This video will show you how to install and configure Avast Antivirus on Windows 10. It includes the following:
- Avast Installation
- Avast Features & Settings
Avast Antivirus comes from a family of cross-platform internet security applications, developed by Avast. Their products have free and paid versions available that provides browser security, firewall, online protection, anti-phishing and spam filtering among other services.
Most people expect a free antivirus to come with only basic protection, and other bonus features would be reserved for the paying customer. The truth of the matter is that many of the popular and free antivirus software, offer full protection along with lots of extra features. Avast provides the user with excellent antivirus protection, along with a network scanner, manager for your passwords, secure browsing, and more. It has a variety of security features which comes included with the free version of Avast Antivirus.
When you install Avast Antivirus, it will ask you to install Avast Secure Browser, claiming that it’s private, secure, and fast. It will also display a full page, explaining how Avast uses your computer and how it monitors your non-personal data. You can also opt-out of this service.
Avast Antivirus has a neat and clean user interface, which makes it easy to manage your protection modules, privacy and performance settings. There is even a 60-day trial for which you can experience the full version of Avast Antivirus along with all the features available.
The premium features that are included in the paid version of Avast, are locked away from free edition users. These features include fake website protection, sandbox mode (run programs inside of a protected environment that won’t affect your Windows OS), Advanced Firewall, and a Ransomware Shield.
Installing Avast Antivirus
The free version of Avast Antivirus is essential to safeguarding your PC against malware, protecting your personal data online, and improving the speed at which your computer performs.
Below are the steps on how to upgrade to Avast Antivirus for Windows:
- Download Avast Antivirus and run the installer.
- Wait for Avast to finish the download and follow the on-screen prompts.
- Open Avast and ensure all protection modules are online.
- Initiate a Smart Scan from within the Avast client.
Avast offers high quality antivirus that has received very positive online scores from independent testing labs. It comes with many extra features, which strongly puts it on the competing market for modern antivirus software.