Avast One: Affordable Security Solution with Top-Notch Protection

At a glance, Avast One offers an uncluttered interface with excellent antivirus protection and competitive pricing. While full scans may impact PC performance when using Microsoft Office apps and there is no included password manager, this app provides upgraded defenses against online threats and additional features. With tools to safeguard your identity and privacy, including a VPN with unlimited bandwidth, as well as PC tune-up utilities, Avast One is a strong choice. The price is £79.99 per year for 5 devices and £109.99 per year for 30 devices. Avast One enhances the free Essentials plan with top-notch antivirus and firewall protection, monitoring for network vulnerabilities, compromised applications, unauthorized access attempts, and data breaches. It also includes a system optimizer, software updater, and safeguards against webcam takeovers, phishing attempts, and malicious redirects. Dark web monitoring is continuous, and the VPN has no restrictions on bandwidth. Avast One does not include a password manager or parental controls. Plans purchased directly from Avast start at $51 for the first year for an individual plan (5 devices), and $70 for the first year for a family plan (30 devices). After the first year, prices increase to $110 and $150 per year, respectively. PCWorld readers can get a special discounted rate through a special offer. Avast One is compatible with PC, Android, macOS, and iOS devices, with a Family Sharing feature included in the Family plan. The installation process is straightforward, and the user interface is easy to navigate. Real-time protection includes scanning for malware, monitoring web traffic for suspicious activity, and limiting access to webcam applications. Dark web monitoring and data breach alerts are also included. Scheduled scans can be set up manually through the Scan Center.