Free windows review by avast

The interface of Avast is simple to use, with a clear separation between the different elements. The blue icons are simple to use and feature orange accents that match the logo of the company. On the homepage, you can perform scans, switch on the VPN and access shortcuts to some not-so-useful tools for system optimization. The fact that the most valuable features are hidden in the “Explore tab” is a bit frustrating.

Installation is easy, and you’re not obligated to use the free version. However, a thorough scan will reveal “advanced issues” that require premium security in order to solve. This feels a little sneaky, 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 information which was revealed in a 2020 article by Which? magazine.