Avast Premier 2018 is the premium security suite for PC users, and includes an antivirus engine, firewall, browsing protection and browser cleanup tool. The suite builds on Avast Internet Security with an automated software update tool, which can not only alert you to new updates, but download and install them as well. Another big extra is a military-grade data shredder, which can wipe important files, documents and other personal data, and ensure there’s no chance they can be recovered. Installation is simple and straight forward. Compatibility seems good, too, with the package running happily alongside Bitdefender Internet Security on our test PC.
The program interface is clean and very easy to use. Just click “Run Smart Scan” and Avast immediately runs a quick check for malware, missing software updates, network vulnerabilities, even looks for weak passwords and junk files. When it’s finished, clicking “Resolve all” allows you to review the results and fix whatever the program has found.
The previous 2017 version extended the package with a new password manager. This generates strong passwords on demand, stores and fills them locally, and syncs them with free iOS and Android apps. The network security scanner detects more router vulnerabilities and displays extra details. WebShield has switched to a smarter and more compatible system of HTTPS scanning, as used in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. The interface has been optimised and improved.
A new SafeZone browser does an even better job of protecting your web transactions from keyloggers and other malware, and has some useful extras thrown in (ad blocker, video downloading for offline viewing). Please note, the program will by default install Google Toolbar. If that’s not what you want, pay attention during setup and clear the relevant checkbox when it appears.
Avast Premier 2018 Features:
Change bad habits like storing passwords on your browser, or reusing the same password. Avast’s new password manager creates unique, unbreakable passwords for all your accounts – yet only asks you to remember one.
Open any suspicious sites in SafeZone, or use it for your financial tasks. SafeZone is a secure, isolated space where no one can copy what you type or steal your banking details – so you can shop, bank or pay your bills in total privacy.
Improved Home Network Security
Even better protection, for everything on your home network. Avast 2016 detects 12 more types of router vulnerabilities so you can keep your printers, network drives and routers fully secured – in just a click.
Automatic Software Updater
Stay ahead of hackers – automatically. Find out as soon as there is an update to the software you’re running, and patch any weak points before hackers have a chance to attack.
Don’t let anyone see the files you deleted; get rid of them for good. Data shredding is the only way to make files truly irretrievable, so you can keep your privacy, even when you sell or lend your computer to others.
DNS hijacking is real. It’s far too easy to accidentally type all your login details into a replica of your banking site. SecureDNS encrypts the connection between your PC and our DNS server, so you don’t fall for any fakes.
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