Avast’s free review windows
The new interface for Avast is well laid out, with a clear demarcation between its various components and easy-to-use blue icons (with orange accents from the company logo) to distinguish the suite’s capabilities. The homepage allows you to conduct a scan and turn on the VPN as well as shortcuts to some not-very-useful system optimisation tools are also available. However the fact that the majority of Avast’s other features are hidden away within the “Explore” tab is somewhat disconcerting.
Installation is easy, and you are not forced to go with the free one. However, a thorough scan will reveal “advanced problems” that require premium security to solve. This is a bit sneaky and especially when the Resolve button redirects you to a webpage that asks you to sign to Avast’s Premium security plan. Avast also sells user data that was exposed in a 2020 article from Which? magazine.