Avast’s free review windows
The interface for Avast is simple to use, and has a clear separation between its various elements. The blue icons are easy to use and have orange accents that match the logo of the company. The homepage allows you to run a scan and turn on the VPN as well as shortcuts to some useful tools for optimisation of your system are also available. However, the fact that most of Avast’s other features are buried away within the “Explore” tab is somewhat frustrating.
Installation is straightforward, and you’re never tempted into choosing the free version, although an extensive scan could reveal “advanced issues” that can only be resolved like this by paying for premium security. This is a bit shady. Particularly when you click the Resolve option and are directed to a webpage which asks you to sign up for Avast Premium security. Avast also sells user information, which was uncovered in a 2020 article from Which? magazine.