These pages include icons for all the features found in Avast's product line, with a padlock icon for those not available in the free antivirus.
During installation, Avast offers to install Google Chrome and to install the Google Toolbar in your other browsers.
I should point out one change I made to Avast's default configuration.
My samples include a range of malware, from vicious ransomware to merely annoying Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).
All of the independent testing labs that I follow include Avast in their testing and reporting.You may have heard that Avast acquired rival free antivirus company AVG last year.Fans of both tools can rest easy; there's no plan to merge them into a single product.AV-Test Institute rates antivirus products on three criteria: protection, performance, and usability (where usability means few false positives). Avast earned that six points in protection and usability, but it fell down in the performance category, earning just 3.5 points.Its total score of 15.5 isn't terrible, but many have done better.