjamin
    07/12/2018

    Somehow not the right product for me. What a shame!

    Leon
    06/12/2018

    I don't like the user interface at all and it's far too confusing.

  • Linus
    05/12/2018

    I don't understand how everything is meant to work. Is my data protected now?

    Yannick
    04/12/2018

    I am really struggling to use it. It all seems far too complicated.

    Marlon
    03/12/2018

    I tried to reach Customer Support, but it was outside of business hours. Especially in this day and age, can't you solve these things more intelligently?

    Jonathan
    02/12/2018

    I still get funny popups and advertising pages when I surf the Internet. It hasn't helped me at all!

    Adrian
    01/12/2018

    Somehow my ad blocker did not work properly with the software. So I couldn't find any benefits for me.

  • Celine
    30/11/2018

    I was trying the whole time to get Fortnite to run, but nothing worked. Then I uninstalled the software and—surprise—it worked! Thanks, Obama!

    Viktoria
    29/11/2018

    Recently, my computer has been active and working all the time. I don't see any improvement in this - just the opposite actually!

    Samuel
    28/11/2018

    The price is clearly too high for what you get here.

    Julius
    27/11/2018

    Updates every day? What's the point of that? Can you not organize that better!?

    Joel
    26/11/2018

    All the buttons and colors and everything else was too much for me, it made managing it very confusing.

  • Ronja
    25/11/2018

    Personally, my husband and I are missing some important features. It would be great if someone could take another look at the interface.

    Marvin
    24/11/2018

    It crashes on me all the time and I have to install some drivers or something, but I don't know how to do that, so it goes straight in the trash.

    Theo
    23/11/2018

    We haven't noticed anything about the virus detection. Nevertheless, our son somehow still managed to get another virus on the computer, which is very annoying!

    Elena
    22/11/2018

    My memory was totally full and everything was hanging, nothing worked at all! I can only advise against this!

    Lotte
    21/11/2018

    I don't have an up-to-date computer, so the installation took a really long time for me. I would have liked it to be faster!

Overview

The Czech company AVAST Software s.r.o. is situated in Prague and develops security software. It was founded in 1988 already and now has over 1,000 employees. The most important product from the Czech manufacturer is its anti-virus program with the same name. Avast is distinguished by a huge range of functionality, intuitive operation and excellent real-time protection.

AVG reliably protects its users against viruses, spyware and malware. The intelligent real-time protection ensures high security and the software is always up to date through the daily updates. The range of functionality of the anti-virus software includes web protection, file system protection, email protection, network protection, P2P protection, behavior protection, real-time anti-root kit protection and anti-spyware protection.

Customers can try out the anti-virus program without financial risk and download a free trial version . Thanks to a ,   Avast   can be used without risks and returned if the customer does not like it. Avast support is available to users free of charge by email . There is also a knowledge database and a helpful community. The 24/7 support is only available at a fee.

Performance Daten - Avast – AntiVirus

FeatureValue
Virus detection
System load
Reliability
Range of features
Usability
Help & Support
Pros
  • high virus detection rate
  • Anti-phishing feature
  • Support via chat and phone
Cons
  • Can have a negative impact on computer performance
  • The 24/7 support is not free

Prices and Conditions

Security
$70.57
20%
$56.46
per year
BEST OFFER
Ultimate
$247.00
43%
$141.16
per year
Premier
$94.10
20%
$75.28
per year

Overview

The Czech company AVAST Software s.r.o. is situated in Prague and develops security software. It was founded in 1988 already and now has over 1,000 employees. The most important product from the Czech manufacturer is its anti-virus program with the same name. Avast is distinguished by a huge range of functionality, intuitive operation and excellent real-time protection.

AVG reliably protects its users against viruses, spyware and malware. The intelligent real-time protection ensures high security and the software is always up to date through the daily updates. The range of functionality of the anti-virus software includes web protection, file system protection, email protection, network protection, P2P protection, behavior protection, real-time anti-root kit protection and anti-spyware protection.

Customers can try out the anti-virus program without financial risk and download a free trial version . Thanks to a ,   Avast   can be used without risks and returned if the customer does not like it. Avast support is available to users free of charge by email . There is also a knowledge database and a helpful community. The 24/7 support is only available at a fee.

