Avast Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
7.9
/10
Avast Antivirus - Mac is Protected

The Avast antivirus software is secure, with encryption, regular software updates, advanced authentication, and a relatively minimal data logging policy. However, Avast has had cybersecurity issues in the past, as recently as October 2019. Although the company solved the breach relatively quickly, it still decreased its overall privacy score. And even though users can delete their data (which includes their IP address and device data), Avast shares it with third parties unless users specifically request it be deleted.

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