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Very good, it is a complete package for the security of files and data. I really like the virtual safe integrated in the suite, which allows you to create secure units, as well as the password manager...
A very complete tool. In principle, I installed it to use the virtual safe, but much more than creating secure units, the suite offers several functions to guarantee the maximum security of my informa...
Many companies offer security at four distinct levels: free antivirus, feature-enhanced commercial antivirus, security suite, and cross-platform top-tier mega-suite. Avast has streamlined that pattern, with just free Windows and macOS protection apps plus the all-inclusive Avast Premium Security. Both Avast Premier and Avast Internet Security have departed from the lineup. The full cross-platform suite offers rich protection for Windows and Android, less for macOS, and very little for iOS. This suite is good at what it does, but you can do better when it comes to getting full protection across all platforms.
Many security suites include a file shredding utility for wiping out the unsecured originals of encrypted files. Kaspersky Security Cloud makes shredding originals part of the encryption process. But shredding deleted files the way Avast does is more often found in encryption-specific products such as Folder Lock and Steganos Safe.
Antivirus researchers can't just peruse the disassembled code of suspected malicious programs. They really need to let the shady file execute and watch what it does, but without letting it do any real harm. Their solution is to run the file in a sandbox, a virtual environment that lets the malware run virtually but prevents permanent changes to the file system or Registry. You can run a file in this suite's Sandbox just by dragging and dropping it. Settings let you choose whether sandboxed apps can access the internet, and whether downloaded files should be saved outside the sandbox.
Behavior-based detection systems and other security monitors necessarily keep an eye on file system operations, which could conceivably slow those operations. To check a suite's effect in this area, I time a script that moves and copies a large collection of large and small files between drives. Averaging multiple runs with and without the suite, I derive a performance slowdown factor. I do the same with another script that zips and unzips the same file collection.
Many security suites offer a VPN component with significant limits. For example, they'll disable the option to choose the server you want, or impose a bandwidth cap, or both. I didn't find any such limits in Avast's VPN component.
As with almost every cross-platform suite, Avast gives iOS the short end of the stick. It makes sense, in a way. Apple has baked security into iOS so thoroughly that it both keeps malicious software out and interferes with low-level security software.
At $149.99 per year for 10 licenses, Kaspersky Security Cloud costs more than Avast, but it beats Avast feature-wise on all platforms. The labs love Kaspersky, too. A Norton 360 Deluxe subscription gives you five cross-platform security licenses, five no-limits VPN licenses, and 50GB of hosted storage for your backups. These two are our Editors' Choice selections for cross-platform multi-device suite. 1e1e36bf2d