Avast Antivirus software offers a few different cost-effective solutions to keeping your device safe, and their solutions work on PCs, Macs, Android devices and iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. The free version, known as Avast One Essential, is built to block viruses, malware and ransomware, monitor applications for suspicious activity and block intrusions using a sturdy firewall.
But you can also upgrade to one of the paid versions of the software. Premium Security offers the following features in addition to those previously mentioned:
- Blocking spyware and webcam access
- Diversion from suspicious websites
Avast One, provides those features and:
- Online account monitoring
- Device performance enhancement
- Unlimited VPN
- Protecting your browsing data and cookies from advertisers
What’s more is that you can secure up to 30 devices with Avast One and 10 devices with Avast Premium Security. Paid plans start at $3.99 per month for new customers.
Malwarebytes is another antivirus on the market that offers robust features using up-to-date technology solutions to protect your devices. This software considers itself “nontraditional” and boasts over 200 million scans per month and more than 20 million threats detected and blocked on a daily basis. In fact, Malwarebytes claims they found 468 million threats that were missed by “the big guys,” presumably companies like Norton and McAfee.
Start by getting Malwarebytes for free. You can try a few of their services for no cost to you for 14 days to see how it works for your devices. Try the antivirus that stops threats before they do any damage. Test out the AdwCleaner, which removes suspicious hidden programs on your computer that slow down your PC’s performance. Or, download the free Browser Guard, which blocks ads, scams, pop-ups and more when you use Chrome, Edge or Firefox. Tack on a convenient VPN to shield your browsing data from your internet service provider and malicious spies.
Malwarebytes Essential packs all three features into one package for prices that start at $59.99 for one device for one year. Or, start with the Basic plan, which includes everything except the VPN and other features of Malwarebytes Privacy package and starts at $39.99 per year. Plus, if you’re not satisfied in any way with you Malwarebytes antivirus software, they have a 60-day money-back policy.