Avast provides 24/7 telephone support, which is especially nice when you need help with your personal computer outside regular business days and hours.
The company also has email support and an online knowledgebase with common problems and solutions. Avast Pro Antivirus sometimes creates a little lag while it is running virus scans, but doesn’t have a problem detecting malware and determining whether incoming traffic is a threat or not.
This is represented by the false positives score and shows that 96 percent of the time, Avast can tell the difference.
Hackers know that many users fail to maintain current software versions, so they attack with older malware attached to real-looking reminders to update your programs in hope of catching you off guard.
Avast’s software searches for legitimate links to any program updates to help improve the overall security of your computer.
It extends its protection to your home network, prevents hackers from hijacking your browser and finds out-of-date applications that make you vulnerable to malware attacks.
Its 24/7 telephone support is a nice addition to a good product that scores well in virus detection and removal on Windows computers.
If a threat does sneak through, Avast lets you create a rescue disk that runs as you reboot your computer.