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The interface of Avast is easy to use, and has an easy separation of its various elements. The blue icons are easy to use and come with orange accents that match the logo of the company. The homepage lets you run a scan and turn on the VPN, while shortcuts to some not-very-useful system optimisation tools are also available. However the fact that the majority of the other features offered by Avast are hidden away under the “Explore” tab is a little frustrating.
The installation process is simple and you’re never tempted into opting for the free version. However, the full scan will secure software for business reveal “advanced issues” that will only be solved by paying for premium security. It’s a little shady and especially when the Resolve option takes you to a page asking you to sign to Avast’s Premium Security plan. Avast also sells user data that was exposed in a report from 2020 by Which? magazine.