Avast Premier has a high-performance antivirus that boasts a high malware detection rate. It also has many additional features. It doesn’t negatively impact the performance of your computer as its competitors do. It’s weak in a few areas. Its data breach monitoring capabilities are limited, its password manager average, it keeps logs of connections and does not have parental controls.

You’ll be required to install the Avast Secure browser at the time of installation. It’s the company’s own Chromium-based web browser, which integrates with other services and software that include integrated advert and tracker blockers. You can also use it as your primary browser.

The interface is simple, clean and easy to navigate. The left sidebar has links to the most crucial tools and settings. From here you can launch scans and then start any of the other bundled tools, including the boot-time scanner that is thorough in its examination of your system prior to Windows or rootkits are loaded. You can schedule the scanner to run every day.

Avast offers a variety of plans, ranging from free to premium. All plans come with a 30-day refund guarantee. All paid-for products come with a free trial version that lets you test the entire suite for a full month. It’s important to keep in mind that the trial is only available for one device. If you have several computers, you’ll need to purchase a new plan. Premium plans also include some extra security features like the ability to manage passwords and anti-phishing security.