Avast Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
7.9
/10
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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?

Encryption

In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? Yes, must opt in
Product available to use during updates? No

Passwords

Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? sec.report@avast.com
Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Link https://www.avast.com/privacy-policy
Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
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 n/a
Can you delete your data? Yes
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties.

Surveillance

Log camera device/ app footage n/a
Log microphone device/ app n/a
Location tracking device/ app Can opt in

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? Yes, Family Space lets parents control what their kids do online and track their locations.

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? Yes
Did they do anything to fix it? Yes

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? n/a