Real-time protection

Avast has very distinct real-time protection. It consists of multiple components and is activated automatically upon starting the operating system. The ” File System Shield” is the core element. It inspects all files on the computer that are currently being written or read in real time. Through the integrated  “Mail Shield“, all received emails are automatically inspected for harmful content. There is also a Web-Shield and this protects users against harmful websites or infections by malware. Users can customize the degree of protection for all protection mechanisms.

 

A USB-Check is also among the many functions of Avast. However, users have to manually start the check through the anti-virus software menu. DVDs, CDs and other connected data carriers can also be inspected. Avast Pro Antivirus is perfect for file-sharing and messenger users. The software protects its users from viruses, trojans and other malware that may end up on a PC through file-sharing platforms or an instant messenger. Thanks to an integrated firewall, users do not need an additional protection program.

Safe surfing

Thanks to a high heuristic level and daily updates, the Avast anti-virus program provides effective protection. The anti-virus program protects its users against phishing websites while surfing and can block different web addresses if requested. This makes it simple to create a type of child protection. The Avast Online Security informs the user if a website is dangerous. The Avast Browser Cleanup automatically removes all undesired extensions. The Avast Secure Browser makes it possible to be secure online and you can do secure online transfers through it as well.

In addition to comprehensive real-time protection consisting of multiple modules, Avast also has comprehensive data protection functions and offers advanced identity protection. Users can delete undesired files securely and permanently with the Data shredder and surf online anonymously and securely through SecureLine VPN . The software is perfect for use in a company network and protects powerful servers. The Exchange protection and the SharePoint protection provide for high security in a network.

Performance

The Avast software starts automatically after booting up the PC and does not have to be started manually. Through the real-time protection, a part of the program is active in the operating system background at all times. Despite a wide range of functions, the anti-virus software is very modest with regard to resources. Avast only needs a few MB of RAM and the CPU is only noticeably used when performing a manual scan for malware. The software does not impact PC performance negatively. As a result, the program is also ideal for older computers and computers with less performance. Even during an intensive scan, users can work with other programs at the same time without noticing any limitations.

Special features

Avast Antivirus provides its customers with a few special additional features that make it stand out from the competition. The Sandbox Mode is particularly practical. Users can list unknown files here and check whether or not they are harmful without any risk. With the Boot-Time Scan, the PC can be inspected for malware even before the operating system is started. This helps find and remove special types of malware.

 

Infected computers can be cleaned with the Avast Rescue Medium . Users do not lose their data and do not have to do an time-consuming new installation of their operating system. A Password Manager and Webcam Protection also belong to Avast’s versatile functions.

User-friendliness

After downloading the installation file, the software can either be installed normally (for less experienced users) or with custom settings. After that users can test Avast for 30 days or buy it directly and activate it with an activation code or a license file. Installation is simple and completed in a short time. The anti-virus program works only with Windows XP SP3 or higher. There is a suitable security program from the same company for Macintosh and Linux systems.

 

DeviceAvast
WindowsSoftware/app
Mac OS
Linux
iOS
Android
Windows Phone
Blackberry
DDWRT router
Kindle
Game consoles

 

Table 4: Device compatibility

 

A comprehensive knowledge databasewith answers to the most important questions can be found on the Avast website. There is also an extensive step-by-step manualfor installation and usage of the software. In the ” Academy for Online Threats” users can find out about cyber threats and suitable protection.

Help & support

Customers can contact the friendly and competent support should they have any questions regarding the Avast software or if they have problems. There is support for private users and support for business customers. Users have to fill out an online form and describe their problem. They will receive an email response from the support department within at most 24 hours. Users can contact the English-speaking telephone support (24/7) for a high fee. It should be possible to clear up most problems through the knowledge database, forum or email.

Summary

Avast is one of the most popular virus protection programs, with reason. The software distinguishes itself by a huge range of functions and reliably protects computers against all known threats. Avast provides its users with a series of useful additional functions and makes it significantly more secure to work on a PC. Customers who are not certain can test the software for one month without financial risk. The proven anti-virus software is easy to install, easy to operate and barely strains the PC. For a fair annual price of 42 euro, customers receivecomplete protection against viruses, malware, trojans and worms, can surf the internet anonymously and participate securely in online banking. Other than the expensive telephone support, Avast has no disadvantages.

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