Avast is a widely-trusted tool for safeguarding internet-connected devices against malware, hackers, and privacy invaders. It keeps users secure through encryption, regular software upgrades, and advanced authentication. It also logs minimal data, reducing the risk of data breaches.
However, Avast has had cybersecurity issues in the past, as have many antivirus companies. Those issues include data breaches and security vulnerabilities, although Avast has been known to react relatively quickly.
Can you trust Avast to protect you from malware and to protect your privacy?
|All network communications and capabilities?
|Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates?
|Yes, must opt in
|Product available to use during updates?
|Specific to device?
|What data they log
|Name, address, email address, phone number, social media accounts, payment info, IP address, device data
|What data they don’t log
|Can you delete your data?
|Third-party sharing policies
|Shares information with third parties.
|Log camera device/ app footage
|Log microphone device/ app
|Location tracking device/ app
|Can opt in
|Are there parental controls?
|Yes, Family Space lets parents control what their kids do online and track their locations.
|Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past?
|Did they do anything to fix it?
Additional Security Features
|Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.?